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The Difference Between Wind & Watertight Containers vs Cargo Worthy Containers

By May 10th, 2019 About Containers No Comments

When shopping for used shipping containers, sometimes the difference in conditions is not as obvious as you would think. On the surface, Wind and Watertight (WWT) and Cargo Worthy (CW) containers are both used and have rust, dents, scratches, etc. Visually, a wind & watertight container can look just like a cargo worthy container.  Here’s a little more information about the specifics of each condition, to help you determine which option works best for you.

Cargo Worthy:

These containers are mainly used for shipping overseas. In order to ship a container overseas, it typically requires an inspection from a marine/maritime surveyor.  The surveyor will ensure that the unit meets the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping.  The owner of the container will be issued a certificate, stating that the unit is seaworthy or Cargo Worthy.  This document is required by the port authority, prior to the unit being loaded on a vessel and shipped. Containers are stacked on a vessel for transport.  They need to maintain certain structural standards, as to not compromise the integrity of the other containers in the stacks. You can expect the containers to range in age from 10-15 years old.

Wind and Watertight:

WWT containers are also guaranteed not to leak or have holes.  However, they might have some patches or repairs, due to some damage that was sustained in shipping.  These containers cannot be shipped overseas, as they do not meet the requirements of the CSC (referenced above).  That does not mean they’re not adequate for general storage purposes. Most folks looking to store items on-site would go with this option.  Your container doesn’t need to be Cargo Worthy if you’re not going to ship it overseas. A WWT container will usually cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed.  They are simply inspected by the yard, to ensure they meet the requirements to be called WWT. These containers will also range in age from 10-15 years old.

Whether you are looking for a no-frills option for storage or coordinating an overseas delivery, our team can help you find the right container for your needs.  Give us a call today at (877) 670-0229 or request an online quote.


Rental Options for Small Spaces

By April 5th, 2019 Creative Uses 1 Comment

At Georgia Storage Containers, we have an array of different size shipping containers for you to choose from. While the larger size containers offer the best bang for your buck, some folks may not have the space available on-site to accommodate a larger container.  

The 10’ and 20’ storage container rentals are ideal for locations with limited space. The 20’ container is one of our most popular rental containers. They take up minimal space but still provide plenty of room for storage. They can be utilized for just about any on-site storage application. If a 20’ container rental is still too much, the 10’ container will surely do the trick. All of the standard containers come with security lock boxes on the double doors.

Easy access modular rentals are also excellent for small scale storage needs. These containers come in 16’ and 20’ sizes and a great for locations with limited space. The main differences between the modular rentals vs standard container rentals are the doors and appearance.  The modular units have roll up doors and smooth sides. The standard rental containers have double cargo doors (that swing open) and corrugated walls. If you are limited in terms of the way your doors swing out for clearance than these rentals are the best solution. All of our rentals can be used for an array of uses from storing household items to larger bulk products. Give Georgia Storage Containers a call at (678) 829-5902 for more information or fill out an online quote.

Renting a Container vs Trailer

By February 22nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments

Shipping containers and trailers have a great deal of uses that can cater to your specific needs. Both options cover all of your short or long terms storage needs.  You will also be provided with a storage container or trailer that is secure and “wind & watertight”. While they are both great rentals options, there are some added benefits to each.


Renting a shipping container is your best option for secure storage in smaller areas. The 10’ and 20’ rental containers are optimal for when there is limited space available. For larger applications there are also 40’, 45’, 48’, & 53’ Rental Containers.

These containers all come standard with an “easy open” door handle and are accessed at the ground level. Ground level access means they very easy to get in and out of quickly.


Rental trailers are an excellent option for storing large quantities of goods. Since they come on wheels they are designed to be accessed at dock level. The 45’ and 48’ rental trailers are perfect for placing directly at loading docks to load by pallet jack or forklift. These trailers are a very economic option for adding extra space to a warehouse for supply storage.

Whether you need to rent a container or trailer, Georgia Storage Containers Inc. has you covered for all of your “on-site” storage needs. Give us a call at (678) 829-5902 or complete and online quote request.

Getting Organized with Containers

By May 15th, 2018 Creative Uses No Comments

It’s that time of year again…Spring cleaning. The time to declutter and get a little more organized. Storage containers are a great option for making the most of your space when rearranging things. Whether you are a business or a resident, renting a container is an affordable yet efficient option.

