Shipping Containers Faq's

Q: What will be the condition of my container?

A: There are primarily three criteria’s for cargo containers that are known within the industry, they are as follows:

* Wind and Weather Tight – This means the box is square, the doors open and close properly, the floors are solid and it doesn’t leak.

* Cargo Worthy – The box is wind and weather tight and inspected to make sure that it can be loaded and safely moved one way with cargo.

* As Is – The box is sold as is where is, without any guarantees of merchantability. It may or may not be weather tight.

Q: Are your containers painted?

A: NATIONWIDE CONTAINERS will paint your container upon request and do our best to match the color you have in mind.

Q: What if I want to ship my container over seas?

A: For shipment over seas, containers must meet cargo worthy criteria before it can be loaded. At NATIONWIDE CONTAINERS we do sell cargo worthy containers. To insure that your container is suitable for shipment we have an independent, industry certified surveyor inspect the container before release and we then provide you a copy of that inspection to keep with your shipment documentation.

Q: How do I get my container?

A: NATIONWIDE CONTAINERS will arrange tilt bed delivery or flat bed delivery to your location, however if you wish to arrange your own pick up you may do so.

Q: How much room is required to deliver my unit?

A: To deliver a 20 ft unit, we recommend a minimum of 55 ft. To deliver a 40 ft unit we recommend a minimum of 110 ft.

Q: Before I have my container delivered, what should I place under the container?

A: The ground should be stable and level, so as not to interfere with the functioning of the doors. If desired, a concrete pad may be poured, the foot print could be layered with pea gravel or the container may be placed on rail road ties. Keep in mind the actual floor of the container does not sit on the floor. Only the outer steel base structure and the cross members (see diagram) come in contact with the ground.

Q: Do you accept major credit cards?

A: NATIONWIDE CONTAINERS accepts cashiers checks, personal checks with valid I. D. and the following major credit cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover

Q: Can you deliver on the weekends?

A: NATIONWIDE CONTAINERS is more than happy to arrange weekend delivery with our contracted carriers. An additional charge may apply.

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