Using Shipping Containers for Storage
Most shipping containers are suitable for storage – the exceptions being open-tops and other specialist containers, their construction is guaranteed to meet CSC shipping requirements, so they will definitely be strong enough for storage.
Not all storage containers are suitable for shipping – containers built only for storage are typically constructed in a different way to shipping containers, although both are constructed from steel – storage containers will typically use lower grade steel.
In addition, storage containers are often manufactured in different sizes, and without corner posts – so they cannot be easily loaded or stacked on container ships. Most importantly they do not meet CSC certification standards – which is a must for shipping.