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Price to Buy a Shipping Container that is New or Used

Shipping Containers for Sale Price Guide

Used Cargo Containers for Sale in Container Yard.

Buying a shipping container can offer many practical onsite storage solutions that custom built buildings or sheds may not provide in one way or another.  There are countless varieties and options to choose from when selecting a cargo container for sale that can fit any budget or application across the country.  Factors such as pricing and condition may appeal to a wide range of buyers that may have an application specifically suited to a container based purchase.  Cargo containers have multiple levels of grades to select from and many one trip container builds (new containers) to choose from if a specialized size or function is needed.  

Storage Containers for Sale by Grade 

Used shipping containers for sale have different levels of grade that may suit a buyer more so because of the price, implementation and accessibility.  Used storage sea containers are more commonly available for sale in large volumes in comparison to one trippers (new one way containers).  The most common used container is referred to as a watertight or wind and water tight storage container.  Watertight containers are the most economical option because they heavily outweigh the criteria of common onsite storage capability which some other used containers may surpass because they qualify for export overseas.

Cargo worthy or cargo ready containers are a watertight container that has been approved for overseas shipping because it meets the condiitons of structural integrity, overall functionality and is approved by a certified inspector to be allowed to haul cargo internationally.  Cargo worthy containers cost a bit more than watertight dry van containers but may resemble very little difference cosmetically overall.  An IICL used conex container on the other hand has to meet strict requirements of minimal repairs, minimal indentations, rusting, and general guidelines by an inspector to be approved for lease.  Due to the criteria an IICL cargo container has to adhere to, they generally are a younger second-hand container that can cost significantly more than a watertight or cargo ready container.  Used IICL shipping containers are less commonly available but more atheistically attractive than many other used containers for sale.  A photo gallery of container conditions can be seen here

Beige and Yellow One Trip New Shipping Containers 

New Shipping Containers for Sale Prices 

One trip or one way shipping containers are newly built containers brought over to the United States on a single voyage.  New shipping containers are specifically built for sale and come in many different sea box sizes and dimensions.  One trip containers have special builds that include double ended doors (tunnel boxes), open side (fully open sided container), special lengths, high cube options and removable hard tops. Other perks of one trippers are higher door handles for ease of operation, fork pockets, lock boxes and in some cases rubber gripped door handles.

As an example, the below approximate rates are based on the cost of the container without delivery in New Jersey, Phoenix and Chicago for the 3rd quarter of 2019. Nationwide Pricing and details can be requested by contacting a container supplier directly.  Container pricing will vary state to state due to many factors including availability, size, condition, market trends and inland vs coastline locations which effect the overall conex value at any given time during the year.

Shipping Containers for sale NJ NY PA

20 Foot Standard Used Watertight Container $1400* 
20 Foot General Purpose Used Cargo Worthy Container $1500* 
20 Foot Dry Van One Trip Container $2500* 
20 Foot Dry Cargo One Trip Double Door Container $2900*
*Approximate shipping container prices in New Jersey for the 3rd quarter of 2019

Shipping Containers for sale Phoenix AZ

20 Foot Standard Used Watertight Container $1900*
20 Foot General Purpose Used Cargo Worthy Container $2200*
20 Foot Dry Van One Trip Container $2800*
20 Foot Dry Cargo One Trip Double Door Container $3400*
*Approximate shipping container prices in Phoenix Arizona for the 3rd quarter of 2019

Shipping Containers for sale Chicago IL

20 Foot Standard Used Watertight Container $1200*
20 Foot General Purpose Used Cargo Worthy Container $1350*
20 Foot Dry Van One Trip Container $2300*
20 Foot Dry Cargo One Trip Double Door Container $2700*
*Approximate shipping container prices in Chicago Illinois for the 3rd quarter of 2019
Contact IPL Management for a price list of 20' / 40' or 45' shipping contaienrs in your area. 

New Cargo Container at Onsite Storage Facility

Buying Storage Containers from a Shipping Container Company 

Shipping container companies are not all created equal, IPL Management offers many years of dedicated professional experience in providing cargo containers nationwide in all dimensions and conditions.  IPL handles ground placement / roll off landoll delivery services or regular flat bed delivery services in most locations across the country.  Contact IPL directly to receive fast quotes and low pricing in your area.