Shipping Containers for sale Rhode Island RI
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If you live or do business in Rhode Island, Giant Lock Box, Rhode Island’s premier supplier of quality shipping containers, will be happy to serve you. Whether you want to rent or buy containers for shipping or storage, we have the right containers for your needs.
Looking for Shipping Containers for Sale in RI?
Choose Giant Lock Box for shipping containers of all sizes and types!
Whatever your shipping or storage needs, Giant Lock Box has the right container for you. We specialize in selling shipping containers across the entire state of Rhode Island. Our containers are delivered to your location on large trucks and tractor trailers, and expertly put in place by our crew for your use. Whether you need a small container for temporary storage or a fleet of Conex containers for shipping across the ocean, we have it.
Who Uses Shipping Containers?
Homeowners, businesses, and even government agencies all have use for shipping containers. Giant Lock Box offers containers that meet each user’s unique needs.
Homeowners use shipping containers for both moving and storage. Buying a standard-sized (20’) shipping container can be a cost-effective alternative to renting a commercial storage unit.
Homeowners buy shipping containers for many different reasons, including:
- Moving to a new home
- Temporary storage when remodeling or renovating
- Longer-term storage for larger or large numbers of items
Using a shipping container for either short-term or long-term home storage is safe and secure. A standard 20’ container easily fits in most driveways or yards.
Businesses use shipping containers not only for shipping but also for on-premise business storage and facility expansion.
Consider the following business uses for shipping containers:
- Transporting merchandise to stores or distributors
- Storing inventory, long-term or short-term
- Expanded office space, either temporarily or on a more permanent basis
- Annexed retail space
- Trade shows or mobile displays
Businesses can use either 20’ or 40’ containers, depending on their storage needs and available space.
Like other businesses, construction companies and other contractors find plenty of uses for shipping containers, including:
- On-site offices for construction and other work
- Worksite storage for equipment and materials
- Breakrooms for workers
- Climate-controlled on-site housing
Shipping containers aren’t just used in the private sector. Federal, state, and local government agencies also use shipping containers for things like:
- Transporting equipment and supplies
- Emergency command centers
- Event simulations
- Temporary offices or classrooms
- Short- or long-term storage
What Kinds of Shipping Containers Are There?
There are many types of shipping containers available for different uses and users. Choose the type of container that best fits your individual needs.
Homeowners and small businesses often use shipping containers for storage. Standard storage containers are typically 20’ long with locking doors. If temperature is an issue, insulated and even refrigerated containers are available.
Shipping containers can be 20’ or 40’ long. Both size containers adhere to similar weight restrictions, although you get about twice the volume in a 40’ model. Containers designed for shipping are waterproof, so they can be shipped on cargo ships and stored on docks.
Conex containers, sometimes called ocean containers, are shipping containers designed for stacking on cargo ships, railway cars, or storage lots. These containers are economical for their size and very durable. They’re designed to standard sizes so that multiple containers can be easily stacked to maximize the use of space, just like building blocks. Conex containers are available in 20’, 40’, and 45’ sizes.
What Size Containers Are Available?
Shipping and storage containers are available in a variety of sizes, the two most common being 20’ and 40’ long. Each size is designed for different needs.
If you’re a homeowner or have a business with limited space, a 20’ shipping container is the ideal size. A 20’ container is also a good size for smaller commercial companies that want easy shipping.
Consider these key specifications:
- External dimensions: 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8’6” high
- Interior dimensions: 19’3” long x 7’8” wide x 7’9” high
- Door opening: 7’8” wide x 7’ 5” high
- Internal volume: 1,169 cubic feet
- Weight (empty): 4,850 pounds
- Storage weight: 62,000 pounds (approx.)
- Maximum gross weight: 66,139 pounds
Most 20’ containers are available in both standard (8’6”) and high-cube (9’6”) heights.
If a 20’ container isn’t big enough for your needs, consider a larger 40’ shipping container. This size is what most people think of when they envision a standard shipping or Conex container.
Consider these key specifications:
- External dimensions: 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8’6” high
- Interior dimensions: 39’5” long x 7’8” wide x 7’9” high
- Door opening: 7’8.5” wide x 7’5” high
- Internal volume: 2,350 cubic feet
- Weight (empty): 8,000 pounds
- Storage weight: 59,200 pounds (approx.)
- Maximum gross weight: 67,200 pounds
Most 40’ shipping containers come in two height options: standard (8’6”) or high-cube (9’6”).
What Specialty Containers Are Available?
In addition to standard 20’ and 40’ containers, Giant Lock Box offers a variety of specialty containers for different needs.
Some items don’t easily fit into a standard-sized shipping container. If you are shipping or storing oversized items, consider using an open-sided container. This type of container lets you open the entire 20’ or 40’ side for easy loading and unloading of contents.
Some items are too tall to fit through standard container doors. If you have overly tall items, consider an open-top container that lets you load materials from the top. These containers come with either metal hard top or canvas roofs.
Another option if you have overly tall items to ship or store is a high-cube container. High-cube containers are 9’6” tall, compared to a normal container’s 8’6” height. That extra foot can make all the difference with taller items.
In some situations, you may need to access your container from either end. This calls for a double-door container, available in 20’ or 40’ sizes, in both normal and high-cube heights that lets you access contents from both sides.
If you need to protect contents from the heat or cold, or in overly humid environments, consider an insulated container. Giant Lock Box offers various sizes of insulated containers for your specific needs.
If you need to ship or store food or other perishable items, a refrigerated container is the way to go. Our refrigerated shipping containers will keep your goods at a constant temperature and humidity, from between -30 degrees to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Much Does a Shipping Container Cost?
Different sized containers are priced differently. Specialty containers, such as insulated or refrigerated containers, often carry a premium price because of their enhanced functionality. Giant Lock Box offers competitive prices on all types and sizes of containers. Contact us today for a quote for your specific needs.
How Much Does a New 20-Foot Shipping Container Cost?
Although prices vary, depending on features and shipping location, a new 20-foot container typically costs around $4,200.
How Much Does a New 40-Foot Shipping Container Cost?
Not surprisingly, a new 40-foot container costs more than a 20-foot container. Expect to pay about 20% to 40% more than a 20’ container, or in the $5,200 range.
How Much is a Used Shipping Container?
You can save some money by purchasing used rather than new. Make sure that the used container is in good condition, of course. Used prices are about 60% of new prices, or in the $2,300 range for a used 20’ container and $2,900 for a used 40′ high-cube shipping container
What Are the Best Shipping Containers for Sale in ?
If you’re looking for the best variety of quality shipping containers in Rhode Island, turn to the experts at Giant Lock Box. We offer both standard and specialized steel shipping containers in 20’ and 40’ sizes, for both sale and rental. We serve a variety of customers, from homeowners to businesses to government agencies. Our containers are used for both shipping and storage, and are of the highest quality. Whatever you need to ship or store, we have the container solution for you.
Contact the Rhode Island container experts at Giant Lock Box for a quote today! Or call 1-866-333-3135