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When you buy used shipping containers, the difference in the used container conditions is not very obvious. There are three different conditions: ASIS (As is, where is), Cargo Worthy, and Wind and water-tight. ASIS units may be more obvious as it means the unit is fully depreciated and there are usually holes or damages. CW and WWT conditions are where the blurred lines begin; WWT units can look just like CW units visually. Other than a dent deeper than allowed by guidelines provided by IICL (International Institute of Container Lessors), they are both 10-15 years used and have rust, dents, scratches, etc. You won’t know the difference unless a surveyor tells you about it for most of times. Sometimes, WWT units are considered as CW units for some, and vice versa. However, there is a clear line between them. As the prices can be few hundreds dollars different, it is crucial to understand what the difference between two conditions are and know which condition you need. Here is some information to help you:
Cargo Worthy containers literally means it can ship cargo. If you buy shipping container boxes to ship your product or cargo overseas, you will need a CW shipping container and get an inspection from a marine/maritime surveyor. The surveyor will ensure that the unit meets the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping and, if passing, this will issue the owner of the container a certificate stating that the unit is seaworthy or Cargo Worthy. This document is required by the port authority before getting loaded on a vessel and shipped as they need to maintain certain structural standards as they are required to be stacked on a vessel for transport.
If you need high quality used containers, CW is the safest option as they generally have the higher quality than the others.
Wind and water-tight
Unlike CW, WWT means that a container might have some patches or repairs from shipping. They don’t have leaks or holes but the containers are not allowed to be shipped overseas as they don’t meet the CSC requirements. Still, WWT containers are sufficient to store items and these are often purchased to be storage units.
If you are looking for shipping containers to use them as storage boxes, I will recommend you to buy WWT containers to save your money as the price difference is significant.