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Why Used Shipping Containers?

A used shipping container is one that has been used in shipping for anywhere from a few months to several years. When received, we inspect the and improve it's condition by fixing dents, repainting it and so on. After this we classify them accordingly from premium A Grade, to A Grade to B Grade. Before we perform any refurbishing, the container is classed as "As Is".

Used containers are among our most popular products here at ABC.  Besides a few dings and dents, a new paint job can get them looking AS NEW in no time. What's more, thanks to their durable construction, second hand containers maintain usability and re-sale value for years to come. Last but not least, they are the perfect low cost solution for restricted budget projects. 

Here at ABC containers, we have used shipping containers for sale or hire in our standard, storage and refrigerated divisions. We can also convert used containers into modified shipping containers such as portable buildings or custom storage containers and can assist with container transport at your convenience.

Used Shipping Containers - Butcher's Refrigerated Storage
Used Container Case Study

Take for example, Craig the butcher. Craig runs his modest shop in countryside WA and has recently won a promising 1 year shire contract to supply meat to all the local clubs for functions and events. Craig's current meat storage facilities are suited to the steady demand of the town and would be inadequate for the new demands of the contract. Building a new cold storage partition on his butcher shop would stretch the budget, especially considering the contract is up for reassessment next year. A low cost, scalable, cold storage solution that he can remove or expand as needed would be ideal.

Considering the restricted budget, we would suggest Craig purchases a used refrigerated shipping container and has it modified to include personnel doors and a freezer partition where needed. Later down the track, Craig would have the option of selling it back to us or if he keeps the contract with the shire, having it painted to match his shop and making it a permanent fixture. Furthermore, Craig could generate revenue by hiring the container out as cold storage for remote events.

If you have a situation similar to Craig and are looking for used sea containers for sale, give us a call or leave a quote request at the bottom of this page.

Used Shipping Containers Gallery

The following gallery is to give you an idea of what we have on hand in terms of Used Shipping Containers for Sale or Hire. You can narrow down your search by checking the boxes below indicating the container condition you require.

ISO Container Specifications

Click/tap the following categories below to get more detailed information about this type of shipping container.

Storage Capacity

Standard ISO shipping containers are the perfect storage units in terms of their portability, security and hardiness. You can hire self storage space in our yard within any standard size ISO shipping container or combination of containers you require. Check the dimensions above to find the right size container for the job.

 
Vol
(m3)
Max. Cargo
(kg)
Tare Weight
(kg)
Internal (m)
L
W
H
External (m)
L
W
H
 
20' GP
33
28,200
2,280
5.9
2.35
2.39
6.06
2.44
2.59
20' HC
37.4
28,330
2,300
5.9
2.35
2.69
6.06
2.44
2.89
 20' GP OS
31
20,800
3,200
5.9
2.29
2.39
6.06
2.44
2.59
 20' HC OS
34
20,830
3,270
5.9
2.29
2.69
6.06
2.44
2.89
20' PWHC
38.4
27,920
2,560
5.9
2.42
2.69
6.06
2.49
2.89
40' GP
67.7
26,880
3,600
12.01
2.35
2.39
12.19
2.44
2.59
40' HC
76.4
26,580
3,900
12.01
2.35
2.69
12.19
2.44
2.89
40' PWHC
78.3
29,820
4,180
12.01
2.42
2.69
12.19
2.49
2.89
Advantages / Uses

Standard ISO shipping containers we have for sale offer good possibilities for cargo securing thanks to their internal space being closed on all sides. Lashing rings are also installed to secure storage from movement during transit. Internal hold rails can be used for hanging garments or suspending fragile goods. Containers like these come standard with forklift pockets, gooseneck tunnel, corner castings and grappler pockets for handling. They are also wide enough for a small forklift, with the assistance of a ramp, to drive into for loading/unloading.

Open side containers (OS) feature side opening door(s) on one or both sides. This kind of access is useful for side loading and unloading via forklift which is particularly important for handling dangerous, heavy, buky or palletized goods. An ISO container in a stack with double side and end doors could potentially open at all 4 sides without affecting structural integrity as it is the corner posts that bear the weight of containers stacked above. Side access doors are also useful for ventilation into the container, especially if the container has been modified into a storage container or portable workshop .

Modifications

Walls are built from corrugated steel which naturally offers better air flow and is easy to repair and fabricate. The main structural beams at the corner posts allow them to be stacked or to be used as building blocks for accommodation or site office projects. Containers are watertight, weather and vermin proof and are coated with rust resistant paint for longer life. Thanks to its qualities, the humble ISO shipping container has many applications when modified .

Common modifications include: Insulation | Access Doors | Windows | Vinyl Flooring | Equipment Racks | Shelving | Custom Painting | Ventilation | Partition Walls | Lighting & Power Points | Plumbing | Mesh Platforms | Windows | Plumbing | Aircon | Lock box | Custom painting

Request a Quote or ask a question

While we do advertise some of our approximate prices online, we recommend requesting a quote to ensure availability and that all considered costs are quoted accurately. We will endeavour to get back to you within two working days. If you require a quote sooner than this, please give us a call on 
(08) 9418 8001 or 0415 601 445.

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