New containers, also called “One Trip” or “Once Used,” are shipping containers that have been sent directly from their manufacturers overseas with only one load of cargo stored in them during their initial journey. Not having endured multiple trips with various loads, they are in excellent condition, and are completely suitable for storage, especially where appearance is important. The term “ex-factory” refers to the cost of goods from the seller’s factory or location. Fees accrued by the transport from the seller to the buyer must be addressed by the buyer.
Used containers are also in very good, strong and viable condition, but may feature minor cosmetic irregularities due to wear and tear acquired from more frequent use. As a result, they generally cost less than new / one trippers or ex-factory units. However, in no way is the actual performance of a used container compromised.