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Refurbished vs. Wind and Water Tight Containers

refurbished vs wwt containers

What’s the difference?

Refurbished Containers are used containers start out as Wind and Water Tight containers that are then given a treatment. The used container has surface rust wherever it is scratched which can be wire brushed off the container removing it while exposing bare steel. We then primer the container for a fresh coat of paint. The end result is a container, which looks much better and also lasts much longer. These repaired containers will last much longer than the untouched or “AS IS” WWT containers. If you are ok with a used container with some dents and minor cosmetic blemishes inside and out then a refurbished container is a great option.

Wind and Water Tight Containers or ”WWT” containers are basically self-explanatory; meaning whatever is stored inside a WWT container is protected from outside winds and any kind of liquid or water that can get inside it. These containers are specifically built for transporting goods cargo ships, which means that they can easily usually withstand any kind of weather and water conditions they are faced with. WWT Containers can be used to store anything needed to, but they are put to the best of their potential when they are being used to ship cargo while stacked on top of and under other heavy filled shipping containers. Compared to Refurbished Containers, WWT containers are not refurbished – in fact; they are basically used containers without refurbishment. They still have the scratches, dents, and rusty spots and paint patches, they have surface rust where scratched and are normally labeled by the shipping lines.

Advantages:

Refurbished Containers – Some advantages to choosing a Refurbished Container can be that they are fixed up, repainted and still guaranteed to last. Though they are used, Refurbished Containers can be repainted to fix rust and other scratched imperfections on the container. This technique used to repair containers is becoming a popular one with many container companies today including Container Alliance. Though these containers are not brand new looking on the outside, they are still in far better shape than WWT Containers are and the fact that the surface rust has been dealt with, grinded off and repainted will preserve the life of your container.

WWT Containers – The advantage of choosing a WWT Container over a Refurbished Container is that these containers are already used which is easily show on the outside of the container and sometimes even the inside of the container, but they are still great for storing goods to exported or imported. They are still able to take on the winds and powerful seas after being used. They are the most economical container that does not have damage and is in waterproof condition.

Disadvantages:

Refurbished Containers – Going with a Refurbished Container usually is already an advantage in itself over a simply used one, the only disadvantage being that they are a bit more expensive. If you desire the traditional look of an ISO shipping container you will want to stick with a standard unpainted unit as it appears from the shipping line.

WWT Containers – The disadvantages associated with the WWT container VS Refurbished lie in the fact that the WWT containers are not preserved in any way. WWT have been used to transport cargo throughout the world over land, sea and road. Wherever the container is scratched surface rust is present and over time will naturally deteriorate the steel. Although the newer “CORTEN STEEL” is less susceptible to rust refurbishing these newer Corten units will preserve the life of the container.

Double Door Containers

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Have you considered Double Door One Trip Containers?

Typical shipping containers come with a double cargo door on one end of the container.  This door opens in two sections allowing the entire interior end dimension of the container to be accessed.  In the used ISO shipping container world the only option available is containers with cargo doors on one end.  Container Alliance has seen interest from clients who would like to see containers with doors on both end.  In 2012 Container Alliance started a new program bringing in one trip 20’ containers, one trip 40’ containers and One trip 40’ high cube containers with doors on both ends.  These new one trip containers are built in the container factories in asia and brought to the united states with one cargo load only.

Double door one trip containers are built under ISO specifications only difference being the front end wall and corner castings and pillars have been replaced with an additional cargo door with standard ISO security locking bars, element and rodent proof seals and easy to use handling gear.

The Advantages

Access  – Double door one trip containers are simply more accessible with access from both sides you can access more items with ease and allow you to create a more flexible and efficient storage solution.  When storing your items in a storage container it’s good to have a double door one trip container. You won’t have to worry about what you will store first because, you won’t have to worry about the item being all the way to the back and have to unload and reload the container to access the hard to reach items. With the double doors the back can become the front and front can become the back.

