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How do I determine the quality of a container?

The construction and design of a container varies by manufacturer and by purchaser. Spinnaker has a strict TQM approach to its partner suppliers and inspects every single container it purchases not once but at numerous times during the manufacturing process. We only accept containers of the correct quality and specification for our clients. We also purchase for our leasing fleet so our standards and inspection regimes are the same as the large leasing companies. Our specifications are heavy duty and not reduced in quality to lower the price and we only use fully inspected and accredited manufacturers.

What standards are Spinnaker containers built to meet?

Spinnaker containers satisfy the following shipping container specs, requirements, and regulations in their latest editions,

  1. ISO Container Standards (1CC type)

ISO 668– Series 1 freight containers – Classification external dimensions and ratings

ISO 830– Terminology in relation to freight container

ISO 1161– Series 1 freight containers – Corner fittings Specification

ISO 1496-1– Series 1 freight containers – Specification and testing part 1: General cargo containers for general purposes –

ISO 6346 Freight containers – coding, identification and marking

  1. T.I.R. Certification

All the containers are certified and comply with “The Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under the cover of T.I.R. Carnets.” or “The Customs Convention on Containers.”

  1. C.S.C. Certification

All the containers will be certified and comply with the requirements of the “International Convention for the Safe Containers.”

  1. T.C.T. Certification

All exposed wooden components used for container will be treated to comply with the requirements of “Cargo Containers – Quarantine Aspects and Procedures” of the Commonwealth Department of Health, Australia.

  1. U.I.C. Registration

All the containers will be registered and comply with the “International Union of Railways.”

Box Quality

What is the maximum gross weight for a Spinnaker 20’ new container?

30,480 kgs 67,200 lbs

What is the tare weight of a Spinnaker 20’ new container?

(This is the weight of the empty box. Less weight means less material has been used to build the box.) Spinnaker 20’ dry containers have a minimum tare weight of 2,185 kg

How thick are the panels for the roof, door and front?

2.0 mm

How thick are the side panels?

For each of the five panels

2 x 2.0 mm outer

3 x 1.6 mm inner

How strong is the floor payload test?

Spinnaker uses sustainable bamboo plywood flooring.

7,260 kg

How many years is the paint guaranteed for?

5 years

What is the composition of the paint system?

Note especially the thickness of the Zinc rich primer

External

Zinc primer (2 parts) – 30 micron

Middle coat – 40 micron

Top coat – 40 micron

Total – 110 micron

Undercoating:

Zinc primer (2 parts) – 20 micron

Base paint coat – 180 micron

Total – 200 micron

What are the special options for a box that are available?

Choose your own colour and logo

3-locking bar with rubber coated handle.

Grease fittings on door hinges.

High locking handles.

Fitted lock box.

Four – eight vents per side.

Fork pockets.

Polyurethane top-coating on white paint or very light RALs to protect from oil stains and other transit stains.

Polyurethane protective coating on the flooring to protect from oil penetration.

Where will my box be delivered?

Spinnaker has 20 years of working with the major shipping lines to ensure containers are moved from the factories in China to our markets in the most efficient way and on time. Our logistic team specializes in shipping and delivery of containers by ‘one way’ or ’empty’ shipping. We have a global network of 250 delivery locations, third party depot partners who will accept delivery on your behalf if you have no lifting facilities on site.

What is One Way Shipping?

One-way shipping is used to deliver most standard ISO equipment as it is the most cost-efficient way of moving containers. Containers are provided to our partner shipping lines for their use, then loaded with cargo at the point of origin, then used ‘one way’ to the delivery location. Upon arrival containers are emptied and then returned according to the delivery instructions we provide. The containers are new but will have been used on this one cargo leg to deliver cost effectively.

Empty Shipping

Specialized equipment and non-ISO equipment is usually moved by ’empty’ shipping. Spinnaker can arrange this as a service with or without customs clearance and arrangements at the cost of the customer.

What is the difference between a used and a new container?

