Understanding container grades

Should I get a new or used container and what is the difference between "cargo-worthy" and "wind & watertight"? This article outlines the four main categories and helps you chose the right container condition for your specific need

Team Boxhub

June 20, 2018

How do I chose which condition to get?

Boxhub operates with four container grading descriptions. Whatever the purpose the containers you need will fit into each of these categories. The higher the quality the higher the price, so this guide is to help you select the right container for your need to make sure your solution is the most economical for you.

Grading overview - four standard conditions

We have created the below quick overview to get a quick comparison of the different grades;

Boxhub conditions

We sort our containers into four categories;

New "One-trip"

The best condition available on the market. These containers have taken only one trip from the factory in Asia with cargo. This is the best quality on the market and ready for any purpose. Use them for storage, modification into homes or retails outlets, international shipping or anything you want. Select this option if an “as-new” physical appearance is important, or you need the container for your shipping or transport fleet.

Cargo-worthy

Good condition, still meets all requirements for shipping. Cargo-worthy containers still meet the requirements for transporting cargo. These containers can be CSC certified, allowing it to be used for shipping. These containers will be ideal for most purposes, both transportation storage and modifications especially for converting into housing as they floors are generally in a good condition. You should select this option if you need a high-quality container that can be used for any purpose.

Wind & watertight

Not ready for shipping, but perfect for storage or conversion projects. Wind & watertight is a term used for containers that are not necessarily repaired to a safe structural condition to transport cargo but remain wind & watertight. You should chose this option if you need a container for storage or modification, but do not need it to transport cargo.

As-is

No guarantees, only suitable if you can repair yourself. These units can be damaged, and in need of repairs to be re-used. You should select these if you are building a pop-up bar, festival stall or other structures where no heavy loading is required

Condition Guarantee

For all containers for sale at Boxhub.co (except for "as-is", guarantee that our containers are always;

  • Wind & watertight: No holes in steel work
  • Floors in good condition: No holes, but patches, scratches and gouges acceptable
  • Doors in good working condition: Opening and closing properly)

Find your container on Boxhub

Whatever your project Boxhub is here to help you select the container size, type and condition that is right for your need. When you are ready, head to www.boxhub.co and find the right container at the right price, delivered straight to where you need it.