Container Conditions
Unlike new One-Trip containers, used containers can range from 5-35 years old and are sourced from international shipping services. Reflecting the rigors of the shipping process, used containers are available in a variety of different conditions.


One-Trip (Like New)

OUR MOST POPULAR SALE UNITS,  One-Trip containers, are shipped with a single container cargo load. Once the containers land in a port, they are available for sale. These containers are an excellent choice because they have not spent time on the ocean or in a container depot. One-Trip containers are available worldwide in most port locations. We offer 2018 model one-trip containers with NEW features never before available on the market. They come in various sizes and door configurations from 10' to 40' in length with doors on one or both ends. We also offer High Cube and Open Side one-trip containers which have proven to be very popular models. For more information on one-trip containers, call XS CARGO today to find out which option best suits your needs.


IICL (5-8 yrs old)

IICL stands for “International Institute of Container Lessors”. Essentially, the IICL has created a standard of inspection that insures that an ISO Storage Container is in adequate condition to be long­ term leased for cargo transportation. The inspection criteria is mainly used by financial institutions, but we have found that it also guarantees a high ­quality standard that insures your used container not only carries enough value but will also be dependable and last for many years. Ask XS CARGO today to quote you for an IICL rated Storage Container. You may be surprised at the small amount extra you will pay above cargo worthy for these excellent units.


Cargo Worthy (10-12 yrs old)

A cargo worthy Storage Container has been inspected and can come with a shipping certificate for an additional fee. If your needs include shipment or there is a chance you may want to ship your container in the future, we recommend purchasing a cargo worthy Storage Container. Although this category is not a must for shipping, these containers are a good quality storage unit.


WWT (10-15 yrs old)

Looking for the most economical yet functional solution for your storage container? Wind and Water Tight “WWT” are the most affordable yet functional cargo boxes you will find. These containers are in abundant supply and range in condition. These units are typically randomly colored and contain surface rust mainly where they have been scratched or dented. When you work with XS CARGO, your storage container will be guaranteed to be Wind and Water Tight for at least 12 months, so ask us about this particular condition category, as it is the most cost­ efficient portable storage solution.


As Is (10-35 yrs old)

ISO storage containers in “as is” condition have the potential for being damaged in the shipping process, structural problems or significant rust. These containers can no longer be considered Wind and Water Tight. While XS CARGO typically does not deal with this condition category, ask us about availability as they may become available at times.



A refurbished container is an excellent choice. XS CARGO refurbished units are first carefully selected, and then thoroughly inspected prior to work being done on the unit. They are pressure washed and painted. The finished product on a refurbished storage container for sale provides more aesthetic value than a container that is labeled by the shipping line, and will last much longer than an untreated shipping container.

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