*** Latest Company Update ***
In March, Alberta Container Services officially became a part of Container King. Many of you, our loyal customers, are used to the personal service that Terry and Tanis have provided over the years, and that should be largely unimpacted by this change. If anything, we hope your continuing business relationship with us is positively impacted by this change of ownership.
Tanis will continue to facilitate orders and billing not only for customers of Alberta Container Services, but she will also assume that responsibility for Container King’s existing customers as well.
Terry will also stay on board for the foreseeable future to make sure that our joined company continues to meet your storage needs and expectations.
In addition to those familiar faces, you can count on the Container King staff to provide you with the highest quality of service and products available. The new Regional Vice President, Chris Markey, has spent most of his carreer in the container industry and we are looking forward to providing our customers with the benefit of those years of knowledge and expertise.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this transition.
Alberta Containers has been selling and renting storage containers since 1999. We operate in Edmonton, Alberta on 1.5 acres located in the northwest part of the city.
The yard is conveniently located 1 block north of the Yellow Head trail, a major truck route in Edmonton, Alberta. Ideally, we strive to keep 100 - 125 containers in our inventory. The inventory consists of primarily 20' and 40' new and used storage containers. We also carry new 8', 10' and 48' domestic containers. Our extensive network of suppliers allows us to purchase custom containers such as reefers, open top containers or high cube containers.
Marine cargo container is the most accurate descriptive name for the containers. However, they are often referred to as sea-cans, c-cans, big steel boxes, shipping containers, cans or storage containers.
A used container will enter the sales market under different circumstances depending on the policy of the shipping or leasing company. Some companies sell their containers to a container broker upon expiry of the 5-year certification plate. Some companies have a policy of depreciating the container value for 10 or 12 years and then selling them. In some cases, the cost of storing empty containers becomes a financial burden so they are sold to a container broker such as Alberta Containers.
The sale of new containers has grown in the last 5 years. A leasing or shipping line will purchase a large quantity of containers from the Chinese factories at a preferred rate. They will receive payment for use of the container to move goods to North America. After arrival, and when the container is emptied, they will add value to the container and sell it to a container broker. This precludes the need to store the container as it waits for a scarce return load back to China or elsewhere.