Shipping Containers Sales and Rental
Kingdom Containers is based out of Miami, Florida and was founded by George in 2000 after 20 years in the industry.
He is aware that many people are very cautious when purchasing shipping containers. For that reason, he is intentional and passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping others in their process.
We’re a small company, but the majority of our staff have multiple years of prior experience in the industry. What sets us apart is our knowledge and service level.
Kingdom Containers believes in building trust and building relationships.
Shipping Containers Grades Explained
The grade or category that is assigned to a storage container often reflects its current condition. Other factors that will affect the grade include: the age of the container, miles traveled, damage and repair history, and weather conditions under which the container has been shipped or stored.
One Trip Containers
Nearly new, in top condition, having made only one trip. These are the best available!
Second hand or Used Shipping Storage Containers
Second hand or used shipping storage containers for sale are a great option for those who don’t need a brand new container. Their price is considerably lower and they can be adapted to fulfill, virtually, any purpose. There is a vast variety of these containers, differing in size, shape, age, aesthetic conditions and, of course, price. And, since the shipping industry is all about efficiency, there is a grading system to classify these containers. Understanding these grades will facilitate the entire buying process of a container.
Below, you will find the description of each container grade, so next time you’re looking for storage containers for sale, you will have a solid basis to make an educated and accurate decision.
F – Foodgrade Containers/ New
The transport of food sets certain requirements for the shipping container, such as that it has never carried any toxic chemicals or products. Even though the food is packed in bags or similar and hence not in direct contact with the container, the mean of transportation has to be in food graded containers to avoid unnecessary contamination risks
Structural condition must be IICL 5 and with valid CSC Plate
Highest internal cleanliness and scratches must not exceed 2mm in depth
Waterproof and no daylight visible from inside if doors are closed
Has not carried any toxic chemicals or products
Standard for food grade quality/ import mostly ruled by governments
Grade A or CWO - Cargo Worthy
Grade A containers are the ones that have the best quality in the grading system. They normally have a clean interior, are rust-free, with no major dents, are wind and watertight, and prevent the entrance of any kind of insects or rodents. They may have a few scratches on the outside but are perfectly functional. Additionally, they normally have a CSC (convention for safe containers) plate, which allows them to be used for overseas shipping. Besides shipping, they are also good for storing delicate items or for building a home, an office, a shop, etc., that needs to be impeccable but, at the same time, cost-effective.
Grade B or WWT - Wind & Water Tight
These are normally a little older than grade A containers. They may have some dent scratches and some rust, but they still are wind and water tight and also prevent any vermin’s presence. In the outside, they may not look as new or intact as grade A containers but they still look good. They’re mostly used for storing items that don’t need as many care measures as items that need to be stored in class A containers.
Grade C or “As is”
The storage containers in this category are normally the oldest. They can have some corrosion and dents and are not wind and watertight. They are used for storing items that don’t need to be away from moistures or vermin, such as building materials, car parts, tools that won’t get rusted, among others.
We’re always looking to provide our clients with an exceptional assistance. For more information on our storage container rentals and/or storage containers for sale, please Contact us.