Spinnaker operates a leasing fleet of marine containers. When those containers reach the end of their maritime working life, usually between 10 and 15 years, they are sold into the secondary market as a ‘Used’ container. The condition we sell these Used containers is predominantly ‘Cargo Worthy’. This condition is better than Wind and Watertight as together with being light and watertight, the floor must be generally intact, and the dents and signs of wear are strictly limited. The containers which are used can be used for conversion, one way-shipping or storage where the cosmetics of the appearance are second to concerns over price point.

A new container is part of our on-going purchasing at the factories in China and moved One Way into the markets we serve. We regularly build over 2000 containers every month both in our colours and specification and dedicated purchases on behalf of our customers. Other than the use by the shipping line en route these new containers are as they left the factory and are fully customizable to order.

Why should I consider a committed purchase through Spinnaker?

If you are in the market for new containers and you want to either guarantee the price, availability for a certain time or if you want to customize how the containers look with your own logo and colour scheme you should agree a committed purchase arrangement with Spinnaker. Your sales manager will provide a fully binding quote and contract for purchase so there are no surprises

What is the range of containers that Spinnaker supplies?

We sell used containers in the following sizes and types:

Dry Freight Containers:

20’, 40’, 40’ High Cube, 45’ High Cube

Special Containers:

Open Tops, Flat Racks, in 20’ 40’ sizes Reefers in 20’, 40’ and 40’ High Cube.

We sell new containers in the following sizes and types:

Dry Freight Containers:

20’, 20’ High Cube, 40’, 40’ High Cube, 45’ High Cube

Special Containers:

Open Sides: 20’, 20’ High Cube, 40’, 40’ High Cube

Double Doors: 20’, 20’ High Cube, 40’, 40’ High Cube

10’+10’ Duocons

Does Spinnaker provide credit terms?

Spinnaker provides credit to established customers with either 3 months of trading history and over $25,000 of purchases or against financial information provided. The Spinnaker Sales Manager will provide the approved credit limit once agreed and container releases are limited to those accounts within their agreed terms of payment and applicable credit limit. Our standard credit terms are 30 days from invoice.

How much does a 40-foot container cost?

The cost of a 40-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the age and condition of the container, its location, and the availability of used containers in the area. According to Spinnaker Equipment, a new 40-foot shipping container can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000, while a used container may cost anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. 

The cost of a 40-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the age and condition of the container, its location, and the availability of used containers in the area. Here are some additional details about the cost of 40-foot shipping containers: 

Age and condition: The age and condition of the container can impact its price. Newer containers are more expensive than older containers, and containers that are in good condition are more expensive than those that are in poor condition. 

Location: The location of the container can also impact its price. Containers that are in areas where there is a high demand for storage or transportation solutions may be more expensive than those located in areas with less demand. 

Availability: The availability of used containers in the area can also impact the price of a container. If there is a high supply of used containers in the area, the price may be lower, while if there is a low supply, the price may be higher. 

Type of container: The type of container can also impact the price. For example, refrigerated containers, which are designed to keep perishable goods at a specific temperature, may be more expensive than standard containers. 

Features and amenities: The features and amenities of the container can also impact the price. Containers that have additional features such as doors, windows, or ventilation may be more expensive than those that do not. 

Customization and modifications: Finally, any customization or modifications that have been made to the container can impact the price. For example, a container that has been modified to include additional insulation or electrical wiring may be more expensive than a standard container. 

The cost of a 40-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors, and it is important to consider these factors when determining which type of container is right for your needs. 

How much does a 20 ft container cost?

Like 40-foot containers, the cost of a 20-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors. According to Spinnaker Equipment, a new 20-foot container may cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,500, while a used container may cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000. 

 The cost of a 20-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the age and condition of the container, its location, and the availability of used containers in the area. 

New 20-foot containers are more expensive than used containers, but they offer several benefits. For example, new containers are typically in excellent condition, with no wear and tear, and they may come with a manufacturer’s warranty. They are also likely to have a longer lifespan than used containers, which may make them a more cost-effective option in the long run. However, the upfront cost of a new 20-foot container may be higher than the cost of a used container. 

Used 20-foot containers are less expensive than new containers, but they may have some wear and tear and may not come with a warranty. However, they can still be a good option for those who are looking for a more affordable housing solution or for those who need a temporary storage solution. The cost of a used 20-foot container may depend on its age and condition, as well as the availability of used containers in the area. 

