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ISO CONTAINER GRADES

Shipping container grades help you understand your container’s condition before you rent, buy or modify. Here’s what they mean:

  • New “one-trip” is the best condition available on the market as these containers have only traveled across the ocean once.
  • Refurbished containers are in great condition and have had some cosmetic and structural repairs. All SMS rental storage and office containers come at a minimum of refurbished grade.
  • Cargo-worthy containers are in good condition and still meet all the requirements for shipping.
  • Wind and weathertight (WWT) containers aren’t seaworthy, but they’re in good condition for storage, moving, business and multi/custom use.
  • As-is containers may need repairs or modifications.

Shipping Container Grade Features

Features NEW “ONE TRIP” REFURBISHED CARGO-WORTHY WWT AS-IS
Wind & watertight
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Not guaranteed
Floor free of holes
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Not guaranteed
Doors fully functional
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes - guaranteed
Yes
Suitable for storage
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, with repairs
Suitable for exports
Yes
Not guaranteed
Yes, with certification
Not guaranteed
No
Suitable for modifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes, with repairs
Paint condition
Fresh
Fresh
May be faded
May be faded
May be faded
Dents & scratches
May have minor dents & scratches
May have some dents & repairs
May have some dents, repairs & surface rust
May have many dents, repairs, & surface rust
May have many dents, repairs, & surface rust
Floor appearance
Like New
May have minor scratches, gouges & patches
May have some scratches, gouges & patches
May have many scratches, gouges & patches
May have many scratches, gouges & patches