Cost – We have many clients that come to us with customization needs, we often add roll up doors to the opposite end of cargo containers.  We have found that in many cases it is cheaper to purchase a one trip double door container vs. modify the container to suit your needs.  You also may be pleasantly surprised when you are quoted single vs. double door pricing.

Resale Value – Double door containers always seem to have a higher resale value than single door units.  If you decide you wish to sell your container down the road you can expect to get more value for this type of container.

Double door one trip containers are an excellent choice – ask your sales representative today for more information regarding double door containers.

Cargo Containers – The Environmental Impact

International Cargo Transport and The Environment

Overview

The cargo container has revolutionized the way the global economy works and has not only created a more efficient method of international trade, it’s become an underlying constant to stem growth of international gross domestic product.  It’s commonly talked about how the invention of the cargo container has had this huge impact, but the effects on our environment, not always bad, have also been significant and should be addressed.

One of the most positive aspects of the shipping container when it comes to global transport is the fact that these cargo boxes are manufactured to be some of the strongest modular structures in the world and therefore the amount of cargo that one unit can carry over it’s lease term is astounding.  These ocean freight containers are being built to carry cargo, and do so for 10 years or more, then can become part of an entirely new world of portable storage, portable offices, disaster relief shelters, structures and housing to name just a few.  Point being is that the shipping container is the epitome of recycling and repurposing.  There is something to be said for one structure that is manufactured in Asia carries cargo for huge multinational companies for more than a decade and is then repurposed multiple times, all the while having the potential of being someones home one day! We can learn from this concept, though not a new one, it seems to be lost in translation on smaller scale efforts.  Some of these gigantic manufacturing industries need to be more conscientious of their product from the outset, creating something that can be used through multiple phases, with many different functions.

Environmental Efforts

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Going over percentages and numbers as they relate to Cargo Container Ships and Maritime transport can be staggering at first glance and is often misleading.  Cargo Container Ships are actually some of the most carbon efficient means of transporting cargo –  and with most of the world’s manufactured goods being carried by ship, this process is most definitely on the right track.  The increased efficiency has also led to environmental benefits associated with the movement of cargo.  Regulatory efforts on emissions by the World Shipping Council (WSC)  are also leading to what could be drastic change in the output of Co2 and other harmful gases

One of the primary concerns with Cargo Container Transport has been Vessel Discharge.  Ballast water, gray and black water are all forms of discharge that are routinely released off the liners.  The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a set of guidelines that will help regulate vessel discharge to an extent where the impact on invasive marine species is lessened significantly.

Recycling

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Shipping containers repurposed for housing

Millions of cargo containers are used throughout the international supply chain and are used and repurposed many many times after their shipping life has expired. Shipping containers for sale has created an auxiliary industry for containers being reutilized typically as storage containers. Storage containers for sale throughout the united states and the world.  Beyond repurposing, it is now possible to recycle almost 99% of most containers to make new steel products.  The portable storage industry has taken the cargo container and created a streamlined product that end users have embraced as an affordable, viable and environmentally sound method for mobile storage of goods.

New Materials

Floors of cargo containers have typically been manufactured using tropical hardwoods.   It takes approximately two cubic meters of hardwood to floors for three 40’ Containers.  The cargo container industry uses roughly 1.5 million cubic meters of hardwood per year to meet global demand.  There is an obvious change that needs to take place within this area of the container world.  Some of the largest shipping lines have vowed to only buy containers that use “responsible forestry” in their manufacturing.  Change has already started to take place with more sustainable floor types being used and new products being tested constantly.

This is all we can hope for, is that the industry recognizes their misgivings and works diligently to alleviate the problems that have severe impacts on our environment.

Ocean Freight Containers: One of The Most Important Inventions of Our Time?


The Ocean Freight Container is a huge component of international trade, and has been an extremely important aspect of how cargo transportation has taken shape through the years.  In the most recent decade, the volume of global ocean going cargo reached more than 8 billion tons.  This fact, coupled with an annual average growth rate in this respect of 3 percent proves that the Steel Shipping Container was an invention to be reckoned with.

