Cold Storage Refrigerated Shipping Containers for Sale | Used Frozen Cargo (2023)

Purchase cold storage refrigeratedcontainers for extreme conditions.

Conexwest providesreliable, best in class cold storage and freezer containers to corporations, farmers, governments, and medical institutions, such as:

  • Seafood and meat processing.
  • AID, Government and Military.
  • Chemical and petrochemical.
  • Freight forwarders.
  • Offshore industry, gas & oil companies.
  • Pharmaceutical& medical institutions
  • and more

We offerGSM Communication forremote data transfer and system troubleshooting and Global System integrationfor Mobile Communications.All containers includean evaporator fan designed for high pressure temperature drops.

Anatomy of a Cold Storage Refrigerated Container.
A cold storage refrigerated shipping container is designed to withstand extreme conditions while also maintaining stable temperatures inside, so they require specially designed parts to function correctly.
For instance, the walls of a refrigerated container are made of sandwiched stainless steel sheeting, with an added foam insulation in the middle, as well as aluminum sheeting.
This insulation can be very useful when you need your container to be well-protected against weather conditions outside.
The steel is usually smooth, unlike in many other types of containers, providing a different look which could be a benefit in some situations.
As you can imagine, the multiple sheets of steel, as well as the insulation, make for thicker walls, but at Conexwest, we have the technology to safely and effectively cut through the walls and create windows and doors according to your needs.
In cold storage refrigerated shipping containers, the walls can also be used for installing electrical outlets and plumbing fixtures. By removing the insulation in selected areas, we can customize the electricity and plumbing to suit various needs.
These types of refrigerated or freezer shipping containers usually contain aluminum floors which can not only withstand heavy-duty traffic but are also easy to customize.
Another distinguishing feature of frozen shipping containers is that they always have refrigeration equipment that can control the temperature inside and offer ranges anywhere from -60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the specific type of reefer container you end up choosing.
This advanced temperature control system is the main difference between a refrigerated cargo container and a regular one, which can be incredibly useful in some situations.

Whether you’re a restaurant that needs additional storage for refrigerated or frozen goods, a food bank, or someone who just needs to store materials in a stable environment, these types of refrigerated cargo containers can be an excellent option.
As we’ve already discussed, they are a bit more advanced than regular containers since they need to provide insulation and temperature control functionality. This is simply not necessary in a regular shipping containers.
When converting a container to your needs, having these additional features can be a huge benefit, especially if you entrust an experienced company like Conexwest to do the customization.

Conexwest’s options.
At Conexwest, we have a solid selection of shipping containers for sale that can help you find the right cold storage refrigerated shipping container for your needs.
Our containers vary in size, as well as in the temperatures that they can sustain, and all of them can be further customized to fit your requirements.
The two standard sizes of containers are 40 ft and 20 ft, and we can help you figure out which length suits your needs better.
Also, depending on your budget, we have a selection of new, refurbished, and used cold storage refrigerated shipping containers for sale, all of which have their own benefits.
Finally, our refrigerated containers can offer stable temperatures anywhere from -20 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you want to learn more about the specific models that we have available, each of our refrigerated containers has extensive manuals on our website. You can check them out here:

  • 20' Single Phase Cold Storage Container
  • 20’ Refrigerated Container
  • 40’ Refrigerated Container

These pages contain all the essential information about our cold storage refrigerated shipping containers for sale, and if you’d like any additional information, you can always reach out to us via phone or our online form. We’ll answer any questions you might have.

Colder Options: Freezer Containers.
Sometimes, a simple refrigerated container just doesn’t cut it.
When you need to flash freeze fish such as yellowfin tuna or other high-value seafood or meat, you need a container that can maintain extremely cold temperatures for extended periods.
That’s where the freezer blaster containers can be so valuable.
They can offer stable blast freeze temperatures of up to -76 Fahrenheit and can help you ensure that your products remain just as fresh as when you place them in the container.
If you need added security, we also offer the redundant freezer container, which can not only provide temperatures ranging from +50 to -65 Celsius but also has a dual freezer system which ensures that even if one of the freezers would fail, the other could serve as a backup.
These types of freezers can be incredibly useful when dealing with delicate cargo in pharmaceuticals or agriculture.
The vast temperature ranges, added security, and blast-freeze functionality make these types of containers an excellent choice in certain situations when a typical refrigerated freezer just won’t cut it.
And at Conexwest, we have both blaster freezer and redundant frozen container options that you can check out on our site together with detailed manuals about their use:

  • 40’ Blast Freezer Container -60°C
  • 40’ Dual Redundant Deep Freezer Container

Just as with our refrigerated containers, we are happy to provide you with additional information or guidance about which choice would suit your needs best, so feel free to reach out with any questions.

