Useful tips

Useful Tips On Containers

TYPES

There are One Trip (usually called “New”) and Used Containers available on the sea can market in Canada. The difference is quite substantial.

SIZES

Even though 20’ and 40’ ft containers are the most popular for both shipping and storage, there is a much larger variety of sizes to choose from.

USAGE

Shipping containers are for shipping goods, aren’t they? But not only that. We have a list of more than 20 applications, and it keeps growing.

GENERAL TIPS

Would like to know what letters & numbers on your container mean? Did you catch your container smelling bad and want it to stop? We have answers.

Types

New (On Trip) Containers
What does "one trip" mean?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

Is "one trip" the same as "new"?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

What is the lifespan of a one trip container?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

What condition can I expect a one trip container to be in when I receive it?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

Used Containers
How does a Used container differ from a One Trip container?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

So, does that mean a used container is full of rust holes and damages?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

What does Wind & Watertight mean?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

So, if I buy a used container, I can’t use it for overseas shipping?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

Sizes
What sizes do containers come in?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

What do STD and HC stand for?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

Are there any other sizes/types?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.

Usage
What can I use my container for?

“One Trip” literally means the container has made one overseas trip full of freight. Sometimes called “One Time Use” (OTU) or One-Trippers. All containers are manufactured overseas and need to be shipped to North America.