There are multiple ways of purchasing shipping containers one of the most obvious one is to contact companies in your area that you know receive freight as they may have excess containers or paying for the return journey of a ballast container. You being able to take the container off their hands will save them the cost of the return journey or clear out old ones in their yard.
At the same time this isn’t always possible and searching around online in places like ebay may often give you a container in your area for sale. A few useful shipping container for sale sites are below :-
When looking at shipping containers your mainly looking for the fact its still squared up which will often see the doors not shutting properly as a tell tale sign that its damaged. Check for rust but be aware of the differences between surface rust and rust that has caused damage to the steel structure. Main thing is take your time and research what to be looking for when buying a shipping container.
Part of the shipping container housing we are looking to do is to encourage others to get involved and DIY (do it yourself!) which is why this project has come up which is basically we supply “SECONDHAND” containers at P60,000 each now these have been used and will be battered in some way no doubt but you have to remember your cladding over the exterior/interior and on top of that they were designed for ship travelling in some of the worst conditions on the planet. Doesn’t mean they are going to be battered to death but it does mean that your buying a pretty indestructible module if you take care of it. Rust issues will be minimalized due to the type of steel involved and like most things its all about preparation rather than finish.
So if your looking for a 20ft container they are P60,000+ delivery we also provide 40ft but due to the road conditions within Cebu I would recommend buying 2 20ft and welding them together as getting a truck with HIAB (crane) is possible or even using a forklift or backhoe to unload and move to final destination where as using 40ft containers the issues become more complex.
Email :- Matt_Wilkie@hotmail.co.uk