Fabrication services.
Conexwest is a one-stop-shop for not only the largest selection of cold storage containers but also for a comprehensive selection of fabrication services. Refrigerated containers are built to withstand the harsh conditions of ocean shipping, making them suitable for every environment. Customize and enhanceyour cold storage, refrigerated container or freezerby addingwindows,vents, partitions, shelving systems, and customized paint.

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We design for a large range of cold storage applications and can offer suggestions and examples frompast projectsthat are just right for you. Extensive modificationscan transform your cold storage or refrigerated container into a company branded ice box or restaurant by the sea.

Conexwestprovides a secure chain of custody to ensure that your modification project is done correctly and promptly. The process is simple and quick so you can immediately put your cold storage container to use.

Reliable service.
Conexwest hasdedicated fabrication shops across the countryto ensure topquality production for years of use. We staff full-time,highly-skilled technicians and craftsmen. Our teamreceivescontinual training all year roundon the latest shipping container trends and technology. If you can imagine it, we can build itbetter.

We believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing to our customers. To receive a custom freezer fabrication quote or cold storage container, submit your details through ourweb form.

Container conditions.
Conexwest offers new user or refurbished refrigerated containers. Each cold storage container is tested to match quality standards.

NEW "One Trip" refrigerated containersare shipped from Asia with a single container cargo load. These containers arereferred to as “new” or in “like new” condition. Once the container reaches its destination they are often available for sale.These containers are an excellent choice because they have not spent time deteriorating on the ocean or in a container depot / terminals.One trip containers are ideal if appearance, longevity, and reliability are toppriorities. As an option, we offer used cargo worthy refrigerated containers.

USED "Cargo Worthy" refrigerated containers are most common in cold storage market. These refrigerated containers are usually ten to fifteen years old. However they all pass ten stage pre trip inspection. Conexwest does make sure that all used refrigerated containers match cargo worthy quality standards.

REFURBISHED refrigerated containers are used cold storage containers with new paint and primer. We clean all (if any) rust spots, apply twocoats of primer and twocoats of fresh white color water based paint. The container looks fresh, while the machinery and all the electrical componentspass a ten stage pre trip inspection to last you several trouble-free years of service.

Conexwest warranty.
Each refrigerated container cold storage is durable, secure, and weatherproof. The warranty coverage period for newISO cold storage refrigerated shipping containers is 5years on machinery and 10 years on the shell from the date of purchase from manufacturer. Containerleakproof guarantee included.


During the warranty period, Conexwest will repair,using new or refurbished replacement parts, or replace refrigerated container or parts of a refrigerated container at no charge.The refrigerated container must provedefective because of improper material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.

Each used cold storage refrigerated container comes with 30 days of warranty on machinery and 5 years of leakproof guarantee on the shell itself.


Delivery services.
Conexwest transforms a basic service into a customer experience with on-demand cold storage containerdeliveryservices for customers. We need to know things like door direction, site contact, and that you have enough space for the truck to safely deliver the container.

Customers have scheduleddeliveries to ensure consistency. At Conexwest, we have a dedicated team who helps our customers to plan better and operate smarter. Emergency transportation services are available.Reduce your overall logistics costs and request our 3 - 7day truck and trailer delivery move.

We believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing to our customers. To receive a delivery quote, submit your delivery zip code andfreezer container details through ourweb form.

For all deliveries, our dispatcher will call the site contact 24 hours in advanceto confirm the 2-hour delivery window.The day of delivery, the truck driver will be call the site contact with a 30-minute delivery window.apply to all deliveries.

Contact us.
Have questions about your storage system? Please phoneus about your container purchase at (503) 470-5875 or email us at[emailprotected]. We want your business. Let us compete with other quotes.

Would you like an all-inclusiveprice quote?Submit your freezer container details through ourweb form.

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Locations near you.
Conexwest delivers a complete inventory of cold storage refrigerated containers and for sale near you. Use our interactive mapto discover shipping containers for sale near you. Our exhaustive network and diverse geographic advantages securecost-effective cold storage refrigerated containers, high-quality service, and directdelivery in your area.

Customer satisfaction and product consistency are our top priorities.Want to learn more about buying cold storage refrigerated containers? Read our blog for the latest trends, knowledge, cool projects, and more, here.

Some of our recent customers.


How much does a reefer container cost? ›

A reefer is the ideal container type for all your temperature-sensitive goods such as dairy, medicines, meat and fruits, and seafood. The average price of a used reefer on sale is US $1,267. New reefer can cost you US $7,135. There are four common sizes of reefer popular for sales – 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC and 45ft HC.