 The cost of a 20-foot shipping container can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the age and condition of the container, its location, and the availability of used containers in the area. It is important to consider these factors when determining which type of container is right for your needs. 

Are shipping containers waterproof?

Shipping containers are designed to be watertight, which means that they can resist water infiltration. However, it is important to note that no container is completely waterproof, and it is possible for water to enter the container if it is exposed to severe weather conditions or if the container is damaged. 

Shipping containers are designed to be watertight to protect the cargo that is being transported inside them. They are constructed with several features that help to keep water out, including sealed doors, gaskets, and welded seams. These features help to ensure that the container can resist water infiltration, even in wet or humid conditions. 

However, it is important to note that no container is completely waterproof, and it is possible for water to enter the container if it is exposed to severe weather conditions or if the container is damaged. For example, if a shipping container is exposed to heavy rain or flooding, water may be able to enter the container through the doors or through any damaged or poorly sealed areas. Similarly, if the container is damaged in any way (such as if it is punctured by a sharp object), water may be able to enter the container through the damage. 

To help protect shipping containers from water damage, it is important to properly maintain and repair the container as needed.  

This may include sealing any damaged or poorly sealed areas, as well as inspecting the container regularly for signs of wear or damage. By taking these precautions, you can help to ensure that your shipping container remains watertight and protects your cargo from water damage. 

 

Will shipping containers rust?

Shipping containers are made from Corten steel, which is a type of steel that is resistant to corrosion. However, it is still possible for shipping containers to rust over time, especially if they are exposed to harsh weather conditions or if they are not properly maintained. 

Shipping containers are typically made from Corten steel, which is a type of steel that is specifically designed to be resistant to corrosion. Corten steel is made using a proprietary blend of alloys that helps to protect the steel from corrosion, even in harsh environments. This makes it an ideal material for shipping containers, which may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions during transportation and storage. 

Despite the corrosion resistance of Corten steel, it is still possible for shipping containers to rust over time. This may occur if the container is exposed to harsh weather conditions or if it is not properly maintained. For example, if a shipping container is exposed to saltwater or acidic substances, it may be more prone to rusting. Similarly, if the container is not regularly cleaned and painted, it may be more prone to rusting. 

To help prevent rust from forming on a shipping container, it is important to properly maintain and care for the container. This may include cleaning the container regularly and repainting it as needed, as well as repairing any damage or corrosion that is found. By taking these precautions, you can help to ensure that your shipping container remains in good condition and continues to provide reliable storage and transportation for your cargo. 

Used vs. new shipping containers?

There are pros and cons to both used and new shipping containers. New containers are more expensive than used containers, but they are typically in better condition and may come with a warranty. Used containers are less expensive, but they may have some wear and tear and may not come with a warranty. 

When it comes to choosing between a used and a new shipping container, there are several factors to consider. Here are some of the pros and cons of each type of container: 

Pros of new shipping containers: 

  • New containers are typically in excellent condition, with no wear and tear. 
  • They may come with a manufacturer’s warranty, which can provide peace of mind and protection against any defects or issues that may arise. 
  • New containers are likely to have a longer lifespan than used containers, which may make them a more cost-effective option in the long run. 

Cons of new shipping containers: 

  • New containers are more expensive than used containers, which may make them less affordable for some buyers. 
  • It may be more difficult to find a new container that meets your specific size, color, and features requirements. 

Pros of used shipping containers: 

  • Used containers are less expensive than new containers, which can make them more affordable for some buyers. 
  • It may be easier to find a used container that meets your specific size, color, and features requirements. 

Cons of used shipping containers: 

  • Used containers may have some wear and tear, which can impact their appearance and functionality. 
  • They may not come with a warranty, which means that you may be responsible for any repairs or maintenance that is needed. 
  • Used containers may have a shorter lifespan than new containers, which may make them less cost-effective in the long run. 

Overall, the decision between a new and used shipping container will depend on your specific needs and budget. If you are looking for a container that is in excellent condition and comes with a warranty, a new container may be the best option. However, if you are looking for a more affordable option, a used container may be a good choice. 

