Second Hand Shipping Containers For Sale – How to Understand Grades
The shipping container industry has a vast range of second hand shipping containers for sale. This is great for families and business owners who may have unique and individual storage requirements.
This means if you want to store your vintage Rolls Royce or parts for your not-so-vintage farm tractor, there are different containers out there to facilitate you and whatever your storage needs may be.
Second Hand Shipping Containers For Sale – Understanding it All
With many varieties of Second Hand Shipping Containers For Sale there are three questions you need to answer before contacting your local provider.
Question 1: What are you intending to store?
It is important to understand the container grading system and which one is the most suitable for your individual storage need. The container grading system works on a scale of A-C. These grades help to ensure your goods aren’t stored in a container that allows exposure to any elements.
The grades below give you an understanding of what the second hand shipping containers are like in each grade, and give examples of items that can be stored in them.
A Grade: Good quality, clean interior, any surface rust is buffed and primed, door seals intact, fully welded, vermin proof, wind and watertight. Container is between 8 – 12 years of age. Suitable for furniture storage, office archives, books and antiques.
B Grade: Average quality, minor surface rust can be present, door seals intact, fully welded, wind and watertight. Container is between 10-14 years of age. Suitable for garden sheds, tools, boxes, motor vehicles and any other items that require secure dry storage.
C Grade: Fair quality, dents and surface rust can be present, container is not wind and watertight. Container is between 10-14 years of age. Suitable for farm stock, tractors, slashers, building materials or car parts, etc.
Question 2: How much storage space do you require?
10, 20 or 40ft standard (2.7m) or high cube (2.9m) containers are the most common sizes.
Question 3: How much are you willing to spend?
When trying to decide between second hand shipping containers for sale , your budget will always be a major factor behind your final decision.
The below pricing indicators are for a standard 20ft second hand shipping containers for sale in various grades:
- A Grade (Painted) : $2700 + GST
- A Grade : $2500 + GST
- B Grade : $2300 + GST
- C Grade : $2100 + GST
Pricing will fluctuate depending on the size of container you are considering to purchase.
If you are still unsure what grade of second hand shipping containers for sale best suit your needs, contact your leading container specialists Gateway Container Sales on 07 3348 6463.