The most common size shipping containers / storage containers available are 20 feet long x 8 feet wide x 8 feet 6 inches high and 40 feet long x 8 feet wide x 8 feet 6 inches high. IES sells our used shipping containers | storage containers in cargo worthy as well as wind and watertight condition. The used containers we have available were utilized for international shipping. They usually remain in shipping service for approximately 10 to 12 years. IES provides them in the second hand market for shipping and on-site storage purposes.
New shipping containers / storage containers are often referred to as “one-trip”, “one-way” or “one time used” containers. They are referenced as such because they are only loaded with cargo “one-time”. They are manufactured overseas, loaded with cargo once and shipped to the United States for sale in the second hand market.
Most shipping containers / storage containers are constructed of steel and have wood floors. They typically have lockable double doors at one end. The floors are 1-1/8″ thick marine plywood.