The most efficient way to ship cargo is by way of water, but maybe that’s not your intent when looking into purchasing a shipping container. You can use a shipping container for many things: as a mobile office, for storage, to shipping large items, you name it. Choosing the right container for your needs can be difficult, so here’s a guide to help you pick the perfect container.
Different Types of Containers
The type of shipping container you buy or rent will depend on your needs, as different containers have different functions. First, we have the standard dry shipping container, which is probably the one that comes to mind when you begin your search. This standard container is used for shipping pretty much anything. In whatever size you choose, it’ll be a basic metal box to fit most cargo.
Next is a container that’s necessary if you’re going to be shipping any perishable food items. Refrigerated shipping containers have an external structure that’s similar to the standard dry container. The inside is what makes this container special. The internal structure is insulated and has a cooling system integrated to keep perishables from rotting during the trip.
Lastly, we have a roofless/open-tank container. This option is useful for taller cargo that can’t fit under the roof of a standard shipping container. The height is the only dimension that changes with roofless containers. This is the perfect alternative for shipping custom architectural pieces, structural components and more.
Depending on what you’re shipping, you might want a container that opens on more than one side. Or maybe your product can’t fit through the standard doorway. This is where containers that open on the 10, 20 or 40-foot side panels come in. Whatever the case may be, make sure you can get your belongings into the container before purchasing or renting it. Storstac offers shipping containers with double doors, open side units and open top units.
Container Sizing Options
Most shipping containers are available in 20ft and 40ft length options, with varying costs to go along with them. However, if you decide to buy or rent a shipping container from Storstac, you’ll have plenty of sizing choices. Our containers are available in 10ft, 20ft, 40ft, 45ft, 48ft and 53ft.
Buying New or Used?
There are several factors to consider when deciding between buying a new or used shipping container. Used containers offer a better price for what is usually seen as just scratched up or dented. The lower the price, the more damaged it may potentially be. Buying a new shipping container may be worth it if you intend on using it frequently. However, if you don’t want to make the investment for only a handful of uses, shipping companies like Storstac offer the option of renting containers for your temporary needs. With 10ft, 20ft and 40ft rental options available, Storstac will deliver your container to your door and store your valuables at a location of your choice.
Since 2005, Storstac has been dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality shipping container rentals and purchases, as well as modification services, at an affordable price. We service the GTA and surrounding areas, offering new and used containers for your needs. Customer satisfaction is our top priority as we work to meet every one of your expectations. Call us or visit our website to get a free quote.