Steel Storage Containers – Michigan

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Reliable Shipping Container Dealers in the Michigan Area:

Detroit, MI Grand Rapid, MI Warren, MI Sterling Heights, MI Ann Arbor, MI Flint, MI Dearborn, MI


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Buy or Rent Steel Storage Containers in Michigan

Conex Boxes, Inc. is where the people of “The Great Lakes State” trust for finding steel storage containers and save up to 30%. There’s no place in the state that local suppliers can’t deliver. 10′, 16′, 40′ and larger steel shipping containers available from the best suppliers in the area.

Standard Steel Storage Container Sizes (approx)

20′ Container 40′ Container 40′ High Cube
Entry Width 7′ 7′ 7′
Height 7′ 7′ 5.75″ 8′
Exterior Length 19′ 40′ 0.00″ 40′
Width 8′ 8′ 0.00″ 8′
Height 8′ 8′ 6.00″ 9′
Interior Length 18′ 39′ 39′
Width 7′ 7′ 8.59″ 7′
Height 7′ 7′ 8′
Size Cubic Volume 1,169 cu. ft. 2,385 cu. ft. 2,660 cu. ft.
Empty Weight 4,800 lbs. 8,400 lbs. 8,600 lbs.
Load Capacity 61,300 lbs. 57,750 lbs. 58,600 lbs.

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Steel Shipping Container in Michigan?

Pricing varies depending on a number of factors, but in many cases you can rent an 8’ x 40’ storage container for about $149 per month or an 8’ x 20’ conex box for around $129 a month. Typical delivery time is in 2-5 business days if you are within 50 miles of the dealer.

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You might think that shipping containers are only used for…well…shipping cargo or for storing items on a job site or commercial property.

You can buy new or used storage containers, but how much can you expect to pay? We look at the cost associated with buying a used steel storage container in Michigan.

Types of Containers

There are two basic types of containers. Some are used for transporting goods overseas, while the other type is designed for domestic uses.

Standard Container Sizes:

  • 20-ft. length x 8.6-ft. high x 8-ft. wide
  • 40-ft. length x 8.6-ft. high x 8-ft. wide

High Cube Container Sizes:

  • 40-ft. length x 9.6-ft. high x 8-ft. wide
  • 45-ft. length x 9.6-ft. high x 8-ft. wide

You can also find extra-wide containers that are 10-ft. wide.

Domestic shipping containers:

  • 45-ft. length x 9.6-ft. high x 8.6-ft. wide
  • 48-ft. length x 9.6-ft. high x 8.6-ft. wide
  • 53-ft. length x 9.6-ft. high x 8.6-ft. wide

As the name implies, domestic shipping containers are only used within the U.S. They are generally made from either steel or aluminum.

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How Can You Use Storage Containers?

While shipping goods overseas or across the country is one of the main reasons to buy or rent steel storage containers, they do have other uses.

  • Storage space for lawn, farm or other oversized equipment
  • Seasonal storage for retail stores
  • Construction job site offices of storage
  • Document and records storage space
  • Temporary office space during construction or renovation
  • Temporary disaster relief headquarters
  • Onsite storage of extra supplies or goods for a retail store, restaurant or small business

Whatever your needs, we can help you determine the container size for shipping or storing.

Outfitting Storage Containers

You may need more than just a space to store items. You can customize storage containers to fit your specific needs.

Optional features:

  • Refrigeration
  • Lighting
  • Shelves
  • Vents
  • Roll-up or hinged doors
  • Wheels if you need to move the container periodically
  • Ramps for easier loading/unloading
  • Steel, plywood, aluminum or plank flooring

Of course, if you plan to use a container as office space, your needs will be very different. This will require some modifications in order to ensure people will be comfortable in there all day.

What Can You Expect to Pay?

Of course, prices vary pretty widely depending on where you live in Michigan.

  • Average prices range from $1,450 up to $1,950 for a 20-ft. container.
  • A used 40-ft. standard container can range from $1,900 up to $2,250.

You also need to calculate shipping costs. The further away you are from the dealer, the more expensive it will be to transport the container. When you request a quote, you’ll be asked to enter your zip code, which will determine the final cost.

Buying Used Steel Storage Containers in MIchigan

In Michigan, used (or retired) storage containers are no longer considered viable for international transport. However, they are perfectly adequate for other uses. Many are still in great condition.

Here are some general tips to make sure you buy the right used container:

  • Look for loose floorboards
  • Check for rust and dents
  • Ask about any previous repairs or damage
  • Test the doors to be sure they open and close easily
  • Research the seller by checking the Better Business Bureau, social media, and review sites

These are just a few of the things to consider when buying a used container.

 The Value of a Used Container

Used steel storage containers offer great value and can serve as a way to ship goods or store items on your property on a long-term basis.

Conex Boxes is where you can go to purchase shipping containers. We invite you to compare prices, research suppliers, and determine the new or used container that best fits your needs.

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