The Box and Economics: A Key Factor

Roughly 16 percent of global freight exports originating from more than 200 countries were bound for the United States, and of that amount, almost 60 percent was oceanborne cargo, in other words, carried by Ocean Freight Containers.  The United States is the world’s largest economy and leading importing nation, accounting for almost 25 percent of global gross domestic product.  A large percentage of GDP is carried by Ocean Cargo so a significant amount world trade hinges on the utilization of these Corten Steel Shipping Containers.  It’s numbers like this that stress the importance of the Ocean Freight Container and how much of an impact it’s had on the global economy and many other aspects of our lives.

Modern World Effects

Since the 21st century began, almost 90 percent of non-bulk cargo on a global basis is moved by Ocean Freight Containers stacked on steamships.  The sheer dominance of the container has had a ripple effect in other areas of not only cargo transport, but industry standards as well.  For example, there were four main recommendations by the ISO (International Standardization Organization) that were internationally accepted:

  1. Proposal of standard corner fittings
  2. Defined the terminology, dimensions and ratings
  3. Defined the identification and markings
  4. Proposed the minimum internal dimensions of the cargo container

After these main components were set in stone, other areas of general freight economics were affected.  Trucking and other intermodal methods had to conform to these standards, specifically as determined by these four primary recommendations defined by the ISO.  Flatbed dimensions, width and height changed per these new standards.  The way that products were packed; pallets and boxes – basically everything with regards to cargo fell within these set of guidelines to help improve cost and productivity.  It was so much faster and more organized to load and unload cargo that the cost of loading freight was reduced by more than 90%.  Therefore, the cost of products you buy or sell were reduced greatly because of the ISO Shipping Container.  Containerization has revolutionized international cargo transportation, bringing substantial improvements in general efficiency.

An American Made Change

Malcolm Mclean may not have realized the difference he was making in the lives of human beings when he came up with the idea for the Shipping Container in 1956, but the invention was most definitely pre-meditated.  After watching, for 20 years, the slow and inefficient method of carrying, loading and unloading cargo, Mclean finally decided the industry needed a change.  He came up with the idea that a specific unit was needed that conformed to a standard the world would recognize.   So, the man born in Maxton, North Carolina was not only an American Entrepreneur but later became known as the father of Containerization and named the Man of the Century for his invention of the Ocean Freight Container.

Ocean Freight Containers: Best Invention of Our Time?


The Ocean Freight Container is a huge component of international trade, and has been an extremely important aspect of how cargo transportation has taken shape through the years.  In the most recent decade, the volume of global ocean going cargo reached more than 8 billion tons.  This fact, coupled with an annual average growth rate in this respect of 3 percent proves that the Steel Shipping Container was an invention to be reckoned with.

The Box and Economics: A Key Factor

Roughly 16 percent of global freight exports originating from more than 200 countries were bound for the United States, and of that amount, almost 60 percent was oceanborne cargo, in other words, carried by Ocean Freight Containers.  The United States is the world’s largest economy and leading importing nation, accounting for almost 25 percent of global gross domestic product.  A large percentage of GDP is carried by Ocean Cargo so a significant amount world trade hinges on the utilization of these Corten Steel Shipping Containers.  It’s numbers like this that stress the importance of the Ocean Freight Container and how much of an impact it’s had on the global economy and many other aspects of our lives.

