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What are the different types of industry-standard shipping container conditions?

There is a variety of shipping containers with different levels of quality and what uses they are best suited for...

The most common container conditions are:

  • One-trip Containers
  • IICL Containers
  • Cargo Worthy Containers
  • Wind & Watertight containers
  • As-is Containers

One-Trip Shipping Containers

One-trip shipping containers are containers have only taken one trip aboard a container ship and are now for sale. Because they are like new, one-trip storage containers are ideal for buyers who want the highest level of quality.

IICL Shipping Containers

IICL shipping containers are a few years old and have little visible wear and tear, if any. The IICL dictates a grading and review process to certify that these used containers are in good condition. An IICL-rated container is certified for cargo use.

Cargo Worthy Shipping Containers

Cargo-worthy containers are seaworthy shipping containers, meaning they should be strong and weather-resistant enough to carry cargo aboard a container ship. Expect wear and tear including dings, dents and rust.

It is important to note that the designation of “Cargo Worthy” does NOT mean that the container has valid CSC plates/stickers or surveys which are required to ship them overseas. It typically means that the container is sound enough to be certified but it does not mean that it is certified. If you are shipping the container overseas you will need to inquire about having an updated CSC survey completed.

Wind & Watertight Shipping Containers

Wind and Watertight containers are used containers that should be free from holes and other defects that would allow wind and water to enter the unit. All Eveon Containers are guaranteed to be windproof and watertight. 

As-Is Shipping Containers

As-is shipping containers can be a huge money saver for buyers who don’t mind doing a little repair work. These containers can have a lot of rust and dents — sometimes even holes. They are the least expensive shipping containers.