Shipping Container Hire – Which Grade of Container Do I Need?
If you are looking for a shipping container hire unit, then you may be confused about which grade of container you need. Before you make a decision and hire your container, there are a few considerations to be made about shipping container hire. The grade of shipping container rental that you need will depend on what you are planning to do with it.
A used shipping container rental unit may have only been used a couple of times before and others may have really been put to the test prior to you hiring it. If you are planning to store goods inside the container, then it is essential that it is still weatherproof and water tight.This means that you will need to find shipping container hire companies that offer A or B grade containers.
For other uses, a C grade container may suffice – these are still in fair condition, but may have a little rust or a few dents.
Shipping Containers are built to last and to withstand some rough and tough treatment, but since there can be a great difference in their used condition, you should have them thoroughly checked before you decide which container to hire.When checking a shipping container rental unit you need to inspect the interior and the exterior. Look for signs of damage or material decay to the potential shipping container hire unit and do not hire it unless you are convinced that it is in top working condition. A new rental container is obviously going to be in top condition; however the price is a lot higher.
Questions to Ask Before Renting a Shipping Container Hire Unit
There are certain questions to ask yourself or a sales representative about any container before you hire it:
- How old is the container?
- What has it been used to store previously?
- Is it weatherproof?
- Is it vermin proof?
- What size container do you need to meet your needs?
- How long do I need the container? (more than six months and it may be worth buying a used container outright)
- How will it be delivered?
Contact us now to discuss which shipping container is the right one for your rental needs.