Modern World Effects

Since the 21st century began, almost 90 percent of non-bulk cargo on a global basis is moved by Ocean Freight Containers stacked on steamships.  The sheer dominance of the container has had a ripple effect in other areas of not only cargo transport, but industry standards as well.  For example, there were four main recommendations by the ISO (International Standardization Organization) that were internationally accepted:

  1. Proposal of standard corner fittings
  2. Defined the terminology, dimensions and ratings
  3. Defined the identification and markings
  4. Proposed the minimum internal dimensions of the cargo container

After these main components were set in stone, other areas of general freight economics were affected.  Trucking and other intermodal methods had to conform to these standards, specifically as determined by these four primary recommendations defined by the ISO.  Flatbed dimensions, width and height changed per these new standards.  The way that products were packed; pallets and boxes – basically everything with regards to cargo fell within these set of guidelines to help improve cost and productivity.  It is was so much faster and more organized to load and unload cargo that the cost of loading freight was reduced by more than 90%.  Therefore, the cost of products you buy or sell were reduced greatly because of the ISO Shipping Container.  Containerization has revolutionized international cargo transportation, bringing substantial improvements in general efficiency.

An American Made Change

Malcolm Mclean may not have realized the difference he was making in the lives of human beings when he came up with the idea for the Shipping Container in 1956, but the invention was most definitely pre-meditated.  After watching, for 20 years, the slow and inefficient method of carrying, loading and unloading cargo, Mclean finally decided the industry needed a change.  He came up with the idea that a specific unit was needed that conformed to a standard the world would recognize.   So, the man born in Maxton, North Carolina was not only an American Entrepreneur but later became known as the father of Containerization and named the Man of the Century for his invention of the Ocean Freight Container.

20′ Shipping Container

Generally speaking, the 20’ shipping container is manufactured to carry cargo overseas and through intermodal transport. Once it’s shipping life has run it’s course, however, 20’ shipping containers have a plethora of diverse uses for re-purposing that can be advantageous in ways most people wouldn’t even think about.

 

Common Uses -

1. Portable Storage: The primary intended use for 20’ Shipping Containers is for portable on site storage. 20’ Shipping Containers are water-tight and extremely secure giving end users peace of mind when storing their goods. This can range from residential personal on site storage to on base military storage.

2. Construction site offices: Construction companies have used 20’ shipping containers for jobsite offices all over the world for years now. The security and ability to pick up the office container and transport with ease is something that is very appealing to the construction industry.

3. Training Facilities: Due to the strength of 20’ Shipping Containers, Fire Departments and Military Organizations use these ISO units for training in their specific lines of work.

4. Building units: Some might not consider it a common use, but as the trend of creative uses for Shipping Containers continues, many more people are looking at these units as building blocks or architectural components in structures.

The Advantage -

The primary advantage of the 20’ Shipping Container is it’s strength. The dimensions of the container, 20’ in length, 8’ Wide and 8’6” tall comprise what has long been known as the strongest modular structure in the world. It’s this very fact that gives the end user multiple ways to reuse Steel Cargo Containers.

 

20' Shipping Container

Corten or Cor-ten Steel – The Right Stuff for Shipping Containers

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If there was ever an industry that requires a tough product, and a resilient method with which to carry goods, it’s the business of Ocean Freight.  Shipping containers are exposed to extremely harsh elements during transport, and have the potential for major damage. When steel is exposed to air or water, due to having a relatively porous oxide layer, it holds moisture and promotes corrosion.  In the 1930’s, a company called United States Steel Corporation developed a weather-resisting compound utilizing certain elements comprised in the manufacturing of steel that gives it corrosion resistant qualities.  This became know as weathering steel, or Cor-Ten.

At the outset, Corten was mainly used in Intermodal Coal Transport, and was very effective in the harsh environments of Rail Yards and International Collieries.  Weathering steel was developed in America around 1972 and with it’s continued ability to maintain structural integrity in tough conditions, the Shipping Industry soon brought the compound in as the primary element to manufacture Steel Cargo Containers.  From the mid 1990s Corten steel has become the standard in modern container manufacturing. Many of the used shipping container for sale  available on the market today are made using Cor-ten steel.

cor-ten steel shipping containerCor-Ten is alloyed steel mixed with other types of metals that reacts with exposure to air and water in a similar manner to other non-porous metals.  When exposed to oxygen (or water) it forms a layer of oxidization that prevents further corrosion.  The surface of the steel will become dis-colored as does brass and copper, and may have the look of corrosive rust, but is actually a preventative layer.  Shipping Containers are manufactured with Corten steel and then painted in a controlled environment, further extending the life of the product and of course improving the overall appearance of the container.

