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used shipping containers grading

20ft nearly new

For storage the container's condition is of greater relevance and importance. A used container in good condition will last much longer than one in poor condition. Used containers are typically more than 12 years old.

From time to time we have newer used containers for sale. These have typically been used mostly for storage but some shipping. Most are like new but might be 1-5 years old.

We also sell new 1-trip containers.

Grade A used containerGrade A used container

Grade A


- Panels - good cosmetic condition inside and outside, limited rust and dents and zero corrosion.
- Floor - clean and without patches.
- Doors - functioning with complete door gaskets. Easy/relatively easy to open and close.
- Framework - (CSC) In good condition. No corrosion - CSC can be updated with the maximum 30 months.
- In general - This quality represents the top 10/15% of used containers. The container is wind and water tight and is expected to remain so for many years without need for repair or any maintenance of consequence.
Grade B used containersGrade B used containers

Grade B


- Panels - OK cosmetic condition inside and outside, probably some rust and dents and limited or no corrosion.
- Floor - can be good but more probably with repairs/patches and stains.
- Doors - functional.
- Framework - (CSC) In good condition. No advanced corrosion - CSC can be updated with the maximum 30 months but possibly less.
- In general - Most common quality for used containers. The container is wind and water tight but some deterioration in quality can be expected that may require remedial work in the medium term.
Grade C used containerGrade C used container

Grade C


- Panels - generally in poor condition with rust and corrosion.
- Floor - suitable for use.
- Doors - functional.
- Framework - (CSC) In acceptable condition. Possibly suited for short term CSC update.
- In general - This quality represents the bottom 20% of used containers. The container is wind and water tight but with a limited life before repairs to maintain water tight integrity.

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