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Quality New & Used Box Containers

East Coast Containers offers a large inventory of new and used box containers stored at our warehouse. When you purchase through our website, your container is shipped directly to you with our own fleet of trucks and employed drivers. We save our customers time and money by cutting out the middle man. Below is a list of the most common questions our clients have when ordering, purchasing and receiving a shipping container delivery.

What size box containers are available?

East Coast Containers sells 20’ and 40’ new and used box containers.

How do I buy a container?

The East Coast Containers website allows you to easily select the box container of your choice, order & pay online. Once your order is confirmed, delivery instructions and date will be emailed so you can prepare to receive the shipment.

How can I make payment?

Through our online ordering processor, we accept all major debit and credit cards.

How should I prepare for the delivery?

Our box containers can sit directly on the ground and on most surfaces. It is best to choose level ground on concrete or gravel. The most important preparation is to ensure our driver has ample room to back in and unload the container.

Please also tell us which way to load the box container doors: facing cab of truck OR facing rear of truck. If the doors face the rear, the doors of the container will come off the trailer first. 

How much space is required for delivery?

90’ clearance is recommended for 20’ containers and 120’ clearance for 40’ containers. The trucks will also need 20’ vertical clearance and 15’ for entering the delivery site. Please be sure the site is clear of power lines and tree branches for the safety of our drivers. Feel free to email us a picture of your site in advance to ensure you’re in compliance.

How quickly will I receive my order?

Since East Coast Containers is both the seller and transporter, we save our customers time on delivery by cutting out the middle man. You can receive your delivery as soon as the next day or within a few days. We offer delivery 7 days per week – even on weekends.

How are containers delivered?

Our fleet of 25 trucks include short trucks, long bed trucks and trailers to safely and quickly delivery your containers. We safe our customers time by cutting out the middle man, East Coast Containers is the seller and transporter of our quality box containers.

What is a new box container?

New storage containers are less than 1 year old and offer the highest level of aesthetics. Since they’ve yet to be exposed to the marine environment or container depot, they are pristine in condition. New box containers are 1 solid color with no logos.

What is a used box container?

Used storage containers will vary in color, display several logos, dents, scratches and rust. While they may not be aesthetically pristine, they are in very good condition and will meet your storage needs. We guarantee all doors, seals and flooring will be intact and working.

What are the measurements/weight of my container

20’ Shipping Containers:
20ft External Length
19ft 9in Internal Length
8ft 6in External Height
7ft 10in Internal Height
8ft External Width
7ft 10in Internal Width

40’ Shipping Containers
40ft External Length
39ft 9in Internal Length
8ft 6in External Height
7ft 10in Internal Height
8ft External Width
7ft 10in Internal Width

Can I see the container before I purchase?

While you cannot come to our facility to physically see our box containers in stock, our website easily displays all of our available inventory.

Do you price match?

We pride ourselves on offering quality box containers at competitive prices. Since we do not use a 3rd party shipping company, our prices beat the competition!

How do I know I’m getting a quality container?

When we receive containers to our facility they are rigorously checked for quality control.

Is pickup available?

No, we quickly deliver to your location throughout the East Coast.

What if I have a question that was not answered here?

For any other questions not answered above, please call us at 215-407-8529 or send us an email. We’ll be happy to answer your questions in a timely manner.

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