Due to the success of Corten in the shipping industry, industrial engineers soon became savvy, and the weathering compound has since become very prevalent in bridge building and other major feats of industrial or commercial construction.  The development of Corten has had an extremely significant impact not only on how we transport cargo, but how our cities and communities are developed. We have learned that the longer steel lasts the better investment it is for manufacturing.

If you are in the market to rent or purchase a container, if you are looking into building structures with cargo boxes or simply need something for portable storage, Corten steel shipping containers are your best and most reliable option.  When speaking with any sales representative, make sure that you request Corten steel containers, as there are still some older containers out there that are made of traditional steel compounds will not last as long as a Corten steel container.  Corten is the way to go, bottom line.

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Fire And Rescue Training Modified Container Structures

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Shipping containers can be modified to fit a variety of industries and situations.

One example of this is using shipping containers  to simulate a fire training facility. Fire departments around the country don’t have many resources and thus are always on the lookout for useful, safe, and cost-effective ways to practice fire training.  One good, reusable option – steel storage containers.  The containers’ reinforced steel structure can easily be modified to recreate real life fires because they are fireproof and can be burned multiple times.  Containers are also portable and can be replaced over the years with ease.  Fire departments continue to re-use containers for training and multiple other uses.

One department that has been working on creating a safe way to practice is the Sylva Fire Department in Sylva, NC. Sylva FD purchased two 20-ft shipping containers and two 40-ft. containers last summer to build a training ground with cost-effective storage containers.

This is one of those scenarios in which industries and government sectors need to innovate with the limited resources they have, such as coming up with ways to creatively reuse or modify metal containers. A shipping container turned into a fire-training facility allows firefighters and rescue workers to develop actual firefighting experience. In this instance, fire departments can use a steel fire-proof container to learn fire behavior such as fire growth, rollover, flashover, and backdraft phenomena as well as practice fire-reduction techniques.

The Financial and Safety Benefits for Fire Departments having Training Containers

Its spreading like wildfire (pun intended), fire departments all over cities and towns throughout the United States are taking cost preventive steps toward lowering business’ fire insurance costs and a giant leap in improving firefighter training by investing in modified fire training containers.

County officials are starting to see the possibilities with purchasing ISO shipping containers to assemble a two-story structure made from metal containers to replace their outdated training setups. Some of the simulations firefighters practice are extinguishing wooden pallets set ablaze inside the shipping containers. Within the containers, firefighters can learn when to use a T, Z, or O-shaped pattern to extinguish a fire. Keeping fires at bay inside buildings is also a valuable skill learned inside a modified storage container, since a stream of water maneuvered incorrectly may produce sufficient steam to suffocate a person trapped inside a room.  “There is an art to interior firefighting,”  an anonymous fire chief states. “The only way to teach that is to actually do it.”

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Modified Fire Training Container Options

What are the possible options that can come with these kinds specially modified containers?
With all of the features of a fixed training facility and the ease of installation of a portable trainer unit,  these are ideal solutions for many fire departments. These trainer containers can be permanent or semi-permanent installations and they also help to overcome zoning or regulatory issues. The Fire and rescue containers can range in different sizes and levels.  You can get stand-alone single containers, or larger stackable multi-level complexes. Also Non-fire, search and rescue units can be made upon request. Call us with a questions at 1 888-896-5084 or just Contact us for a quote.

Our customized fire units are a great solution for future firefighters in training who need to learn the basic NFPA 1001 fire fighting skills. These training units help simulate realistic fire situations  in a very controlled, safe, and environmentally sound way.

