On the lookout for a WWT shipping container for sale? You’ve clicked on the perfect blog post. In this piece, we break down the characteristics of WWT containers and why they’re ideal for storage. Plus, keep reading to learn how to buy the shipping containers you need at prices that suit your budget. 

WWT (wind and watertight) containers are the go-to container condition for storage. They’re free of holes and leaks and will protect your goods from harsh weather. Plus, they’re more affordable than cargo-worthy containers. 

So what’s the catch? Trying to source these containers from reliable suppliers at prices you’re comfortable with can be a real challenge.

Luckily, we’ve got a solution for you. Welcome to Container xChange: an online marketplace with 50,000+ containers available in over 2,500 locations around the world. We work with only vetted and pre-approved partners and you can negotiate the price you want to pay. 

Interested to learn more? Check out our container marketplace right now. Simply select the location and container type you’re after and click ‘search’ to start browsing and comparing offers today.

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20ft WWT shipping containers for sale

Looking to store building materials, machinery or business inventory? Then the WWT dry container is your answer. Dry containers are designed to carry and store dry goods of all kinds and come in three main sizes: 20ft, 40ft and 40ft HC.

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The 20ft dry container is perfect for smaller storage requirements. Its size also makes it a great fit for mobile storage. 

This nifty container may seem lightweight but don’t underestimate it. The 20ft can pack in goods of up to 25,000 kg / 55,126.9 lbs and has a cubic capacity of 33.2 m3 / 1,172 cu ft. 

Get a WWT 20ft container in the US for US $1,500 and in Northern Europe for as low as US $600!

Looking for small dry containers for your storage needs? Find 20ft containers in 2,500+ locations and negotiate directly with sellers to get the best price.

40ft WWT shipping containers for sale

The 40ft dry container is the bigger sibling of the 20ft. It’s double the capacity but you’ll only pay around 30% more for it – now that’s good value for money!

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This container size is suitable for storing large volumes of goods, with a payload capacity of 27,600kg / 61,200 lbs and a cubic capacity of 67,7 cu m / 2,389 cu ft.

If 40ft containers are the value-for-money storage option you’ve been looking for, you’re in luck! Find and compare 40ft shipping container offers in one place to get great deals for your storage needs today.

40ft HC WWT shipping container

The 40ft high cube is the go-to option for storing large volumes of goods as well as over-height machinery and furniture. Why? It’s got the same dimensions as the standard 40ft container but with an extra foot of height. 

So you can fit more inside a high cube without increasing the floor space.  

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Curious about the capacity of this container size? The 40ft high cube has a payload capacity of 28,600kg / 63,052 lbs and a cubic capacity of 76.3m3 / 2,694.5 cu ft. 

Find WWT 40ft HC containers in the US for US $2,348, and in Northern Europe for US $2,685. If you want to get 40ft HC containers at lower prices, check out offers in your location right now.

Need old shipping containers for sale for storage? Look no further than our easy-to-use online marketplace. Want containers for shipping too? No problem! Choose from over 50,000 new and used containers in 2,500+ locations around the globe. Simply click the banner below to start finding and comparing offers.

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What is a Wind and Watertight shipping container?

A shipping container is considered Wind and Water tight (WWT) if no wind or water can enter through the doors and walls. WWT containers are used containers that have likely suffered damages and undergone multiple repairs during their lifetime. 

If you’re looking for WWT shipping containers for sale, expect them to come with some dents, scratches and wear and tear. However, for a container to be classified as WWT, it should be free from all cracks and holes. The floors should also be in good condition, and all door seals and locking bars should work effectively. 

Not sure how to check if a container is WWT? Here’s a quick way to ensure that it is. Stand inside the container with the doors shut. If no light is visible through the walls or doors, that’s your assurance; no wind or water will penetrate either. 

Here’s what you can expect from a WWT container:

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WWT shipping container vs cargo-worthy shipping container: Uses and prices

Now we know what a WWT container is and what to expect when looking for one. But how does it compare to a cargo-worthy container? Let’s dive into the details now.

The term ‘cargo-worthy’ means that a container meets the standards set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and is able to withstand the stresses and strains of shipping cargo. 

