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Container Buyers Guide
Tips on buying a shipping container
Shipping cargo? Make sure it has a valid CSC plate
Shipping lines require a container to be certified with a valid CSC plate before it can be booked in for cargo transport.
The plate, which is located on the rear door, proves your container has passed a test for it to meet the structural standard required by shipping lines.
Not all used containers for sale in the marketplace meet this standard.
Tell us you intend to ship when you place your order and we’ll make sure you receive a certified unit suitable for shipping.
You want to protect your property stored inside when it comes to storage. Our containers help you do this in two ways:
- Lockbox add-on to help guard your container against break-ins
- Condensation risk reduction solutions
In fact, you’ll discover our new build containers have built-in features which assist you in both these areas – at no extra charge.
And there’s more.
We give you an extended watertight warranty on both brand new and used containers. This means you can buy dry storage containers with 100% peace of mind.
Why is buying the best quality shipping container possible within your budget recommended for conversions?
Because conversion work puts a strain on the structure of the box, so using a structurally sound container is important.
Don’t worry. Adaptainer supply both new ‘one trip’ and watertight second-hand containers suitable for conversion.
We’ll also take care of doing the conversion work for you too if needed.
Lower cost delivery for you from our nationwide UK container depots
Save money on delivery costs and get your container sooner.
Buy from our 12 nationwide container depot locations, including:
- Essex (Grays, Gravesend, Barking)
- Felixstowe, Suffolk
- Midlands – Birmingham
Join thousands of customers we supply containers to nationwide
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are your depots located?
We have depots spread strategically throughout the UK which means we can deliver your container from a location close to you.
Providing you with a local area service means you save on delivery.
Can I see the container before I buy?
We would welcome you to visit any of our depots.
Alternatively if it’s easier for you we would be happy to email you example photos of stock.
Since all of our containers for sale are guaranteed to be delivered in wind and watertight condition you can feel comfortable with your purchase – even when distance buying.
How old are used containers?
You can generally expect the age to be 10-12+ years, which is the point that shipping lines retire their containers.
Should I buy new one trip or used?
Option 1: New one trip containers
We build the new one trip shipping container to last. Thicker corten steel and generous microns of paint help postpone advanced rust on your container.
Also, vents are added to strategic locations on the container so airflow can more easily move through your box. This helps you reduce the threat of condensation – excellent for self-storage users.
Option 2: Used containers
Before a container is released to you it’s inspected by our quality control team to ensure it’s fully watertight. And our used containers even come with an extended 12-monthe watertight warranty.
Get a quick quote to compare prices for both options. Our sales team will send you more information on the feature differences with your offer.
Do you buy containers back?
Yes we certainly do.
Container prices move up and down in the market based on factors such as supply and demand and dollar exchange rates.
Contact us when you are ready to sell and we will endeavour to offer a competitive price – plus even arrange collection.
Can you convert my container?
Yes absolutely. In fact as our company name suggests Adaptainer specialise in container conversions.
Over the years we’ve modified containers for all kinds of uses including offices, workshops, school classrooms, retail shops and many more applications.
What are the dimensions of the container?
See the container dimensions page or visit the page of container size you are interested in for dimensions.
What is a high cube container?
The high cube container is approximately one foot higher than standard containers. Various sizes of containers are available as a high cube option, see product pages for more information.
Is there a guarantee?
We guarantee any container you buy from us will be delivered in wind and watertight condition unless specified otherwise.
Before containers are released to you they are inspected at our depot to give you extra peace of mind.
Do you also hire containers?
Yes we do.
Maybe you decide that hiring a container is a better option for you, if so we can help you with that.
Alternatively another option is that you may wish to buy the container and then resell it when you are finished.
We do buy back containers at competitive prices, as well as there being a very healthy market independently for used containers generally.
How long before my container is delivered?
As soon as we receive payment we will contact you to arrange a convenient date for you to receive delivery.
Assuming no conversion or modification work is required delivery can usually be made in as little as 3 to 4 working days – sometimes sooner.
Can you crane offload my container?
Yes, typically your delivery quote will include hiab crane offload by the delivery driver. Other vehicle types are available should you have concerns about site access restrictions.We offer a free virtual site survey to help you address any potential issues.
Which colours are available?
Popular shipping container colours are green and blue but we also have other colours available.
You may also wish to take advantage of our container repainting service by supplying us with a RAL colour code, so you get exactly the shade you want.