Some containers can have very special features, like movable interior walls could be repositioned if necessary. Or another feature that could be purchased is a robust 10,000 cfm smoke generator which completely clouds a persons vision, which will give fire department rookies the simulation and practice of a real life search and rescue mission. These units can be designed to be in compliance with UL508 and NFPA 86 standards and made to fit the guidelines of NFPA 1402 and 1403.  Our single or multi-unit container units can be equipped with many different naval props to accommodate maritime fire training drills.

Other possible features include:

• Pitched roofs
• Chop out panels
• Ventilation fans
• Doors w/ optional forcible entry jambs
• Shuttered windows
• Observation windows
• They can have an equipment room
• Interchangeable fire mock-ups

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ISO Container for Lease or Purchase

How to Select and Purchase the Perfect ISO Container

ISO or intermodal containers (also known as shipping containers) are used for the intermodal transport of freight. They are designed and made according to specifications from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are used for many types of shipping methods like being transported on ships, big rig trucks, or by rail cars and trains . These standard regulations were created to define a shipping container that meets certain size,durability, and strength standards. The point of these rules is to guarantee that the container can withstand harsh weather environments endured being shipped as well as having the structural integrity necessary to be lifted by heavy duty cranes  After they are done being used for transporting and shipping.  Containers are used for a number other purposes at the end of their initial traveling lives. Portable and permanent on site placement for storage units is very common. A cargo unit has 8,000 lb (3,629 kg) of metal which takes 8,000 kWh (28,800 MJ) of energy to melt down. Repurposing used ISO shipping containers is an increasingly viable solution to solving issues for people,  businesses, and the environment.

What is an ISO number and does it Matter?

The ISO 6346 International Standard establishes a visual identification system for every container, which is overseen by the International Container Bureau.  This standard includes a serial number, the owner, country code, length, width, and height, as well as the type of container.

Some containers do not have a visible ISO 6346 code, but rest assured that they are fully CSC safety approved containers.  Most often, these shipping containers are shippers owned, meaning they are not owned by the carrier, but are supplied by the shippers.

Container Safety Certificate (CSC)

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ISO storage containers sometimes have a container safety certificate (CSC) issued by the containers manufacturer that must be re-issued every two and half years by a certified inspector. Sometimes companies will go through an approved continuous examination program (ACEP) as a substitute or equivalent of this process.

Types of ISO Containers For Lease or Purchase

There are many different kinds of ISO containers for companies to rent or buy depending the  needs of the business, including standard containers, modified containers, tank containers, reefer, insulated, dry freight, flat racks, open-top, and insulated.

Flat racks and platforms are containers that are used to ship very heavy machinery. They don’t have any side walls, but may have end bulkheads and  come with a collapsible feature.

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Open-top containers are shaped like a box but can be loaded from the top or end. They are made to transport heavy, tall, or hard to load materials such as coal or seed etc.

  

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Dry freight or cube containers are loaded in the front, they are completely enclosed and suitable for many types of storage purposes.

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Insulated or thermal containers are capable of storing chilled and frozen items, as well as temperature-sensitive materials and products.  They are different than reefer containers because they are not refrigerated but do come with the walls being insulated.

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Reefer containers are temperature controlled cargo units that have an integral refrigeration unit. They are used to ship and store perishable food items or other products that need a temperature controlled atmosphere.

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Tank containers are made to the same standard sizes as other ISO containers, but are cylindrical vessels placed in a rectangular steel framework. Usually, these units are used to store or ship liquid or bulk materials.

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ISO Container Sizes and Dimensions

ISO containers are designed for shipping because their dimensions are regulated by the International Standards Organization (ISO). These classifications allow ISO containers to use space as efficiently as possible and does not matter if it is by rail, ship, truck. .

Container Height

Standard ISO containers measure 8 ft. 6 in. in height.  However, ISO containers are available in several heights ranging from 4 ft. to 9 ft.6 in.  Containers that measure 9 ft.6 in. tall are called high cube containers, while 4 ft. and 4 ft.6 in. containers are often known as half height containers.

