Which Shipping Container Do You Need?

March 24, 2024

Which Shipping Container Do You Need?

Deciding which shipping container you need depends on several factors. Hugg & Hall provides a step-by-step guide below to help you decide. First let’s consider the type, size, weight, and fragility of the items you’re shipping.

1.) What are you shipping? This will determine whether you need a standard dry container, a refrigerated container (reefer), an open-top container, a flat rack container, or a specialized container for hazardous materials.

2.) What size do you need? Hugg & Hall has shipping containers in various sizes, the most common being 20-foot and 40-foot containers. Calculate how much space the items will be taking up by adding up their length, widths and heights. Hugg & Hall can help you determine the correct size container. Remember to allow space to move around in.

3.) New or used? Based on your budget and the condition requirements of your items, you can decide whether you need a new, used, or refurbished container. New containers offer optimal condition and security, while used or refurbished containers may be more cost-effective but could have wear and tear.

4.) Do you need it secure and by how much? For added security, Hugg & Hall offers storage containers with lockboxes and advanced locking systems to safeguard your items from unauthorized access. From traditional padlocks to high-security lock boxes that are integrated into the container for superior protection.

5.) Where do yo need the doors? Choose a container with doors in a configuration that suits your loading and unloading needs. We have containers with doors at one end, both ends, on the side, or on top for easy access to your items.
a.) End door containers are ideal for general storage and shipping needs where items are loaded front to back.
b.) Containers with doors at both ends, called double doors, offer easier access to loading and unloading and are useful for long or heavy items.
c.) Side door containers is ideal where you need frequent access to various parts of the container without having to unload everything. They are also beneficial for converting containers into living spaces, offices, or shops.
d.) Less common but available are top door containers. These types of container are useful for items and cargo that need to loaded from the top.

Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage will deliver the container directly to your location for convenience. We can also explore additional features like insulation, ventilation, shelving, or custom paint jobs to enhance the functionality and appearance of your container. Contact us for a free quote or give us a call at (844) 466-1267.