Frequently Asked Questions
Generally no, you cannot select a blue container if you are buying a WWT container. If you are buying a new container you may have the option to select the color you want. We can always paint it for you.
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Yes, we can! We have an international department that can arrange for the transportation for both import and export shipments.
Absolutely. Please call for pricing.
Yes. We are part of the nation's 3rd largest transportation company. See landstar.com for more details!
In some case yes you can. You will select the type of container you want and then click on the link to see examples of the condition. If you would like to see the container before you buy it we can arrange a visit to the closest terminal to you and you can pick out the one you want. This is not common.
Yes, you can. You have to have a truck and trailer that can handle the size container you buy. You also have to be able to unload it at the delivery location. The easiest way is just let us handle the logistics of this process.
The simplest way is with tilt-bed trailers like the one in the video below. We also deliver them on flatbed semi trailer's and if needed we will arrange for a crane to offload them into locations were stacking is necessary.
The only thing that may be different is them charging you an overpriced fee to have your container painted. And they have a lot more upcharge than ContainerOne. We pass our savings straight to you. We have worked with all the major shipping companies for over 25 years. This allows us to provide you with some of the best rates around.
CWO stands for Cargo Worthy which means the container has passed inspection and can be loaded and stacked onto a cargo ship.
WWT stands for Wind and Water Tight which means the container has working doors with proper seals. WWT containers can be changed back to CWO with minor repairs.
“A Grade” is not actually an industry term although some companies offer this feature. It usually indicates a WWT container that might have a fresh coat of paint on it or is otherwise a specific company's classification and not an industry classification. A lot of the time it just means that you are being charged a premium for a nominal service and in our experience, this has no substantive merit about the quality or integrity of the container.
Usually, there is not a sales tax involved because containers are made overseas. Please call us to discuss, it all depends on everyone's unique situation. Tax-exempt individuals will need to provide the correct form.
There are many things you can do to get your site ready. You can make a gravel or concrete foundation, or even just put it in your yard when it arrives without preparation. You do want it to sit on level ground. This always works out better in the long run when modifying a container.
One thing to keep in mind is the length of truck trailer and container. For a 20' container you generally need about 60’ of space. You will need 100' of space for a 40' container to be delivered.
You may need to grease or oil the hinges. It is also possible to have the container torqued on uneven ground which can cause the frame to twist.
We offer containers that range in length from 20’ to 40’ and that are 8’6” to 9’6” tall. For more information on our dimensions and specs, please visit our containers page.
We can work something out if buying in bulk, not just to resellers.
This can depend on your container and the sizing of any roll-up doors and windows. Typically, roll-up doors can be added to either or both ends. Different builds using one of the kits we have put together or your own custom build might have limiting factors like overhead clearance, but there are roll-up door models available that can be installed on both sides of a container and that have efficient footprints.
Please keep in mind that there are structural limitations on door placement without further reinforcement, and different door models may have different clearance needs. We will gladly help look into any specific solutions you are trying to figure out if you need further help.
Yes, roll up doors can be wind and water tight depending on which roll-up doors you buy and how well they are installed.
No, containers do not have titles. Only the trailer needed to move the container has to be titled.
40’ containers are a lot more common than 20' containers so it is just supply and demand due to manufacturing costs.
10’ containers are very uncommon as most shipping companies will not use them because you can not fit a lot of cargo in a 10’ by 8’ space.
ContainerOne will gladly repaint your shipping container for you!
If you would like to give your shipping container a fresh look, we can repaint it for you. You pick the color and leave the rest up to us, or you may choose to paint it yourself.
General maintenance and repairs prior to painting will extend the life of your container. Make sure that you have the necessary clothing and face masks to protect from fumes and paint vapors.
Start by thoroughly cleaning the outside of the container with a pressure washer. The goal is to remove all dirt, debris, and loose paint chips. This will also expose any areas on the shell of the container that may need special attention. Don't forget to clean the top of the container, as you'll also need to paint there as well. Once the container has been cleaned, allow some time for it to completely dry.
Sand any areas where surface rust or loose paint may be visible. Spray wash the container again to remove any dust from the container. It is advised to spray wash the container again. Before applying fresh paint, the container should be completely dry.
Once you select your paint color you are ready to begin painting. Pick a side to start on. A paint sprayer is recommended, as it leaves a nice even coat. Always begin at the top and work your way down. This method ensures the paint won’t run over areas that have already been painted. Once the first coat is completely dry, you can then apply the second coat. The second coat will seal any joints, cracks or missed areas that may have been overlooked.
The newly painted container will be sealed for many years to come. You may want to inspect your container annually for any spots that may need attention. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact us directly by phone or online.
Please fill out our contact form so we can walk through options together! If our FAQ hasn’t helped with what you are looking for, we’ll be happy to sort it out with you.