Renting a container for storage is a quick and fast solution to maximizing your work and living space. Whether it’s a major overhaul or simply cleaning out a garage, renting a container is a no-brainer. No long-term commitments are required.  Rent the container for as long as you need it and then have it picked up when you’re done!

Rental containers come in a variety of sizes from 10’ to 53’ High Cubes. We can help you decide which size container is the perfect fit for your storage needs.  

You can be assured that your container will keep your items safe and secure. All rentals come standard with lockable doors to ensure the security of everything inside. We also have a variety of locks and accessories to keep your mind at ease.

Our easy access modular rentals are especially great for maneuvering into tight areas. They are lighter than the traditional steel containers and are equipped with a roll-up door.   

Georgia Storage Containers has something for all of your container rental needs. We have decades of experience to provide you with the best solution for storage. Give us a call at (678) 829-5902 or fill out an online quote.

Standard Height vs High Cube Containers

By February 14th, 2018 About Containers No Comments

When choosing a container to purchase or rent, there is often an option between a Standard height container or a High Cube (HC) container. At a glance, these containers might look very similar.  However, there are different benefits and uses for each type of container.

Standard Height Container:

At Standard Height container is 8’6”H on the exterior.  This type of container is a staple in the portable storage world. It is safe to assume that most containers are this standard height unless stated otherwise. Standard height containers come in a range of sizes, most commonly 10’, 20’ and 40’ containers.  Standard height containers are the most popular and are suited for just about any storage application.

High Cube (HC) Container:

A High Cube (HC) container is 1’ (a foot) taller than a standard height container.  If you need to stack your product or if your items are a bit taller than normal, the extra foot of vertical space is a great benefit.  These 9’6”H containers are usually found in 20’, 40’, 45’ and 53’ sizes (the 40’ size being the most abundant). If you have the height clearance, high cube containers are definitely an option to consider.

Whatever your storage needs, Georgia Storage Containers can provide the right container size for you.  Call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.  We are happy to assist you in determining exactly which container will suit your needs.

Why are the Doors of My Shipping Container Difficult to Close?

By September 7th, 2017 About Containers No Comments

This article is a bit of a continuation from our post last month. In that post, we focused on the basics of opening/closing the doors of a shipping container. In this post, we will discuss the two main reasons the doors of your shipping container may be difficult to close (after they’ve been opened).

Uneven Surface

When a shipping container is delivered, it’s usually delivered with the doors closed. If the container is dropped on a surface that is uneven, it can create some big-time challenges when opening/closing the doors. While it may be a bit difficult, you can usually get the doors opened. However, it may be virtually impossible to get them closed again.

The reason is because a container can twist or rack when it’s placed on an uneven surface. It is always best to place your shipping container on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible (like concrete, asphalt or gravel). However, if you are unable to drop the container on a hard-packed surface, the container can be placed on the bare ground as well.

When placing a shipping container on a grass/dirt surface, we recommend leveling that area as best as possible. However, sometimes you may not be able to do so. That’s okay. Just keep in mind, that you may need to level the container (by shimming up a corner or two once it’s been dropped).

Before opening the doors of the container, we suggest that you perform a visual inspection of the doors. This is usually a pretty good indicator if the container is not level or “racked”. Focus on the black rubber gasket/seal that runs around the perimeter of each door. That gasket/seal should line up straight across the top. If one side is higher than the other, the container is most likely unlevel. If you try to open the doors now, it may be very difficult to close them again.

To shim up a corner(s) of your shipping container, we recommend using pressure treated lumber. You may only need to shim up a corner(s) an inch or two. It may take some a bit of experimenting, to determine how much you need to shim up your container. Once you’ve added the shims, check the door gasket across the top of the doors. If the gasket is lined up, you’ve probably done a good job leveling the container. At this point, the doors of your shipping container should open/close without a problem.

Uneven Distribution of Product/Items

Once you’ve determined that your shipping container is level, it’s time to start loading it. It’s important to pay attention to how you distribute the load throughout the container. You may not experience any issues going forward (no matter how you load your product/items into the shipping container). However, if you notice that the doors are difficult to open/close after you’ve loaded the container, you may need to check how the product is distributed. Moving some items around may be necessary to alleviate any issues with opening/closing the doors.

