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What is the difference between Cargo Worthy (CWO), Wind & Water Tight (WWT) and As-is containers?

Every supplier will have different definitions of the above phrases. It’s important to CARU that we are as transparent as possible so our customers know the product they are purchasing.

Every supplier will have different definitions of the above phrases. it’s important to CARU that we are transparent as possible so our customers know the product they are purchasing.

  1. A WWT container, is just that – Wind & water tight. Good seals on the doors and no light or water can get in. These will have some rust, dings and dents - a container with some soul! But prefect for domestic storage purposes. Our WWT containers are on average 12-14 years old and the majority of what we sell.

  2. A CWO container will structurally pass a marine surveyor inspection and can be stacked on a cargo vessel and exported. Our CWO containers esthetically look the same as our WWT containers. If you need a container for export, please let us know in the quoting stage so we can make the proper arrangements.

  3. As-Is containers are used containers with damages. Majority of the time the damages are extensive and they are sold highly discounted. We normally know exactly what the damages are (which sets us apart from other suppliers!) and can explain them to you.