What is a refrigerated container used for? ›

A refrigerated container or reefer is an intermodal container (shipping container) used in intermodal freight transport that is capable of refrigeration for the transportation of temperature-sensitive, perishable cargo such as fruits, vegetables, meat, and other similar items.

How much does a 20 foot container cost? ›

If you're looking for a 20ft reefer container, you can get one at US $12,835. The 40ft alternative costs an average of US $18,819. A typical 20ft open top container costs US $4,013. Note: The container prices here are based on thousands of transactions on the xChange trading platform in 2022.

How much does it cost to buy a 40 foot shipping container? ›

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a 40-Foot Shipping Container? A standard 40-foot shipping container, with dimensions 40' x 8' x 8.5', costs anywhere from $2,600 to $3,300. If you are looking for a high-cube or untraditional size container, you can expect to pay 20-30% more than the standard pricing.

Can I buy a small shipping container? ›

Smaller sized containers are also available as high cube containers. The difference between dry van and high cube containers is that high cube containers are taller with a standard height of 9 ft 6 inches. Smaller sized shipping containers are ideal containers for businesses focussed on storage solutions.

How much does a 40 foot reefer container cost? ›

A used 20' refrigerated storage container has an average cost between $3,900 and $4,400. A new 40' refrigerated storage container has an average cost between $10,000 and $12,000. A used 40' refrigerated storage container has an average cost between $4,600 and $6,300.

How much electricity does a reefer container use? ›

Power consumption is in the range 5.8 kW – 11 kW dependent upon container size, ambient temperature, temperature settings, stowage plans etc. Normal reefer plugs, as fitted to sea going containers, have four pins and not five pins as is common with some land based equipment.

How much do insulated shipping containers cost? ›

Used shipping container prices vary and are usually in the range of $1500-$5000. New or one trip shipping containers are usually more expensive and are usually in the range of $3000-$5000.

What is the most most common problem in refrigerated shipping containers? ›

Most common Problem in refrigerated shipping containers – Leakage.

What is a refrigerated container called? ›

Refrigerated containers, also called reefer containers, are used for goods that need to be temperature controlled during shipping.

What are refrigerated shipping containers made of? ›

Most shipping containers are made from maritime-grade corten steel, also known as 'weathering steel'. Corten steel is an alloy: it is a combination of steel and other metals. It might seem counterintuitive at first, but corten steel is made to react to water and air.

How much does it cost to move a 20 foot shipping container? ›

A 20-foot container can weigh as much as 5,000 pounds.

It should cost you between $500 – $1,000 depending on your location, but that's better than destroying your car or truck trying to move it yourself. You'll also avoid tearing up your yard if you hire someone to move it for you.

How do you transport a 20 foot shipping container? ›

Shipping containers that are 20-feet long or shorter should be lifted with a forklift that has 6-foot tines and is able to hold the weight of the container. Keep in mind that standard warehouse forklifts should never lift a shipping container.

Will a full size truck fit in a shipping container? ›

You can ship one or more cars – trucks in a forty foot container. The car – trucks should be secured by strapping. The container company can supply you with and install the restraints needed to ensure safe shipping. With proper configuration you can ship a car or truck regionally, nationally or locally with ease.

Do you need planning permission to put a container on your land? ›

Shipping containers are classified as temporary structures and so you do not normally need planning permission. However, it's always a good idea to check with your local authority as we can't guarantee that you won't need planning permission for a shipping container.

Will shipping containers come down in price? ›

Container Costs Plummet

The bill passed through Congress on June 13, 2022, putting an end to empty shippers while driving the extremely high cost of containers down. “From China to the U.S. West Coast, if we compare the beginning of January 2022 to now, the container cost rate has come down 63 percent,” says Brazil.

How much does it cost to ship a 40ft container from China to USA? ›

Container shipping rates from China to USA
Port of loading:Container size:Shipping price:
Ship a container from China to Providence40FT Containerfrom: $10500
Ship a container from China to Seattle40FT Containerfrom: $8800
Ship a container from China to Chicago40FT Containerfrom: $12800
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What is the smallest shipping container you can purchase? ›

Small size shipping containers are typically 6', 8' or 10' but can be built to custom specs as required.

What's the smallest shipping container I can buy? ›

The 8ft container is the smallest container available and is a great storage/freight solution for smaller goods.

How much is a small cargo container? ›

In 2022, a new storage container may cost anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000. On the even lower end, small pre-owned units run for as little as $1,000.

How thick is a reefer container wall? ›

Walls of Refrigerated Shipping Containers

This sandwich is typically made of stainless steel panels on both the interior and exterior with a thickness of 0.8 to 1.2mm.

