To rent or to buy a container?

Containers are great for freight forwarding: they are easily maintained, perfectly suitable to transport goods and even storage them. However, most of the people are not familiar with containers on the daily basis and often the issue occurs: to buy or to rent it. If you recognize yourself in this question, this blog post is for you. Today we will talk about the key benefits of each option; also, which one is more suitable in different situations.

Renting a container

We recommend to rent a container, because:

It is more practical. Maybe you will use a container for just a few times or during the season, and possibly, you will need containers with different dimensions. In this case, the rent of containers will give you more freedom to choose what now you need the most. By the way, it is useful to rent when you want to buy a container, because before the investment it is always useful to test an item.

You do not need to think about maintenance. When you are renting a container, you do not need to think about its maintenance, repair and other things  that worry the owners. You can always rent a new container, which will be without defects and you will have no worries that it can quickly frazzle.


Buying a container

We recommend to buy a container, because:

This is a great investment, especially when you are often transporting many goods. You will save time because you will not have to search for the companies, which rent containers. You can also customize a container for your needs (e.g., you need only certain dimensions). Moreover, if you decide, that you do not need your container anymore, you can easily sell it, because often companies that sell containers also buy them.

It is convenient. It is very useful and convenient to have your own container. First, you do not need think if you will find a necessary container in a rental company. Second, you do not need to worry about whether it will be suitable to the extreme conditions of transportation, because sometimes rental companies do not compensate money, if their container was poorly adapted for natural disasters and because of that your goods were damaged. Having your own container, you can be assured that you are using a secure item by which the goods will be safely shipped to the right place.

We hope that these insights will help you decide whether you would rather rent or buy a container. If you still have questions, please contact a professional who will give you more information.