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Shipping Containers are a popular means of providing extra space both for short and long term storage solutions.

The Rental Page helps you learn about renting mobile shipping and storage containers, including rental prices. Renting is a great cost-effective way to gain access to portable storage without spending thousands of dollars upfront. If you are unsure how your neighbors or municipality will react to a storage container, we suggest renting first rather than purchasing. Renting a container for short-term use is much more economical than purchasing one.

Boxtainer Inc. will also deliver and pick up the unit when you no longer need it.

WHY CHOOSE A SHIPPING CONTAINER AS A STORAGE CONTAINER?

Shipping Containers are designed for ocean freight shipping. They are engineered to withstand heavy loads and vigorous marine environment. Shipping containers are excellent for storage purpose because they are over engineered for ocean freight shipping. Storage/shipping containers are available almost anywhere. Millions are in use around the world.

Storage containers are constructed with 12- or 14-gauge corrugated steel sides. Container frames are made of minimal 6-8-gauge steel. Containers have approximately 1″ hardwood floors that are treated. Standard containers come equipped with a cargo door. Cargo doors are excellent because they seal tight from rodents and the elements. They also give you the ability to open the entire end of the container and load very large items. Roll-up doors are convenient because they are lightweight and easy to open. This convenience comes with obvious downsides. Roll-up doors are not as secure and are not 100% water-tight. Like a typical garage door, water tends to seep below the roll-up doors. Typically they are not rodent-proof. Ask Boxtainer Inc. about door options and specifications.

Typical Dimensions
ExteriorInteriorDoor Opening
LengthWidthHeightLengthWidthHeightWidthHeight
10′ Standard Dry Container10′8′8’6″9’3″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
20′ Standard Dry Container20′8′8’6″19’3″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
40′ Standard Dry Container40′8′8’6″39′ 5″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
40′ High Cube Dry Container40′8′9’6″39′ 5″7’8″8′ 10″7’8″8′ 5 1/2″
45′ High Cube Dry Container45′8′9’8″44′ 5″7’8″8’10”7’8″8′ 5 1/2″
Typical Dimensions
 ExteriorInteriorDoor Opening
 LengthWidthHeightLengthWidthHeightWidthHeight
10′ Standard Dry Container10′8′8’6″9’3″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
20′ Standard Dry Container20′8′8’6″19’3″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
40′ Standard Dry Container40′8′8’6″39′ 5″7’8″7′ 9 7/8″7’8″7’5″
40′ High Cube Dry Container40′8′9’6″39′ 5″7’8″8′ 10″7’8″8′ 5 1/2″
45′ High Cube Dry Container45′8′9’8″44′ 5″7’8″8’10”7’8″8′ 5 1/2″
20′ Refrigerated Container19′ 10.5″8′8’6″17′ 11″7’6″7’6″*7”5″7’3″
40′ Refrigerated Container40′8′8’6″37′ 11″7’6″7’6″*7”6″7’6″
40′ High Cube Refrigerated Container40′8′9’6″37′ 11″7’6″8’4″*7”6″8’4″

CONTAINER DELIVERY & INSTALLATION:

It is very important to confirm that it is possible for the Boxtainer Inc. to deliver a container to your location. Typically your supplier will deliver the container using a”tilt bed” roll-off style truck or trailer. The smaller trucks that typically deliver 10ft and 20ft units resemble medium sized flat-bed tow trucks. These trucks have fixed axles and vary in terms of maneuverability but as a general rule of thumb these trucks typically require 60 ft. in a straight line to back, or pull into the area you need the container. After the truck pulls into the location, the driver will then lift the front end of the bed and pull straight forward until the container slides off the truck and onto the ground. For a 40’ft unit please allow a minimum of 120′ of straight clearance for the truck to be able to pull forward and lower the container onto the ground.

SURFACE CONDITIONS:

Because the tractor and trailer weigh in excess of 30,000 lbs., most drivers will not drive off of a road or paved surface. In considering the resting location for a container, if your location is any distance from a well-packed road or driveway, it is best to discuss this with the trucking company delivering the container prior to scheduling the delivery. Issues such as slope, amount of moisture in the ground and driver experience all need to be considered before any off road delivery is attempted.

SURFACE CONDITIONS FOR CONTAINERS:

Containers are designed to be supported at each of the 4 corners. Supports or piers at the mid length of a 40 foot container will be of no benefit in normal applications. The ends can be supported with a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or a bed of gravel. Although it is possible to land the container directly on the ground with no support, the best site is one that provides suitable stability to keep the container level with adequate drainage. Furthermore, an uneven site can cause the doors to bind (see ‘Door Alignment’ below)

REQUIRED TURNING SPACE:

Containers that slide off the back of the trailer will need more than 80 feet of space in front of the location where the container is to be landed. Some delivery companies operate a 2 axle bobtail that (for delivery of a 20′ container) will require a 40 feet of turn space.

OVERHEAD CLEARANCE:

The container will be delivered on a slide off trailer. Make sure you have at least 14 feet of overhead clearance on the road to the delivery site and 20 feet of overhead clearance at the unloading location. Ensure all trees and overhead wires are cleared from the path.

DOOR ALIGNMENT:

Occasionally, after a container is delivered, the doors may be difficult to close. Since the container is very heavy, some settling may occur and the doors may be difficult to operate. If the doors are misaligned, realignment can be done by lifting the settled corner and adding support material. The corner can be lifted with a hydraulic jack or small forklift.

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