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Insulated Shipping Containers

An insulated shipping container is designed for shipping goods like chemicals, pharmaceuticals and packaged goods that are being shipped or stored and need to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations (either too high or too low) but do not necessarily need to be refrigerated. Insulated containers can be new or purpose-built, but are often simply a refrigerated container that has reached the end of its operational life.

At Port Containers we offer a range of insulated shipping containers for rent and for sale, available in both 20 foot and 40 foot sizes, perfect for all your insulated storage or shipping needs.

Constructed from stainless steel and alloy to prevent rust, they have 60 mm insulation in the walls, roofs and floors. The floor is also stainless steel, and double container doors on the end wall allow easy access for loading and storage purposes.

Insulated Containers for Shipping Goods

Insulated containers are most commonly used for transporting goods that don’t require a controlled temperature, just a steady one. However because of their powerful insulation qualities, insulated containers can also be used in the same way as a refrigerated container, using manual cooling facilities rather than mechanical cooling. Products or goods can be frozen or pre-chilled, and then ice-packs or dry ice can maintain a cold temperature very effectively, for several days if necessary.

So if you’re shipping goods a short distance, or over a short period of time, an insulated container may be all that’s required. If not, we have a range of refrigerated containers available.

CSC Certification

If you’re shipping your insulated goods internationally, you’ll need a CSC certificate. We can arrange that for you as well – just give us a call.

Insulated Containers for Storing Goods

An insulated shipping container is also a very popular choice for storage. Goods like furniture (especially leather furniture) household goods, books, technical equipment, furnishings, office files, wine, or dry goods benefit from a steady temperature as well, and storing them in an insulated shipping container will help maintain their condition to the highest standards.

Insulated Containers for Shipping Container Accommodation

Does it get a little hot where you live? Do temperatures drop below zero in winter? Shipping containers are becoming very popular choice for converting into extra accommodation. But living in a ‘steel box’ will mean you’ll melt in summer and freeze in winter, unless you get an insulated container. Which is the ideal container for these sort of container modification ‘special projects’. Of course if you are getting a container modified, you can naturally have air-conditioning installed, which allows the best of both worlds. Consultation with an architect or shipping container conversion expert is recommended if you’re going down this route.

Ready to Buy Your Insulated Shipping Container?

If you need an insulated shipping container, we’re the people to get it from. At Port Containers we pride ourselves on our high quality products, our competitive pricing and our unbeatable service. Plus we ship all over America, quickly and efficiently. To arrange your insulated shipping container, just fill in our easy to use quote form and we’ll send you our complete price guide. Or you can call one of our friendly customer service team on 1888 307 2420 and they’ll arrange everything for you.

20 Foot Insulated Shipping Containers

At Port Containers we have a range of 20 foot insulated shipping containers available for sale that will suit all your shipping and storage needs, all at an exceptional price.

Though insulated shipping containers can be purpose-built, many insulated shipping containers are, as we’ve previously stated, simply former refrigerated shipping containers that have had their machinery removed. These are also known as non-operational refrigerated containers. Though they no longer operational, their powerful insulation qualities remain. Strong and sturdy, completely secure, waterproof and vermin-proof, they are made from heavy duty Corten steel with stainless steel walls and floors. 270 degree double doors allow easy access and storage.

Ideal for Storage

A 20 foot insulated container is a fantastic storage solution, especially if you are storing your goods for a long time. The steady temperature makes an insulated container the perfect choice for items like cars, leather lounges, books, technical equipment and household goods. So if you’re planning to rent your house out while you head off on a trip overseas or around the country in your fully restored 1965 Ford Shelby Mustang GT350 (hey, we all deserve a mid-life crisis!), a 20 foot insulated container is ideal. No need to pay through the nose for an expensive storage facility. You can simply lock up all your goods and leave them safely and securely in your own cost-effective insulated container. A 20 foot container will fit the contents of a 1-2 bedroom house easily.

Perfect for Shipping

If you’re shipping goods that need to be kept at a steady temperature rather than a controlled one, an insulated shipping container is the perfect choice. Non-operational containers cannot be certified as refrigerated containers, but they still have many years of shipping ahead of them as an insulated general purpose container. If you’re exporting goods internationally, your container will need a CSC certificate, which we can provide if required.

