Container Condition and Grading Information

The below information explains Container Traders’ shipping container grades.

Have a question? Call us on 1300 89 89 70.

Cargo Worthy: Cargo Worthy grade means the shipping container is wind and water tight, vermin proof and structurally sound. Cargo Worthy units are suitable condition for certification for shipping and rail. These shipping containers range up to around 15 years of age, and will show surface rust, dents, and possibly patched repairs.

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Painted / Refurbished Cargo Worthy: These cargo worthy containers are given a brush back of surface rust and a new spray of paint to freshen their aesthetics. Dents will remain in the container after the respray. If aesthetics is an important aspect of your purchase, please consider a single trip new build.

Single Trip New Build: These units are the highest quality units available in Australia. The shipping container has made the single trip from the factory to Australia and to our depot. Single trip shipping containers may have some scratches or scuff marks present from their journey to Australia but otherwise will be in fantastic condition. These containers are the most suitable where the container will be located in high exposure locations.

When choosing a container – what grade is best for you?

Where functionality is the most important aspect and aesthetics are secondary, a cargo worthy container could be the right choice for you. If you want a specific colour, a painted cargo worthy might be your preference.

Where the look of the container is as important as the functionality, we recommend a single trip new build unit.

If you’re still unsure which is best suited to your budget and needs, give us a call on 1300 89 89 70.