Shipping container uses


Wind & Water Tight Containers (WWT)

These containers have been retired from the cargo ship, but are still structurally sound and more importantly dry. All of these will have surface rust, dents, and patches, but they will have good solid floors, doors, roofs, and seals. For storage, these are your best value!

Shipping container GRADES

Shipping container DIMENsiONS

The truck bringing a 40' container to your yard is going to be 70ft long and weigh over 30,000lbs so there needs to be room for the truck to get in and out as well as a suitable road surface for him to drive on:

  • The spot where you want your container dropped needs to be at least 10ft wide and 120ft long for the driver to have enough room to drop your container and have room to pull out. For a 20' container the space needed is 10ft wide and 65ft long.
  • Pavement, gravel, or compacted dirt are all suitable road surfaces, unsuitable surfaces would include loose sand, muddy or wet areas, ditches, trenches, or steep inclines or declines.  The area must also be free of stumps and debris that could damage our truck and trailer.
  • Do not pre-place boards, railroad ties, blocks, or pylons in the spot you want the container, the truck and trailer have to drive over the spot you want the container and cannot drive over those. You can place supports under the container as it's being unloaded instead.

Cargo Worthy Containers (CW)

These containers are still suitable to be used on cargo ships to ship goods, hence the name cargo worthy. They're very nice and will pass all inspections, but will have cosmetic imperfections such as surface rust, dents, and the occasional patch.


One Trip / New Containers

​These containers are manufactured in China and shipped over with cargo one time, hence the name one trip containers. These containers are near perfect,  but can have minor scuffs or dents that may have occurred while loading and unloading. 

20' Container 

  • Exterior 20' long x 8' wide x 8'6" tall
  • Interior 18'8 long x 7'8" wide x 7'9" tall

40' Container

  • Exterior 40' long x 8' wide x 8'6" tall
  • Interior 39'5" long x 7'8" wide x 7'9" tall

40' High Cube Container

  • Exterior 40' long x 8' wide x 9'6" tall
  • Interior 39'5" long x 7'8" wide x 8'9" tall

We all know that shipping containers are used primarily to ship goods on cargo ships, but there are many other uses for these versatile steel boxes:

Residential: Our shipping containers are sturdier than a shed, built to last, wind and water tight, and are the perfect solution for residential storage. Residential uses include:

  • Additional garage storage
  • Additional living space
  • Workshops
  • Pole barns
  • Man caves
  • Bunkers

Commercial / Retail: Shipping containers are a great solution for commercial or retail outlets in need of extra room for inventory or additional work space. Commercial uses include:

  • Storage for seasonal or excess inventory
  • Equipment or tool storage
  • Additional showroom space
  • Additional office space