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When deciding on a container for your storage needs, understanding the differences between One Trip and Ex-Hire containers is crucial. Let’s delve into the specifics to help you make an informed choice.

Side view and 3/4 view of a pristine One Trip container symbolizing freshness and reliability.

Overview of One Trip Containers

One Trip containers are freshly manufactured units that have made a single international journey from the factory (typically in China) to the UK. Despite this journey, they are considered the closest to new containers available. It’s important to note that, although they can’t be labeled as entirely new due to their international trip, One Trip containers boast the closest you can get to brand new.

Potential Issues with One Trip Containers

While One Trip containers are as new as it gets in the UK, they might exhibit minor imperfections from their extensive journey. These can occur when being stacked and moved multiple times around docks and with being loaded and unloaded onto ships. These can include:

  • Minor scratches on internal and external surfaces.
  • Small scuffs on the floor caused by the loading and unloading of heavy goods.
  • Small dents on internal and external walls.

Our commitment to quality ensures that any occasional issues are minimal, and our expert team is ready to address any queries you may have.

3/4 view and internal perspective of a dependable Ex-Hire container symbolizing seasoned reliability.

Overview of Ex-Hire Containers

On the other hand, Ex-Hire containers have served within our hire fleet before being offered for sale. Typically aged between 5-9 years, these containers are wind and waterproof, suitable for non-perishable products and furnishings. Having endured exposure to the elements for a more extended period compared to their One Trip counterparts, Ex-Hire containers may display some visual differences.

Potential Issues with Ex-Hire Containers

Visual differences may include:

  • Scuffs on the floor from the movement of heavy goods.
  • Sun-bleached paint.
  • Dents on internal and external surfaces.

Rest assured, our Ex-Hire containers undergo stringent quality control checks to meet high standards and cater to our customers’ needs.

Interested in an Ex-Hire or One Trip Container?

Should you be considering either an Ex-Hire or One Trip container, our expert team is ready to assist. Feel free to reach out via phone at 02380 332266 or email at

We are committed to providing top-notch solutions for your storage requirements.