How Much Do Cargo Containers Cost?
Cargo containers are storage containers that can be used to store different types of product used for trade and shipping. These containers are built to the standard dimensions so that they can be loaded and unloaded, stacked, and easily transferred over long distances. A cargo container can be easily hooked to a semi truck and delivered to a location. The cargo container greatly resembles the back end of a semi truck. The price of cargo containers usually depends on the size of container, the material used to make it, the manufacturer, the seller, and then number of containers purchased.
How much is it?
- On average, cargo containers can cost anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $9,500.
- A 20′ container can cost $1,700 to $3,400. A 40’ containers can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,700. A hi-cube reefer refrigerated container can cost $8,000 to $9,500.
- A smaller 10′ container can sell for as little as $1,500 to as much as $3,400.
- A 60’ x 60” steel container that is made of heavy duty BLUFF steel and has a full width stiffener for added strength and stability can cost $1,269 to $1,500.
- A new fad that can be researched online is in terms of cargo container housing. This is the process of setting up a container so that one can live in one. On average, a 20 foot container can start at $1,300 new while a container that is larger than 40 feet can start around the $3,000 mark.
- For example, EquipmentTrader.com lists a 2002 A-plus grade A cargo container for $2,000 to $2,400.
What is going to be included?
- The seller would usually include free shipping of the containers if noted. They may also provide warranty options to back up the product. Once purchased, the container can be shipped with a specialty based shipping company or it can be picked up locally from the business. Each company will be different.
- Most cargo containers are going to be considered a “dry van” with double doors. Higher end premium cargo holders can have a refrigeration system to keep the items cool within the container.
What are the extra costs?
- Once you purchase your cargo containers, the cost it takes to transport the containers to different regions may require additional costs to transport.
- Because of size, bigger lots may be required to store them. Be sure to note the dimensions to ensure that they can fit on your premises.
How can I save money?
- Make sure that you buy the appropriately sized cargo container based on the items that you’ll put inside it. The bigger the size of the cargo container, the more expensive it can get. On the other hand, if you have a lot of items to store, buying one large container will be cheaper than buying many individual ones.
- Highly consider eBay to find second hand containers. This is a great way to save up to 60%. Another great resource is to check out Craigslist, where you can find local businesses getting rid of old cargo containers either because they have purchased a new one or even because they are going out of business and need to liquidate their company.