There are primarily three criteria 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.

Nationwide Containers will paint your container upon request and do our best to match the color you have in mind.

For shipment overseas, 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.

Nationwide Containers will arrange tilt bed or flatbed delivery to your location; however, you may arrange your own pickup.

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.

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 footprint could be layered with pea gravel, or the container may be placed on railroad ties. Keep in mind that 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.

Nationwide Containers is more than happy to arrange weekend delivery with our contracted carriers. An additional charge may apply.

Nationwide Containers will deliver your container on a purpose-built tilt bed delivery system and make every attempt to place it exactly where you want it.

Here are a few tips to ensure your delivery goes smoothly:

  • Your ground should be flat and level preferably with a gravel, asphalt, or concrete surface.
  • If you want to drop your container directly on the ground understand that it weighs from 5000lbs for a 20’ to 8500lbs for a 40’ container. If the ground gets wet and it is a mud, clay base, or recently paved asphalt, your container will settle in over time and may get stuck.
  • The truck delivery system requires 55 ft. straight clearance to drop a 20ft. container.
  • The truck delivery system requires 110 ft. straight clearance to drop a 40ft. container.
  • There must be 10 ft. of width clearance.
  • Doors to cab or doors to rear.
  • The area must be clear of debris, bushes, tree branches etc.

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