New “one-trip” containers represent the best quality available on the market. All dry shipping containers are manufactured in China. Some of these join the shipping line fleets, but a portion is manufactured specifically for the storage and modification markets. These are called “one-trip” containers as they are used only one time before reaching their final destination.
Sending an empty 20ft container from Shanghai, China to Los Angeles, CA will cost ~$1,100. To save this expense, our suppliers will use the container for a “one-way" transport i.e. one shipment with cargo from Shanghai to Los Angeles. In this way, it’s possible to save the $1,100 as the container is used for cargo rather than going empty. This makes the one-trip containers considerably cheaper to buy once they arrive in Los Angeles.
The containers have been used for a shipment which involves:
Although the wear will be very light, the container will receive some scratches and minor dents, which is almost inevitable when handling containers on containers ships and in container depots.
You can generally expect an excellent unit with only minimal wear and tear. Below is an example of a unit we delivered to a client in Houston, Texas:
However, there will sometimes be signs of wear and tear which is almost inevitable to happen during transports. Acceptable wear & tear includes:
BoxHub will never ship containers to customers with more than the acceptable level of wear and tear expected from a one-trip container. We ensure this by requiring the container depot to the check the container prior to release and by instructing our delivery driver to do a double check of the container before loading it on the truck. Unacceptable wear & tear includes:
Below is an example of a rare (but acceptable) case of minor dents in a one-trip container delivered to a customer in Tampa, Florida
New “one-trip” containers from BoxHub represent the best quality containers available on the market. Some minor wear and tear is unavoidable based on the usage from the "one-way” trip with cargo from the factories in China.
BoxHub will never deliver one-trip containers with wear and tear exceeding the acceptable levels mentioned above. In the rare case that this should happen, BoxHub will either repair or replace the container at no cost to the buyer.
We look forward to delivery your new one-trip containers of the highest quality. Check out www.boxhub.com today and let us know how we can help.