General

What sizes do the shipping containers come in?

International standard (ISO) sizes are 20’L x 8’W x 8’6”H, 40’L x 8’W x 8’6”H, and 40’L x 8’W x 9’6”H (“high-cube”). For additional sizes, dimensions, and technical specifications, view our containers for sale.

What are shipping containers made of?

New ISO containers are constructed of steel with plywood flooring.

Are the shipping containers new or used?

Interport sells both new and used containers. New containers come directly to Interport from the factory, having carried just one load of cargo. Used containers are available in a range of conditions. Interport categorizes into four grades.

How does Interport grade used shipping containers?

IICL: As recommended by the International Institute of Container Lessors (IICL). Suitable for prolonged international marine use.

 

Cargo-worthy: Not repaired or maintained in accordance with IICL guidelines. Suitable for short-term international marine use.

 

Wind and watertight: A slightly lower standard than cargo-worthy. Possibly not suitable for international marine use.

 

As is where is: Meets requirements for use as secure, static storage, and other secondary market applications. Requiring inspection and repair before further use as a shipping container.

What are the most common shipping container uses?

Container uses include weathertight storage, portable office and restrooms, modular buildings, machinery & equipment storage, military command centers, hunting shelters, and much more. For more popular modifications, view our shipping container modifications and customization options

How are the shipping containers delivered?

Interport shipping containers are delivered by truck, either tilt-bed or flatbed. A tilt-bed truck allows the container to be positioned on the ground at the delivery location. Delivery by flatbed truck generally costs less than by tilt-bed, but requires that you have the proper machinery to lift the shipping container off the truck at your site. For container purchases, Interport can arrange delivery through one of its third-party trucking providers or you can engage the trucking company of your choice to pick your container up at Interport’s depot. For container rentals, Interport will arrange delivery through one of its third-party trucking providers. 

How should I prepare the ground for delivery?

Your shipping container should be placed on firm, dry, level ground, i.e. pavement, gravel, or hard dirt.

How much room is required for tilt-bed delivery?

For a 20-foot container: 60’ of straight running room; for a 40-foot container: 110’ of straight running room.

How can my shipping container be customized?

Interport can add personnel doors, roll-up doors, or windows, and can paint your container. Other container customization options are also available.

How is payment made?

Once you’ve ordered your shipping container, Interport will issue you an invoice. Once your invoice is paid via check, money order, wire transfer, cash, or credit card, Interport will release your container to you or to the trucking company making your delivery.