How are container prices determined?

The price of a shipping container is typically determined by a variety of factors, including the age and condition of the container, its location, and the availability of used containers in the area. Other factors that can impact the price of a container include the type of container (such as a standard container or a refrigerated container), the features and amenities of the container (such as doors, windows, and ventilation), and any customization or modifications that have been made to the container. 

There are several factors that can impact the price of a shipping container. Some of the most common factors that are taken into consideration when determining the price of a container include: 

Age and condition: The age and condition of the container can impact its price. Newer containers are more expensive than older containers, and containers that are in good condition are more expensive than those that are in poor condition. 

Location: The location of the container can also impact its price. Containers that are in areas where there is a high demand for storage or transportation solutions may be more expensive than those located in areas with less demand. 

Availability: The availability of used containers in the area can also impact the price of a container. If there is a high supply of used containers in the area, the price may be lower, while if there is a low supply, the price may be higher. 

Type of container: The type of container can also impact the price. For example, refrigerated containers, which are designed to keep perishable goods at a specific temperature, may be more expensive than standard containers. 

Features and amenities: The features and amenities of the container can also impact the price. Containers that have additional features such as doors, windows, or ventilation may be more expensive than those that do not. 

Customization and modifications: Finally, any customization or modifications that have been made to the container can impact the price. For example, a container that has been modified to include additional insulation or electrical wiring may be more expensive than a standard container. 

The price of a shipping container is determined by a variety of factors, and it is important to consider these factors when determining which type of container is right for your needs. 

What is the size of a standard shipping container?

A typical shipping container is most often 20 feet in length, 8 feet expensive, and 8 feet 6 inches tall. However, there are considerably bigger variants accessible, for example, those that are 40 feet in length, 8 feet wide, and 9 feet 6 inches tall.

How long do shipping containers last?

Shipping containers are intended to endure unforgiving circumstances and keep going for quite a while. By and large, a shipping container can keep going for as long as 25 years, albeit this life expectancy can fluctuate contingent upon the circumstances in which it is utilized and the degree of upkeep it gets.

Do shipping containers rust?

Shipping containers are produced using steel and are inclined to rust while perhaps not appropriately kept up with. Be that as it may, most shipping containers are treated with hostile to destructive coatings to safeguard them from rusting. It is essential to review and keep up with shipping containers routinely to keep rust from shaping.

How Much Are Shipping Container Homes?

How much do residences made of shipping containers cost? A shipping container home’s price might vary significantly based on the size of the container, the degree of customization needed, and the area where the home is being constructed. A basic shipping container home may often be purchased for between $30,000 and $50,000, although a more ornate and personalized home can run as high as $150,000 or more. A trustworthy and skilled builder should be consulted in order to obtain an exact cost estimate for a shipping container home. 

How much is a container for selling?

At Spinnaker Equipment, we offer different containers available to be purchased to meet your particular needs. The cost of a holder can fluctuate contingent upon a few variables, including the size, condition, and area of the compartment. Also, costs can vacillate over the long haul because of changes in the organic market. 

To get an exact statement for a holder, kindly reach us straightforwardly with your necessities, including the sort of compartment you want, its size, and any exceptional elements you might require. Our group of specialists will work with you to track down the ideal holder to address your issues and furnish you with a serious cost statement. 

We likewise offer adaptable funding choices to make buying a holder more reasonable and open. Reach us today to investigate our accessible containers and valuing choices. 

What is a 20ft shipping container?

At Spinnaker Equipment, we offer a range of shipping containers, including the famous 20ft shipping compartment. A 20ft shipping compartment is a normalized steel box that is 20 feet in length, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet 6 inches tall. It is normally utilized for shipping freight and can be moved by truck, rail, or boat. 

The 20ft shipping compartment is a flexible and financially savvy answer for moving merchandise across significant distances. It is intended to be solid, climate safe, and secure, settling on it an optimal decision for different applications, including capacity, development, and shipping. 

We offer a range of 20ft shipping containers to meet your particular requirements, including standard containers, refrigerated containers, and changed containers with custom elements. Reach us today to study our accessible containers and find the ideal answer for your shipping and stockpiling needs. 

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