All containers are graded as they arrive at Alberta Container Services and are priced to reflect this variance in condition. View PURCHASE page for photos, further grade information and pricing.
A new or "one trip" container has been used once for a single shipment to efficiently relocate the unit from the factory to its destination. Most new containers are manufactured with a lock box.
A container with minimal exterior rust, straight walls with minor denting and true curvature to the roof bows. The doors will open and close with ease. The floor will be in excellent condition.
The container will have exterior denting and may have minor superficial rusting. The walls will be straight and the curvature of the roof bows will probably be true. The doors will open and close with ease. The floor will be in very good condition.
The container will have exterior denting and exterior wall or roof rusting. The walls may be straight and denting will be evident. The roof may have weld patches applied by the shipping company. The roof bows may not be true. The doors may be stiff to open and close. The interior may not be clean. The floor will be in very good condition. Usually just one of these conditions will exist to cause it to be rated "C" grade.
All containers, regardless of grade, will be water and rodent proof. They will provide the same service as a “new” container. It has been our experience the appearance of the container is a significant influencing factor in the purchase of a container. If all the containers were priced the same, the container with the most dents or superficial rust or a large decal will be the last sale of the day. Hence the grading system.
Our grade “A” containers are still some of the most competitively priced containers in the Edmonton area, and we encourage you to stop and pick the unit that will suit your requirements.
If the your container is being placed in the “back 40”, do you need a grade “A” container? If you are concerned with corporate image, then perhaps the grade “A” container is the quality you require.