The containers at ABC Container Hire & sales are split into 10 separate categories for grading, with 10 being the best and 1 being the worst. Click on a section in the table below to navigate to the relevant page section and find out more about each grade.
|ABC Rank||Condition||Typical Age|
|10||New Build - Premium||0 - 3 years|
|9||New Build - Standard|
|8||New Build - Economy|
|7||Older Build - Premium||3 - 10 years|
|6||Older Build - Standard|
|5||Used - Premium||10+ years|
|4||Used - Standard|
|3||Used - Economy|
|2||Used - Budget|
|1||Used - As Is|
These containers are typically less than 3 years old and are in the best condition you can get a container in, however this quality generally comes at a higher cost than the lower grade containers. These containers are recommended if you need something that looks good and you need it to last a particularly long time.
Grade 10 containers are as good as they come. These are so new, you can almost see your reflection in the shine on the paint.
Grade 9 containers are the second best containers we supply. They may have minor visual problems, but are still essentially the same as a grade 10.
Grade 8 containers are perfect for people who want a great looking container but don't want to pay top dollar. These containers come with a couple bumps here and there but are essentially the same as a grade 9 or 10
Older build containers usually come from our ex-hire fleet. These containers are in relatively good condition, are wind and water tight. If you give them a hose down and some paint, they can look almost as good as our new builds, for a lower cost.
Grade 7 containers are the top of the range when it comes to older builds. These containers are good for people who just need a box to store furniture or transport goods, but don't care as much about shiny paint.
Grade 6 containers are in relatively good condition. These are the lower end of our older builds, however are still a great option if you're looking for a container to store or transport goods.
Used shipping containers are second hand containers. These containers may have been used by shipping lines or businesses and can come with distinct odours, worn paint, rust, bad floors, dents and scuffs.
These containers are the best you can get of our used containers. They have some problems, but are still a great option, especially for the budget conscious shopper.
Grade 4 containers are awesome for people shopping on a budget who still want to have their furniture and goods safe from the elements.
Grade 3 containers are in pretty bad shape. They have been used a lot before and you can tell. They are still a good option for garden sheds or transporting goods, as long as you don't care what they look like.
These containers are in very bad condition. Don't use these if you want to guarantee that your goods are safe from the elements.
These containers are in very bad condition. They may or may not keep your goods safe from the elements. These are the worst of the worst, however that is also reflected in price, so they may be the perfect option, depending on your individual needs.