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If you need to buy shipping containers, or conex boxes as they’re sometimes known, you’ve come to the right place! Because Port Containers USA has the largest range of new and used shipping containers for sale in America and offers delivery to all 50 states.

How To Buy a Shipping Container

Shipping container construction projects are quite popular right now. If you have been considering using these versatile conex boxes, there is no time like the present. It is important to note, though, that not all shipping containers are the same, so you’ll need to choose the right ones for your particular project. Here’s what you’ll need to consider.

Know The Various Types Of Containers

There are many different styles of conex box, and each has its own unique uses. Some of the most common include:

  • Standard containers
  • High-cube containers
  • Side-opening containers
  • Open-top containers
  • Flat-rack containers
  • Insulated containers
  • Refrigerated containers

It is important to understand the distinctions between the various types so you know which is best for your needs. Don’t be shy about asking questions if you are unsure of which style to use.

Select a Container Size

Most conex boxes come in standard sizes. For the most part, you’ll get just under 8 feet of interior height, or almost 9 feet with a high-cube container. The standard width is about 8 feet as well. As far as the length goes, you’ll have more options available to you. Most shipping container styles come in 20- and 40-foot lengths. Some also have other length options in addition to the standard sizes. The right size shipping container to buy for your project depends on what you’ll be using the container for so think carefully about what you hope to accomplish.

Consider The Quality Of The Shipping Container

Quality should be among your primary concerns when buying shipping containers, especially used ones. Here at Port Containers USA, we carefully inspect each and every shipping container before releasing it to our customers for sale or for rent. No matter who you choose to get your shipping containers from, take the time to inspect them yourself. Look for rust, corrosion, dents, holes and other signs of damage before you buy.

Evaluate Necessary Container Modifications Before Deciding On a Container Type

One of the great things about shipping containers is that they can be modified fairly easily to suit the needs of your project. Before you jump straight into modifications, though, think about whether a different conex box style would better meet your needs. For example, if you want to install floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of your container, you’ll likely be better off with a side-opening container than cutting out the side of a standard conex box.

Choose a Color For Your Container (If Grey Doesn’t Do It For You!)

Don’t worry too much about the color when choosing your shipping containers; you can always change it later. When you buy shipping containers from us, we’ll be happy to paint the containers any color you like. If you plan to paint them yourself, look for paints that are designed for outdoor use to prevent them from cracking and peeling after exposure to the sun and other weather conditions.

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We have many shipping containers to buy for you to choose from for your next project and we’ll be happy to help you make the right choice. Get in touch with us today to buy shipping containers for your next project.