Cargo worthy shipping containers! without digging too deep in legality, a cargo worthy shipping container is a container that meets the original specification standards and deemed suitable for the transporting of cargo.
By default any shipping container or a cargo shipping container that is advertised for sale as "One Trip Container" is a cargo worthy container.
The reason for that is as the name implies, this container took only one trip from the manufacturing country to the city it is being sold at.
Now these cargo containers don't take their first trip empty, they usually get loaded with cargo. That's the season why they are never called new or brand new containers. That one trip with cargo render the container as a used container.
On the other hand if the cargo container is not a one trip container a cargo worthy inspection by a certified surveyor must be done to confirming that the shipping container is suitable for the transportation of cargo or even worthy of being on a ship in the sea.
Generally minor scratches, dents and even rust on the exterior or interior will not deemed the container not cargo worthy.
At the same time a small crack, lets say in one of the cross members welding or on one of the corner castings might deemed the container not worthy of cargo.
Wind and Water tight shipping containers are not necessarily cargo worthy. Any damage to the understructure, The doors, The side panels or the main rails will deemed the container not cargo worthy.
The container must be inspected by a certified surveyor first. Damages must be repaired as per the inspector recommendations.
After the repairs have been done. The shipping container must be inspected again to make sure the repairs are up to standards. only then the surveyor can issue the cargo worthy certificate for that container.
If the shipping container failed the surveyor inspection, but it's still wind & water tight. It will be designated as a storage container not a cargo container.
These wind and water tight shipping containers are very desirable for container modifications.
While most of our customers order a one trip or even a new container for the required modifications. a good percentage will order a wind and water tight shipping container as the appearance of the steel container is not really an issue.
At the same time even if the ( WWT ) container outside appearance is not all that good but still a good container. Some wire wheeling and a coat of paint will take care of the appearance.
When a shipping container becomes not worthy of transporting cargo because of age or major damage, in away it start a new life as something much more interesting than just moving cargo.
All around the world non cargo worthy shipping containers are used for building new homes for low income families.
Some really fancy homes with amazing designs all around the world are completely build from non cargo worthy containers.
Several starbucks coffee stores in the US are built completely from non cargo worthy containers.
So the shipping container might not be worthy of transporting cargo, but it's worthy of just about everything else.
Not just age or damage will render the container not worthy of cargo. you can have a brand new or one trip container and just add a simple man door or a rollup door and that will be enough to drop the cargo worthy attribute from the container.
Here is an image of the inside of a one trip 20 foot shipping container with over 40 thousand dollar of container modifications that is not worthy of moving cargo anymore.
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