Shipping Container Prices Minneapolis, MN:
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Please click the button below and enter your postal code below to find the best shipping container prices for your location. We offer ground level delivery within 150-200 miles of each of the cities we service, or customers are welcome to send their own truck to pick-up the container at the intermodal depot at no additional charge.
We offer steel storage container rentals nationwide, starting at $139/mo (3/mo. minimum, month to month thereafter). Delivered in 2-5 business days, our portable storage containers include a secure lockbox.
Even though 99% of our customers never need their warranty, every shipping container we sell is guaranteed with our 3 year structural warranty (please note, warranty does not cover cosmetic condition).
Used shipping containers come in a wide variety of conditions. The most common are One Trip, Cargo Worthy (CWO), and Wind & Water Tight (WWT). There are also "As Is" Containers, which we do not sell because they are usually damaged, and thus cannot be guaranteed. As well as containers repaired to IICL (Institute of International Container Lessors) standards.
While we don't offer IICL containers as an option, we do sometimes sell IICL condition containers. Our experience has been that containers repaired to IICL standards are in excellent structural condition, but don't look cosmetically different than CWO or WWT containers (and, due to dents often being patched/welded instead of simply pounded out, IICL containers can sometimes look less visually appealing than their wind and water tight or cargo worthy counterparts.
Please Note: All used containers will have rust/dents. Make sure to check out the sample photos prior to making your purchase. No matter the grade, every container we sell is guaranteed to be structurally sound, and comes with our one year warranty.
Just a few of the customers who have trusted us with their container needs:
How Do you Buy Shipping Containers in the Twin Cities?
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.
Where to Find Shipping Containers For Sale in Minneapolis, MN
Most container traffic comes to Minneapolis via rail, even though the Twin Cities are situated on the Mississippi. With access to some of the largest ports in the United States along the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence seaway, the Port of Minneapolis is responsible for distributing tons of cargo to the Atlantic Ocean and other major inland ports. The Port of Minneapolis also has access to major railways that deliver cargo to the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast, and Atlantic Coast of Canada. With so many exports coming out of Minnesota, the Twin Cities can be a deficit market for containers, and Minneapolis has very inconsistent container inventory (which can impact used shipping container prices in Minneapolis).
We offer used shipping containers for sale in Minneapolis Minnesota. Customers can either pick their container up at one of the Minneapolis area intermodal depots (most are located in Northeast Minneapolis), or we can deliver within about 150 miles of Minneapolis.
Click below to see the prices of shipping containers in the Great Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
You can find the internal and external shipping container dimensions for every size container we sell on this page. There's also more information about shipping containers, for instance what's listed on intermodal shipping container doors is standardized so that the container can be handled at any port in the world. From the manufacturer information on the CSC plate, to the size & capacity information, to the container identification number, everything is standardized on a shipping container. Furthermore, to ensure the same equipment can safely handle the containers anywhere in the world, shipping containers are held to a very specific set of specifications and dimensions.
How Do Steel Storage Containers Compare 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 a combination of steel, fiberglass, aluminum and plastic, and designed to be moved while loaded. In contrast, our rentals are re-purposed used shipping containers
(all steel construction, with wood floors over steel cross members).Overall, steel shipping containers are a larger and heavy duty alternative to the standard PODS storage containers. PODS now offers a an all-steel 16 ft container.
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, in addition to a 16' all-steel container option. 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.
We need 80' of additional space in order to deliver a 40' shipping container (120' of total space), plus room for the truck to maneuver. Please make sure you've got space for delivery.
There are a few things to consider before you order a container, the most important is to be ready for delivery. We deliver containers on a roll-off trailer, so you won't need a forklift or a crane to unload at delivery, but you'll need to make sure you've got enough space for delivery and that your site is ready for the truck.
How Does Buying a Shipping Container Work?
You Choose Container Specs
Using our shipping container calculator to select the size, condition, and door direction that meet your needs, then 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
Then we source your shipping containers directly from intermodal cargo circulation. We work directly with the largest intermodal container suppliers, so you avoid paying unnecessary middle-men. 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.
Pick-up: 2-3 Business Days
Delivery: 4-7 Business Days
After you order, we'll be in touch within one business day to confirm your order and coordinate the logistics. To ensure everyone's safety, 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.
We work with local haulers that have roll-off trailers to coordinate your delivery. Because of the specialized nature of the equipment needed to offer ground level delivery of a shipping container, the hauler isn't usually able to find a backhaul. Because of that, the driver needs to be able to get out and back within their logbook hours, and this means we're not able to offer delivery beyond 150 miles.
Delivery Cities Include:
Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Hopkins, Mendota, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Navarre, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Burnsville, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Newport, Long Lake, Chanhassen, Savage, Hamel, Minnetonka Beach, Excelsior, Willernie, Saint Paul Park, Spring Park, Lake Elmo, Rosemount, Hugo, Shakopee, Loretto, Cottage Grove, Maple Plain, Mound, Andover, Dayton, Prior Lake, Anoka, Chaska, Victoria, Lakeville, Rogers, Stillwater, Afton, Hanover, Farmington, Saint Bonifacius, Rockford, Bayport, Forest Lake, & more.
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We know what a hassle it can be to call for a shipping container quote, as well as how annoying it can be to fill out a form on what appears to be a conex container rental site and consequently be bombarded with salespeople from third party companies because your information was sold as a lead. Unlike the big guys, we offer shipping containers for sale online with prices posted on our website. Why do we do this when other companies won't? Simple, we know our prices are fair, and well below what you'd see with our large corporate competitors.
Western Container Sales will get you a fair price for a used shipping container sourced directly from global intermodal equipment providers, pulled from their inventories at your nearest intermodal depot. Because the containers were recently moving cargo, we know they won't leak and we guarantee it. Check out our current shipping container prices (please note they do change with inventory levels). We also make renting steel storage containers just as easy, with our online rental order form.