If your product/items have been distributed evenly and you are still having trouble with the doors, you may want to check the corners of your container. If the shipping container has been placed on grass/dirt/asphalt, it’s possible that a corner(s) may have started to sink a bit.

This is a common problem as you start to add weight to your container. One or two of the corners may sink down below the level of the surface. If this happens, you’ll just need to shim up those corners until the container is level again. This should make the doors easy to open/close again.

It’s always best to make sure your container is placed on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible. If your shipping container is going on grass/dirt/asphalt, make sure you have some pressure treated lumber on hand. You may need to do some leveling. It’s also best to distribute the product as evenly as possible throughout the container.

These tips will ensure that your shipping container is always level. We hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a container or renting a container, please contact us at (678) 902-9525 or complete an online quote request.

Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

By July 19th, 2017 About Containers No Comments

Whether you are interested in buying or renting a shipping container, you must know the proper way to open & close the doors. It might seem intuitive but there can be a few snags along the way if not performed properly.

It is important to note that the container must be on as level a surface as possible.  If it’s not a level surface, you may be required to shim up a corner(s), to ensure the container is level.  

Once the container is level, proceed with opening the right-hand door first.

(1) Once you release the handle hinges upwards you simply pull the handle up and then rotate them out and towards you or away from you (depending on the container).

(2) This rotates the long silver poles called locking rods that are attached to both handles and the cam keepers.

(3) The cam keepers lock the top and bottom of the door of the container and seal it shut. Rotating the handles will disengage the keepers and break the seal. Once they are unlocked you simply pull the door open and repeat on the opposite side.

It is a pretty simple process that gets easier the more you do it. However, there can be some problems along the way that you might want to double check first.  You always want to check for an uneven surface, rusted door seals, torn or damaged gaskets (rubber seals around the doors), and even distribution of items on the inside.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902.

Summer Storage in Shipping Containers

By February 9th, 2017 Creative Uses No Comments

Winter is here,  now is the time to pack away all your summer items and clear out any clutter. Time to put away the jet skis, wetsuits, surfboards, and swimsuits and whip out the skis, snowboards, snowmobiles, holiday decorations, and warm winter gear. Instead of taking up valuable space, store your items in a shipping container. Whether it be protecting your outdoor equipment from dings and dents of hale, or keeping electronics and important paperwork safe from the harsher cold, we have a container solution for you to protect your most prized possessions. Avoid damage caused by frigid/harsh temperatures and protect your items from unpredictable weather conditions. Since many people store seasonal items, it is important to protect those belongings from being damaged. Georgia Storage Containers’ containers are durable, wind and watertight and rodent free, so you do not have to be concerned with your items being damaged. Since containers are made of Corten steel, their inherent strength will handle the weight of heavy snow. Along with protecting your items from the elements, shipping containers will ensure  the security of your items from theft. Shipping containers are the perfect year round solution for your storage needs. If you are feeling unsure about purchasing a container, we have long-term and short-term rental options available.  

Now that your child is off to college and the nest is empty, it is time to clear out some clutter. Shipping container are a great way to store important items that will not be used on a daily or even monthly basis. Maybe you plan on redesigning your child’s old room, instead of hauling everything to a storage facility, why not just have extra storage at your home! Having a shipping container at your home is convenient because it can be loaded at your own leisurely pace. It will not only save you time but it will also save you money as well.


Shipping containers are perfect for larger outdoor summer equipment such as lawn mowers and motorcycles, as well as winter winter equipment such as snowmobiles, snow blowers, and firewood that you need easy access to. Shipping containers are an affordable solution and can be delivered quickly to your location and relocated if necessary.


Common Uses for Storage During Winter

  • Summer clothing
  • Outdoor machinery such as a lawn mower
  • Summer recreational equipment such as jet skis, surfboards, and wakeboards
  • Motorcycles and ATVs

Storing seasonal items is an easy way to save money and space in your home. Let Georgia Storage Containers help you find the right storage solution for your individual needs. Take advantage of the extra times spent indoors this cold season and tackle larger organizing projects. Time to clear the clutter and ring in the new year with clean and organized space.

New Stadium Construction – Jobsite Storage

By December 20th, 2016 Creative Uses No Comments

The Mercedes-Benz stadium is currently under construction and will be the future home of the Atlanta Falcons. They are confident that the $1.5 billion stadium will open by June 1, 2017. It will be the only stadium in the United States to be LEED certified at the platinum level.


