You Choose Container Specs
Select the size, condition, and door direction that meet your needs, add your selections to the cart and checkout in our secure payment portal. Make sure to check out the sample photos before you buy. Your container is guaranteed not to leak, and comes with a 30-day money back guarantee (less trucking costs). Every container we sell is also backed by our one year warranty.
We Source Your Shipping Container
We source containers directly from intermodal cargo circulation, so they're guaranteed not to leak. After your order is placed, you'll receive a confirmation email. You then get the next container off the stack that meets your criteria. We guarantee the doors, floors and roof (but not the cosmetic condition). Color cannot be selected, except where specified.
Pick-up: 2-3 Business Days
Delivery: 4-7 Business Days
We'll be in touch within one business day to confirm your order and coordinate the logistics. Only customers with the proper equipment should select intermodal depot pick-up (please allow 2-3 business days for release information). Delivery is optional and calculated at checkout by zip code. Contact us with any questions, we're always happy to help.
Los Angeles, CA Area Shipping Container Prices:
Please contact us for volume discounts.
As Low As $77.75/mo.*
Things to Know Before You Buy:
How Do you Buy Shipping Containers in Los Angeles?
Not sure how the process works...? Watch this video to better understand where the shipping containers come from. And be sure to check out the sample photos before you buy.
What Makes Western Container Sales Different?
We're one of the largest buyers of used shipping containers in North America. We work directly with some of the largest intermodal companies in the world to help ensure you can buy quality shipping containers, and you'll leverage our buying power. We also believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing to our customers.
SAFE HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS
A sticker or plate to identify such things as High Cube containers, hazardous cargo, or other such labels. High Cube containers will also have yellow decals at the top of the frame on each end, to make the extended height more noticable.
The Convention for Safe Containers (CSC) Plate includes information on the date and location of manufacture, as well as other specifications. Learn more about the Convention for Safe Containers on the International Maritime Organization's website.
LOCKING RODS & HANDLES
Metal rods, bolted to the exterior of the container door and frame, that seal the door tightly when twisted closed and clasped. A broken or bent locking rod can mean that a door won't seal properly. We guarantee doors will seal on every container we sell.
CONTAINER ID NUMBER
Each container has a unique ID, with the first three letters representing the owner (registered with the Bureau International des Containers "BIC"), followed by a "U" and then six more digits. The 7th number is a "check digit" used by calculating the value of each letter and number in the ID. Check your check digit with BIC.
SIZE & CAPACITY SPECS
To ensure safe handling, and stacking on ships, containers should not be loaded heavier than the weight specifications listed on the door and CSC plate. Please note, however, that local shipping weight regulations may be much lower than the maximum payload of the container.
Each of the cargo doors is fully surrounded by a rubber gasket. The gasket allows the steel doors to be shut tightly to prevent both weather getting into the the container and cargo from spilling out if the freight shifts or pallets fail during transport. Good gaskets are essential to a container being wind/water tight.
Compare Western Container Sales to PODS:
The largest nationwide portable storage company is PODS (Portable On Demand Storage). While both PODS and Western Container Sales offer nationwide portable storage rentals, there are some key differences... Primarily that PODS' containers are smaller, lighter units that are made from fiberglass, aluminum and plastic, and designed to be moved while loaded. Western Container Sales rentals are all steel construction (with wood floors over steel cross members).
While Western Container Sales offers steel storage containers in sizes up to 40' in length, PODS offers smaller, 8', 12' and 16' storage units with aluminum and plastic exteriors. Steel shipping containers are difficult to load/unload without the heavy equipment found at ports and depots, but PODS units are small enough to be easily managed with light duty lifts.
Western Container Sales does not move loaded units, so if you need your container moved after it's loaded PODS or similar companies might be a better option. However, if you need storage at your location we offer larger, all steel containers. Our cost per square foot is almost always lower, as well.