How old is a used container?

The majority of used containers are typically 10-15 years old when sold by the international shipping interests that originally owned and operated the equipment in international trade. Most are sold as they are considered to have reached the end of their practical working life. This does not however mean that containers are valueless or without new productive applications. Therefore we have our grading system that addresses the important aspects depending upon the intended use: 

  • New (brand new or one trip)
  • Premium or IICL-5 (2 to 8 years old): Excellent condition, meets specific repair standards suitable for regular cargo use. 
  • CW - Cargo Worthy (Over 8 years old): Structurally sound, suitable for project or single move shipping. 
  • WWT - Wind and watertight (over 8 years old): Suitable for storage. 
  • AS IS: Minor damage, should be inspected prior to purchase. 
  • Handyman: Needs work, damage to the container could be expensive to repair. 

By default, Gateway sales used containers in Cargo Worthy condition

on Wednesday July 04 by admin
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