To be certified as cargo-worthy, a container must undergo a thorough inspection that includes checking for leaks, damage, and signs of corrosion. All cargo-worthy containers must have a valid and up-to-date CSC plate, which shows that they’ve been certified safe for shipping by a qualified container surveyor

If you’re thinking of buying WWT containers for shipping because they’re cheaper than cargo-worthy containers, think again. WWT containers usually don’t meet the criteria to ship goods safely – they’re often too old and are no longer structurally sound enough. You’ll likely have to shell out more on container repairs than you would simply buying cargo-worthy containers in the first place. 

For shipping, opt for cargo-worthy containers right off the bat – they’re certified already – no costly maintenance required. 

For storage, on the other hand, WWT containers are the most cost-effective and practical option. They’re some of the cheapest containers on the market, whilst still being in a good enough condition to keep goods completely safe and protected. So why spurge on cargo-worthy containers for storing goods when WWT containers are more than sufficient?

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Here are some examples of how much you can save opting for WWT containers over cargo-worthy containers for all of your storage needs.

As we saw earlier, you can get a 20ft WWT container for as little as US $600 in Northern Europe. For a cargo-worthy 20ft container on the other hand, you’re looking at about US $1,489. That’s a savings of US $869 per container if you opt for WWT equipment! Need we say more?

And for a WWT 40ft HC container in the US, you’re looking at US $2,038, whereas for a cargo-worthy high cube, you’ll have to shell out US $2,441. Here you’re saving US $403 per container. Just think about how much you’d save if you bought 15 containers…

How to buy WWT shipping containers in 4 easy steps

After these informative insights, we hope you’re ready to find WWT containers for your storage needs at the best prices. Let’s walk you through the easy steps to getting containers on Container xChange now.

1. Decide on your criteria

It’s important to have your criteria in mind before you jump onto our trading platform and start browsing containers. Here are some of the things you’ll need to figure out in advance: 

  • The price you’re willing to shell out
  • The location you want to buy containers in
  • The container size you need for storage
  • The container condition – which in this case is WWT

2. Browse offers on xChange

Once you’ve finalized your criteria, it’s time to start browsing available offers. Type your requirements into the public search and in seconds you’ll see available offers that fit your requirements. You can now compare the prices of multiple containers at the same time in order to shortlist the best options for your needs and budget.

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3. Finalize your deal

You’ve browsed and compared offers and you’ve found one that suits you – great!  Then it’s time to connect directly with the supplier to settle all of the finer details. You can also negotiate the price here to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re shelling out. 

What’s more, you can even request photos to check out the condition of the containers you want to buy, or get a container surveyor to inspect them before sealing the deal.

4. Make secure payments

So you’ve found the containers you want, negotiated the price, and finalized the deal. Congratulations! Now all that’s left to do is pay. Make all payments directly on the platform using the xChange Wallet. Rest assured, it’s 100% safe and secure.

WWT shipping containers for sale at the best price on Container xChange

If you want to start buying WWT containers quickly and efficiently at the best prices, you’re almost there. Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll get when signing up as a member on our platform:

  • 0% commission and negotiable prices
  • 50,000+ containers available in over 2,500 locations worldwide
  • 1,500+ vetted and pre-approved partners to work with

Ready to get started on the Container xChange platform today? Then click below to sign up for a free demo of our easy-to-use trading and leasing marketplace right now. 

You’ll get a personalized tour from one of our experts, and a chance to ask any burning questions you may have. Buying WWT shipping containers from reputable dealers at prices that suit you has never been easier.

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WWT shipping container for sale: Common FAQs

What’s the difference between a cargo-worthy and WWT shipping container?

Cargo-worthy containers meet the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) standards, meaning they’re certified safe to transport cargo. WWT containers on the other hand are sealed and won’t let wind or water in, but generally don’t meet the criteria for shipping cargo. They’re best suited for storage.

What does WWT mean for a shipping container?

WWT stands for ‘wind and watertight’. These containers are free from holes or cracks, and will not allow any wind or water inside, protecting goods from rain, wind and moisture. WWT containers are old shipping containers which can be used for storage purposes.

What is a waterproof shipping container?

A waterproof container is a container that’s wind and water tight (WWT) and doesn’t let any wind or rain inside. This ensures that goods are protected during both storage and shipping.