If faced with the need to acquire a shipping container for your personal or business use, you may be wondering what’s best: one-way shipping container or used? In many instances buying new or one-way, is a better decision. If you have the budget and it matchs your these needs then one-way shipping containers are the best option.
Buying a shipping container may involve a bigger investment at the start, but this cost only at the time of purchase.
If you hire a shipping container, monthly payments are required, this may be lower, but overtime the cost add up. Purchasing saves you from having to bother with repeated rental payments.
If you need to hire a shipping container for more than 2 years, you should buy it outright instead as it becomes the better commercial decision.
Enduring value of one-way shipping containers
With a shipping container hire, there is no residual value that remains. At the end of the lease container agreement, you have to return the shipping container to our depot and end rental payments, If you bought the shipping container, you could sell it at the residual value. Because of construction, shipping containers can maintain their value even a decade after the initial purchase, with some also having a lifespan of 30 years.