Alpine Portable Storage

How We Pick 'Em

Container Conditions

Quality Standards

Below you can find the standards we hold highly when we are buying containers from our suppliers. We make sure that anything we are renting or selling to our customers meets the following quality standards in order. Quality products are a foundation of our business and we pride ourselves on selecting the finest containers for our customers. If you have any further questions or need any additional information on our containers please feel free to reach out. We are always here and happy to answer any questions you might have. We want our customers to feel as confident in this process as we do.


One-trip containers are the newest containers available on the market. Less than a year old, they make only one trip over from the factory before being sold to you. They are brand new from the factory with one single paint coat and no unattractive shipping line decals on the exterior. While they make have a ding or two from making the trip here, one-trip containers have a long life ahead of them. Every one-trip container is guaranteed to be cargo-worthy and wind and watertight. See below for “cargo-worthy & wind and water tight” definitions.


While every storage container was used to carry cargo at one time or another, not every shipping container available for rent or purchase is automatically deemed to be cargo-worthy. In order to receive a portable storage container that is designated as cargo-worthy a container must be surveyed or certified by a licensed surveyor. The cargo-worthy inspection criteria is based on the condition of the doors, floor, walls and ceiling as well as the container's structural integrity. Selecting a cargo-worthy container that has been certified as cargo worthy ensures that you will receive a container that is in good condition, structurally sound and able to be shipped if needed.

Wind and WaterTight- as is

A wind and watertight container is a used shipping container (retired from active shipping service after approx. 10 years) that is guaranteed to be wind and watertight. They are free from any holes or other damage that would allow weather to affect the contents of the container. These storage containers are available in a range of colors and conditions. They often have some dents and surface rust left over from the shipping process but as mentioned before, not enough to jeopardize the containers integrity. While not as aesthetically pleasing as other options, wind and watertight shipping containers provide an ideal mix of economy and function. This is the lowest grade of containers therefore we try our best to avoid them so we don’t rent or sell anything to our customers that are sub-par.