USED ISO CONTAINERS
The role of the ISOThe International Standards Organisation sets these required standards, which is why they are referred to as ISO Shipping Containers. Containers Direct have an expansive supply of new and used ISO containers located at our regional supplier depots across the UK. This enables us to give our customers the cheapest available rates on transport, as well as sourcing good quality containers as they arrive on UK shores.
Used containers - modified or unmodified?Used ISO containers generally have a long lifespan, and depreciation is slow, so we recommend looking at pre used containers for the best value. Manufactured from high tensile, rust inhibiting corten steel they are built to withstand wet conditions, rough handling and heavy weight bearing. When you consider that containers are stacked up to eight high on board liner ships, that gives you some idea just how strong they are!
If you are looking for a container for shipping/export, the container you choose should not have undergone any modifications, as this would invalidate the certification for shipping. If you are looking for a used container for storage only then this is not an issue, as it is very common for shipping containers to be modified for storage, particularly the doors. It is worth noting that a shipping container door is always corrugated as opposed to flat, and always found at the front facing end of the container. Have a look at this nearly new 20ft container for a clear view of a proper shipping container door.