A new, or “One Trip” container is a container manufactured overseas, loaded with goods and shipped. Once the goods have landed in their destination and are unloaded, the container is sold, thus making it a “one trip” container. This is as new as containers come in the US.
These containers will be in great shape with the possibility of some dents and dings from being handled at the ports and from transportation.
A used, or “Wind and Watertight,” container has typically been used to transport cargo anywhere from 8-15 years before it is sold off (or what is called “off hired”).
These containers will be noticeably different from one trip containers. The paint will be faded, there will be amounts of rust on the exterior and interior and dents and dings will be more prominent.
These containers are still wind and watertight though, the floors are intact, and the cargo doors still function properly. For more information on the journey of a One Trip container, please visit our "One Trip Container Journey" page.