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Frequently Asked Questions

ISO Containers are shipping containers manufactured to standards set bythe International Organization of Standardization(ISO). Shipping containers must meet these standards to participate in international transport and trade.

ISO standards most notably apply to the size, height, and type of container.

  • Size: The standard ISO container sizes are 20ft, 40ft, 45ft, and 48ft.
  • Height: ISO containers are available in two heights: standard (8’6) and high-cube (9’6)
  • Type: ISO container types include general-purpose containers, refrigerated containers (also known as “reefers”), open-top containers, platform containers, and tank containers.

Boxhub primarily sells 20-foot and 40-foot general-purpose containers in standard and high-cube heights. Specialty units such as reefers and open-top containers are available in certain markets.

You can find a detailed table of ISO container size codeshere.

You can fit a variety of items in a shipping container, including household goods, vehicles, commercial products, construction materials, clothing, electronics, and more. The number of items you can store depends on the size and height of your container.

A standard 20ft container has an internal volume of 1,172 ft3. This is equivalent to 200 standard mattresses, two compact cars, or 9,600 wine bottles. A 40ft container has an internal volume of 2,385 ft3. This is equivalent to 400 standard mattresses, four compact cars, or 19,200 wine bottles.

To better understand shipping container dimensions, readour guide to choosing the right shipping container.

Whether you should rent or buy a shipping container depends on your specific needs. As a general rule of thumb, if you plan on keeping your container for more than six months, buying a shipping container is the more affordable solution.

And of course, if you plan on converting your shipping container into a living or working space, you should buy your container outright before making modifications!

As a general guideline, a shipping container delivery requires the length of the container plus an additional 60ft of space. This means that for a 40ft container, you will need 100ft of straight space for the delivery truck to drop your container in place.

Straight space isn’t the only consideration for positioning your container. You will also need at least 10ft of width and 14ft of clearance height for the truck to maneuver your property. When the container is tipped off, the "peak height" will be around 16ft, so you need to ensure enough clearance at the delivery spot to accommodate this height.

Please note that these requirements may vary. To fully prepare for your container delivery, check out thisguide.If you have any questions about your delivery or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact our customer success team at support@boxhub.com.

You can find shipping container homes for sale through specialized real estate listings, architectural firms, and container home builders. If you’re consideringbuying a shipping containerand turning it into the home (orunforgettable Airbnb) instead, you have an exciting journey ahead. Read ourstep-by-step guide to building a shipping container hometo get started.

Boxhub stocks 20ft and 40ft high-cube shipping containers in new and used condition. While 40ft high-cube containers are readily available in all markets, 20ft high-cube containers are less common and may not be available in all locations. This is due to their limited use in international shipping. All Boxhub containers are available for convenient pick-up or delivery within 7-10 days.

To purchase a 20ft high-cube container online, visitour 20ft shipping containers page.To purchase a 40ft high-cube container, visitour 40ft shipping containers page.

Need a personalized quote instead? Reach out to us at +1 888-691-4370 orfill out a contact form.

Unsure if a high-cube container is best for you? Check outour shipping container size guidefor to compare shipping container dimensions.

Yes, empty shipping containers can be easily converted into portable office spaces. Shipping container offices are commonly used on construction sites. By adding insulation, proper ventilation, electrical wiring, and furnishings, you can quickly turn your container into a functional and comfortable modular workspace.

To better understand the step-by-step process of converting a shipping container into a portable office space, check outthis guide.

Fiberglass ISO patches are a reliable and effective solution to address shipping container holes and leaks. These patches are recognized for their industry-grade strength and durability. They are also relatively inexpensive to purchase.

We recommend applying the patches outdoors to cure them in the sunlight. The patches usually harden within 15 to 50 minutes, depending on the amount of sunlight and the size of the patch.

Boxhub used “wind & watertight” shipping containers are guaranteed to remain free from holes and leaks for one year. Our used “cargo-worthy” containers are guaranteed for two years. Our new “one-trip” containers are guaranteed for five years.

If you purchased a container from Boxhub and noticed a hole or leak in your container, please contact us atsupport@boxhub.comA member of the team will be happy to assist you.

Boxhub has new & used shipping containers for sale in over 40 locations across the United States. We’ve made shopping for a shipping container easy throughour online store— but if you’d prefer buying support from a shipping container specialist,our team is just a call, text, or email away

Not sure which container is right for your needs? We’ve createdthis comprehensive guidethat covers everything you need to know about choosing the right shipping container.

"Conex boxes" is another name for shipping containers. There is no difference between the two; both terms refer to the same intermodal containers used for shipping goods worldwide. Shipping containers are also known as “sea cans”, “marine containers”, “cargo containers”, and “freight containers.”

You may also see shipping containers referred to as “ocean containers” because of their role in transporting cargo overseas. People may also refer to conex boxes as “SeaLand containers”, a reference to a now-defunct container shipping brand — however, this usage is increasingly rare.

Yes, you can choose between tilt-bed and flatbed delivery when you buy a new or used shipping container through ouronline store

Tilt-bed delivery is our most popular container delivery option, as it does not require any offloading equipment on your property. Flatbed delivery is a slightly cheaper option but requires offloading equipment (such as a crane or heavy-duty forklift) at your property.

If you’re unsure of which container delivery option is best for you,speak with one of our shipping container specialistsbefore placing your order.

"Used container" and "second-hand container" are interchangeable terms. Both phrases indicate that a shipping container has been previously owned. All used or second-hand containers can be repurposed as static storage units. They’re a popular alternative to sheds or garages.

Used shipping containers that are no longer suitable for shipping are known as “wind & watertight” containers in the container industry. Used or second-hand shipping containers that can still be used for shipping are known as “cargo-worthy” containers.

Boxhub offers a volume discount of 5% when you purchase 5 or more containers. We also offer a veterans discount for container purchases of any volume.

We occasionally run short-term, market-specific discounts. To check whether we’re running a special deal on shipping containers for sale near you,speak to a member of our team.

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