However, there have been many setbacks that have threatened the timetable of the stadium opening on time. The complexity of the steel structure for the roof has caused some problems for the construction team. Pieces of the large, eight-piece retractable roof are continuing to go up with careful mechanization to ensure it opens flawlessly. Not to mention, crews struggled to stay on pace pouring the concrete for the superstructure of the stadium. The main delay is a result of the design process for the steel structure that will support the stadium’s complex retractable roof.

As with many large-scale construction projects, setbacks due to poor weather conditions, changes to the structure, availability of materials, and other unforeseen delays are common occurrences. If your construction team is critically falling behind in a big project, make the job a little easier with shipping containers. Unforeseen delays could put a kink in your timeline. Be prepared and organized to help your team get back on track.


Ensure that your materials and equipment are secure and increase productivity and efficiency at your job site. Keeping your equipment and tools on-site in a container makes those items easily accessible. Georgia Storage Containers offers storage containers in varying sizes, ranging from 10 ft to 53 ft in length. Keep your tools and equipment safe from the elements and thieves. Make sure your site is complying with government regulations for safety, providing an organized and clean environment for workers.

Georgia Storage Containers (through our parent company, Container Technology) also offers mobile offices and can modify a container to meet your needs. Having an office container on-site will promote productivity and save your workers travel time. Instead of traveling to other locations, meetings can be held on-site to maximize efficiency.


On-site Storage Applications:

  • Secure equipment, materials, and tools
  • Store excess inventory
  • Protect items from weather and unwanted guests
  • Stay organized and keep workers safe
  • Maximize efficiency to complete jobs on time
  • Stay on budget
  • Eliminate the need to travel to off-site facilities

  • Contact Georgia Storage Containers today for all your job site and construction storage needs. Give us a call today to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members. Our local Atlanta number is (678) 902-9525. You can also complete an online quote request and one of us will get back to you with the information you requested.

    6 Reasons to have a Container Garage

    By November 16th, 2016 Creative Uses No Comments

    Have you finally dphoto-jan-13-2-40-07-pmecided to pull the trigger and buy that 1966 Mustang or that 1969 Dodge Charger that you’ve had your eye on? Your dreams are finally becoming a reality but where are you going to store your new baby? You want your shiny new toy to be safe, secure, and protected from unpredictable weather conditions. Maybe you need extra space to store your seasonal equipment such as boats, jet skis, bikes, snowmobiles, etc. Or maybe you just need some extra storage space and your garage isn’t cutting it anymore. Time for a container garage. Shipping containers are a great solution because they are affordable, durable, and easy to install, use, and maintain.

    1. Containers can handle the weight. A 20ft shipping container is about the size of a one car garage and can store about 24 tons! They are perfect to store all your seasonal toys like trailers, boats, snowmobiles, and tractors.
    2. Containers are affordable. Shipping containers definitely cost less than building a whole new garage.
    3. Containers are easy to set up. Containers are delivered on a tilt-bed truck to a location of your choosing and ready for use immediately. Make sure to pick a location where the ground is firm/level.
    4. Containers are easy to maintain. There is no real maintenance required.  They are made to withstand the elements.  However, if you are going with a used container, it’s not a bad idea to put a fresh coat of paint on the exterior.  Ask us about our painting services.   
    5. Containers are simple to use. At Georgia Storage Containers, all of our rental storage containers come standard with an “easy open” door handle on the cargo doors. If you would prefer to purchase a container, we can easily install a handle for you.
    6. Containers are safe and secure. At Georgia Storage Containers, we want to make sure your possessions are safe and secure. All of our rental storage containers come with a high-security lock box. They are safe, secure and watertight to ensure that your valuables are protected.  We can also add a lock box on any container you purchase as well.


    At Georgia Storage Containers, Inc., we are proud to offer a wide variety of shipping containers, “easy-access” modular rentals, and storage trailers for rent or purchase. Whatever your needs, we have the perfect solution for you. Our units are available for rent or sale in lengths from 10 ft to 53 ft. Since 1988, we have been a leader in the storage container industry.  We understand the unique storage requirements of our customers and want to help find the right storage solution for you.  If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

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