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Our shipping containers for sale both new and used are available in different shipping container depot nationwide in the following major cities:
Sydney, New South Wales, NSW
Melbourne, Victoria, VIC
Brisbane, Queensland, QLD
Adelaide, South Australia, SA
Perth, Fremantle, Western Australia, WA
Hobart, Launceston, Tasmania
Our shipping container fleet comprises of the following:
Dry container (known as GP container, sea containers, steel containers)
High cube container
Flat racks (Collapsible and non-collapsible)
Open top container
These shipping container sizes will come in standard lengths of 20ft, 40ft and 45ft.
Helpful grading/classification terms:
1. New also known as OWFU (One Way Free Use) / OWT (One Way Trip)
Basically, these newly built shipping containers manufactured directly from the factory are used by the shipping lines for the export containment shipment (usually in China) to all major cities or shipping ports in different parts of the world. In this arranged method of shipping, the buyers of these new shipping containers will save on the hefty freight costs and unnecessary port handling, duties and other administrative costs
2. IICL – Institute of International Container Lessors
IICL is the best grade for used containers condition, these units are generally very young and come with minimal rust and dents. To those not within the trade, they might sometimes look new to you. You will be surprised that sometimes the prices of IICL container might be similar or even more expensive than those new ones especially if they are contracted by shipping companies several years back at a higher purchase price from the manufacturer compared to purchasing a shipping container during a commodity or economic downturn. These units are usually more for rental rather than sale basis due to the fact that shipping companies and owners have not recovered back their investments. If you do need something urgent and not mind paying the premium, we are able to work something out for you.
3. CW – Cargo-worthy / Shipping-worthy
CW shipping containers, one grade lower than IICL units, are the most common type of used shipping containers available in the market. They are known as units which are fit for shipping across internationally whether sea, road or rail. To qualify for CW status, the shipping container will need to be wind, watertight and come with a valid CSC plate. CSC (Convention for safe containers) plate is the metal identification plate found on the original double leaf cargo door on every ISO shipping container. They come with details such as manufacturer’s name, owner’s name and address, date of manufacture and container number. A new shipping container will have 5 years of CW status from the year of manufacture, after 5 years, they will have to be inspected periodically by a qualified surveyor to re-certify and have the CSC expiration date extended to certify them as safe for shipping. Depending on the condition of each used shipping container, they may sometimes be extended between the range of 1 to 2.5 years during each survey.
4. WWT – Wind Water Tight
WWT units are one grade lower than CW units as they do not possess a valid CSC plate and therefore not qualified for shipping. They are usually used for shipping container homes conversion, storage container space expansion and for other shipping container projects. Mind you, some condition of the WWT units could be even better than the CW status. Though their age is generally older, if preserved well, they may get a chance from the surveyor to issue the CW status to give them a new life. Rarely, you may see one WWT 20ft shipping container (1983) having a condition better than the 2006 unit. The 1983 unit may have been kept under shelter for a long period of time whereas the 2006 unit could have gone through many harsh loading conditions, storage of oil barrels & chemical drums lead to a high chance of spillage exposure causing damage to the container etc.
5. AS IS or Slightly damaged
Definitely one grade lower than WWT as they are damaged and not wind water tight anymore. However, sometimes the damage could be minimal for e.g. small hole on top of the shipping container, slightly damaged to the floorboard. These units could be a gem to those who are savvy with steel repairs and are able to perform welding works to have them back in good WWT condition. Recommended to those who are not particular with slight damages or have some special projects in mind, for e.g. removing the side and top panels to have an all side opening container frame for an arts event.
6. Heavily Damaged / SCRAP
Without further explanation, these shipping container units are beyond redemption as their steel structure integrity has been compromised greatly and requires lots of efforts such as labour and material to reinstate to WWT condition. For shipping container owners, these are not worth repairing anymore and therefore will sell them for scrap.