Great for Building a Shipping Container Home

Shipping containers are made of heavy duty steel, designed to survive the harshest weather the world can throw at it. But steel is a super-conductor, and an uninsulated container does not protect from temperature extremes – as anybody who has built a shipping container home without insulation will tell you! If you’re planning to use the shipping container for any sort of residential purpose, insulation is a must. Our insulated containers can be repurposed into some really fantastic shipping container homes, sheds, studios or offices too, already insulated, ready to go.

40 Foot Insulated Shipping Containers

At Port Containers we have a range of 40 foot insulated shipping containers available for sale, ready to be shipped anywhere in America, all available at a price that won’t break the bank.

The 40 foot shipping containers feature heavy duty Corten weathering steel on the outside, and stainless steel floors and walls on the inside. Designed to withstand the trials of long ocean voyages and transportation across long distances, insulated shipping containers are incredibly strong, waterproof, wind-proof, vermin-proof and offer exceptional security as well.  Standard 270 degree double doors on the end walls give great access to your stuff when required.

Enough Storage for a 3-4 Bedroom Home

For many people, it’s a dream come true to be able to pack up their house and then travel the country for a while, or spend some time overseas somewhere –  a villa in Spain perhaps, or a cottage in the Cotswolds (yes, that is a place!). That is until they look at the storage costs to pack up their home! If you’ve been put off by the price of traditional storage facilities, an insulated container may be the answer to your dilemma. A 40 foot container will fit the contents of a 3-4 bedroom house easily and the steady, even temperature will keep your furniture, books, furnishings and equipment in good condition. You don’t have to be leaving the country to need extra storage either, of course. A 40 foot insulated container can help you reclaim the garage so you can park the car in there again  (imagine that!), or else allow you to achieve a less cluttered house while still having access to any goods that you require.

Build an Eco-Friendly Shipping Container Home

The repurposing of shipping containers into ecologically friendly and cost effective homes is an exciting trend that’s really taking hold. If you’re handy with building and welding equipment, you’re probably keen to do it yourself. Otherwise it is recommended that you choose a company or architect that specializes in shipping container conversions. Whatever you choose to do, be aware that insulation for your shipping container residence is absolutely essential unless you’re happy to roast in summer and turn into an ice block in winter! A general container can be insulated before you convert it, or you can simply enjoy the convenience that an already insulated container brings.

Ideal for Transporting a Range Of Goods

Unlike refrigerated containers which need a power source to maintain temperature control, insulated containers rely only on their insulation properties. For goods like food, medicines, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, wine, and packaged goods, an insulated shipping container is ideal. But even goods like fruit, vegetables and flowers can be transported in an insulated container for short distances. Pre-cooled or frozen cargo can also be used in insulated containers with the use of manual cooling methods like dry ice or cooling packs for short trips. For longer trips, or where a controlled temperature is required, a refrigerated container is recommended.

Insulated Shipping Container Dimensions

SPECIFICATIONS20’ UNIT40’ UNIT
MAX PAYLOAD60605 lbs63052 lbs
TARE WEIGHT5776 lbs9193 lbs
CAPACITY1003 ft³2112 ft³
INTERNAL LENGTH17’ 11” 38’ 1”
INTERNAL WIDTH7’ 6”7’ 6”
INTERNAL HEIGHT7’ 5” 7’ 5”
EXTERNAL LENGTH20’40’
EXTERNAL WIDTH8’8’
EXTERNAL HEIGHT8’ 6” 8’ 6”
DOOR OPENING
WIDTH7’ 6”7’ 6”
HEIGHT6’ 9”6’ 9”

*Dimensions & weight may differ nominally depending on manufacturer.

Buy or Rent Your Insulated Container Today!

Renting or buying your insulated shipping container is easy with Port Containers. We deliver right across America. To order your insulated shipping container, simply fill out the quote form or give us a call on 1888 307 2420. And we’ll arrange to get your container out to you as soon as possible.