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Containers for Sale - Containers for Rent

Stocor prides itself on offering top quality used shipping containers for sale and container for rent. Also known as steel storage containers, these shipping containers are an excellent, low-cost storage solution that provides a dry, water tight environment with easy ground level accessibility.

These steel containers are rugged and durable, and provide a safe and secure shed for tools and equipment. For added protection, secure lock-boxes can be easily installed on any of our steel storage containers.

From the Greater Wisconsin area, Stocor Portable Storage will arrange delivery of your shipping container to the exact location you desire.

Whether you call them freight containers, steel storage containers, pods, cargo containers, or dry freight containers, they all mean the same the same thing to us …an inspected and graded portable steel storage container.

If you want to buy a 20' shipping container, a 40' shipping container, call Stocor Portable Storage and we'll fill your order with the product you need.

How to Find and Buy Good Used Cargo Containers for sale and Containers for rent

Here's an overview of what you need to know to make informed decisions when buying used containers. Choosing a used cargo container can be confusing. Everyone uses their own terms for describing containers and without previous experience with containers, the options can seem overwhelming. Here is a brief guide to make shopping easier. Stocor only deals with quality cargo containers.

Types of Containers for Sale and Containers for Rent

There are two types of containers: standard ocean cargo containers and domestic shipping containers.

Ocean cargo containers are used for shipping goods both overseas and domestically. These containers generally are made of COR-TEN steel. COR-TEN steel is preferred as it's the highest quality container steel and it is preferred on all components of the container. Shipping containers come in two standard lengths: 20' and 40' long. Here are the dimensions for standard sized containers:

   Length  Height   Width
 Standard 20'  20'   8' 6"   8' 
 Standard 40'   40'   8' 6"   8'
 40' High Cube  40'  9' 6"   8' 
 45' High Cube  45'  9' 6"   8'


Domestic shipping containers are used only within the U.S. They are made of either steel or aluminum. Their standard sizes are:

  Length  Height  Width 
Domestic 45'  45'  9' 6" 8' 6" 
Domestic 48' 48'  9' 6"  8' 6" 
Domestic 53' 53'  9' 6"  8' 6"


Grades of Containers

Containers sizes are standardized; however, they age at different rates. There is no universal grading system for containers, but the universal language for describing containers is: one-trip/"new"; cargo-worthy; wind and water tight; "as is." Here are descriptions of what each means: 


One Trip/New The container was manufactured in China and shipped to the U.S. It is being sold to you relatively quickly after arrival in the U.S 
Cargo-worthy  The container is no longer considered "new", but is still certified to ship goods overseas. It is wind and water tight and structurally can handle the rigors of overseas shipping.
Wind and Water Tight  The container is wind and water tight. While it may be cargo-worthy, a qualified surveyor has not inspected it to ensure that it is. 
As Is  The container may have a leak or damage.


Examining Containers 

When you examine a container, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Check to make sure the container is wind and water tight. Shut yourself in the container and look for daylight. Inspect any rust areas to make sure it is only surface rust. Containers will accumulate surface rust long before a hole is formed.

  2. Look to make sure the doors open and close correctly and completely. Look for intact door seals and sturdy floors with no soft spots. Examine any inserts (repairs of holes are welded on the outside and caulked on the inside); they should be properly installed and repainted. 

  3. Look for corrosion and rust under door seals and hardware. 

  4. Check for major dents in the sides or the roof; there should be none.

  5. Make sure there is no evidence of contamination or foul odors (e.g., hides can be transported in containers, leaving a strong odor). 


Stocor is committed to helping you find the right used container to meet your needs. If you have questions about our containers or how to pick a container, call us!




Last Updated: 9/16/2014