Container Width

Most containers measure 8 ft. or 2,438 mm wide. ISO Containers that are larger are usually grouped into two other size categories. Alpha characters or letters C, D, E, and F identify containers that are bigger than 2,438 mm, but less than 2,500 mm. Containers that are larger than  2,500 mm go by L, M, N, and P.

Container Length

The most common container lengths are 20ft and 40ft. Other lengths available for rent or purchase include 20ft, 40ft, 45ft and 53ft.

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There Are Many Different ISO Container Features To Choose From

ISO containers are available with several types of features. Some containers are waterproof, they can be stacked on top of one another, anti-flammable, anti-corrosive, explosion proof, and/or suitable for storing hazardous materials.

Additionally, we provide containers that are a buffer against electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference (RFI), which are suitable for the transportation of electric and electronic products. Or, if you are transporting goods that need to be kept in refrigeration or products that have high moisture such as coffee, you can choose the vented ISO containers.  These type of containers contain ducts along the side panels as well as the top and bottom rails in order to replace warm air with cold air.

On Site Storage Solutions For Residential and Businesses

On Site Storage Solutions For Residential and Businesses

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Container Alliance’s On-Site Storage division offers storage containers for sale as well as storage containers for rent in all sizes and quantities of new and used (ISO) cargo containers throughout North America. We specialize in providing secure steel portable storage containers when and where you need them at competitive wholesale prices. Our units can be used as either home storage containers or commercial storage containers. They are a perfect way to increase your storage space at a minimum cost. You can have the containers on rental basis and keep them for as long as you want. Alternately our containers are also available on to buy outright for those who want to permanently reap the benefits of the mobile storage. Container Alliance is the country’s leader in refurbished ISO Conex containers and portable on site storage containers.

Industries and Ideal Uses

Residential

Making More Room at Your home
Reclaim a room, take back your basement, or garage of clutter. store all extra items in safe and clean portable on site storage container on your outside property.

Renovations and Construction

Starting a large remodeling project? Protect your furniture and belongings from workers, dust, dirt by storing them. By utilizing our on site storage containers you can make your home still sort of livable during the process of a major home renovation.

Selling your home: unclutter and staging prep

Getting ready to put your home on the market for sale. Allow your realtor to help with uncluttering your personal belongings and being able to stage it for new people to see with it, by using secure on site storage units can solve all of these issues.

Business and Commercial storage

Container alliance is the ideal storage solutions provider for a number of different industries and needs.

  • Retail companies
  • Wholesalers
  • Farms
  • Contractors
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Athletic fields
  • Municipalities
  • Loading docks
  • Marinas


Filing and Document Storage

Dental, Law, Medical offices or any other business that has a lot of private sensitive client documents and personal information that need to be stored on site can lease one of Container Alliances units that come already set with special heavy duty shelving.

PORTABLE STORAGE

A Secure Ground Level Solution

All our containers go through a detailed inspection ensuring all units are wind/water tight. The Units are certified ISO standardized cargo worthy and CSC plated for international movement if required. Wherever you are located in the country, Container Alliance’s services are just a phone call away 1-888-896-5084. Contact us for a free quote. We are present along the length and breadth of the country and our extensive network enables us to reach you faster and address to your needs speedily. We provide a full range of services, including trailers, custom container modifications and container delivery. . We can provide containers to any residential or commercial site throughout North America with full door-to-door service. Our shipping partners are experts in moving empty and loaded containers throughout the US.

PRODUCTS

Container Alliance’s On-Site Storage Solutions offers a wide variety of container sizes and types:

  • We have all sizes of New & Used Containers: 10’ 20’ 40′ 45′
  • We have Standard Dry Vans and High Cubes
  • We offer Refrigerated Containers
  • Customers can Purchase * Rent * Lease-to-Buy
  • Our Containers are Lockable * Secure * Wind/Water Tight
  • Custom Container Modifications are available
  • We can Deliver them to Your Home or Business
  • We offer container solutions In Most States in the US and some other countries-Contact us for more information.



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