How much does a 40ft reefer container weight? ›

40' reefer container
Tare weightPayload capacityInternal length
4,800 kg27,700 kg11.56 m
10,584 lbs61,078.5 lbs37.9 ft

What are the dimensions of a refrigerated shipping container? ›

Overall Dimensions approximately 40′ x 8′ x 9′-6″

SeaCube refrigerated containers are of robust steel construction and come in industry standard sizes for maximum global intermodal transportation compatibility.

How do you power a reefer container? ›

Connect your refrigerated container to a 32amp, 415v power outlet, then tighten the locking ring. A 20amp outlet may not be suitable under extreme conditions, and is not recommended. Your refrigerated shipping container will use approximately 18 amps on start up and continue to use 8 amps while running.

What power supply do I need to run a conventional reefer container? ›

The reefer unit requires a three phase electrical system with a supply voltage of 440/460 volt. Some units are available with three phase 208/230 volt transformers. Units are available to run on 50 or 60 Hz.

What is a reefer cable? ›

Reefer Extension Cables use 4 Pin plug and sockets, they are designed for use with refridgerated shipping containers. Earth pin at 3h. Power cables can be quickly manufactured to your specification. Cable sizes: We recommend using 6mm for 32A 3 phase use, larger cables when lengths over 50m are required.

What is the cheapest way to insulate a shipping container? ›

Using Styrofoam as the insulating material doesn't require any build-out of stud walls to secure the panels (as batt insulation does). The panels are glued directly onto the walls of the shipping container or mounted on bars that are flush with the walls, making it the most economical insulation method.

How much does a 40 foot insulated shipping container cost? ›

One trip 40' containers, which are like new, can cost anywhere from $4,500 to $7,900, depending on availability.

How do you stop condensation in a shipping container? ›

How to stop shipping container condensation
  1. Use the right storage containers.
  2. Use a dehumidifier.
  3. Use desiccants.
  4. Install insulation.
  5. Improve ventilation.
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How much does a 53 foot shipping container cost? ›

You can purchase a new, one-trip, 53ft shipping container for US$22,995. The price is much higher than any standard container due to 53ft containers having specialized delivery and storage requirements.

How much are shipping containers? ›

Used shipping container prices vary and are usually in the range of $1500-$5000. New or one trip shipping containers are usually more expensive and are usually in the range of $3000-$5000.

How much does a 40ft shipping container weigh? ›

The 40ft High Cube container weighs 8,775 lbs. The 40ft Standard container weighs 8,000 lbs. Both the 40ft High Cube container and 40ft Standard container have a Maximum Gross Weight (weight of container and the cargo inside) of 67,200 lbs. When it comes to shipping the weight limit is the same.

How long do shipping containers last? ›

Shipping containers have an average lifespan of 25 years thanks to a design that ensures their durability when traveling by sea. After manufacturers modify cargo containers and transform them into container-based structures, the container's longevity remains.

What is the biggest size shipping container you can buy? ›

53ft Shipping Containers

Our largest shipping container size, these 53 ft steel containers are considered high cube, which means they are one foot taller than standard shipping containers and six inches wider than standard shipping containers.

What is the longest shipping container you can buy? ›

The 45ft high cube is the big daddy of containers - the very largest size you can buy. It not only offers an extra 5ft in length over the next largest common 40ft shipping container, but also an additional foot in height.

What is the largest shipping container you can get? ›

53 foot High Cube Container Dimensions (53′ HC)

The 53ft container is the largest mass-produced container that you're likely to ever see. Like a 48ft container, it is also 6in wide than a 40ft container and a foot higher seeing as it's a high cube.

How much does it cost to move a 20-foot shipping container? ›

A 20-foot container can weigh as much as 5,000 pounds.

It should cost you between $500 – $1,000 depending on your location, but that's better than destroying your car or truck trying to move it yourself. You'll also avoid tearing up your yard if you hire someone to move it for you.

Are shipping containers waterproof? ›

Because the decks of the ships are exposed to the elements, containers are equipped with heavy-duty rubber door seals that keep water and wind out. So yes, shipping containers are watertight.

Will a full size truck fit in a shipping container? ›

You can ship one or more cars – trucks in a forty foot container. The car – trucks should be secured by strapping. The container company can supply you with and install the restraints needed to ensure safe shipping. With proper configuration you can ship a car or truck regionally, nationally or locally with ease.

How do you move a shipping container by yourself? ›

The most effective way to shift a shipping container without a crane or forklift is by using an angled bed trailer. You will need to ensure that there is enough space for it to back up straight into the shipping container, but either way you'll want plenty of room on all sides with no objects blocking your path.

How do you lift a 40 foot container? ›

To lift a 40-foot container with interior modifications, you'll need a forklift that lifts at least 15,000 pounds. These forklifts are not always easy to come by, in which case a crane should be utilized instead. Standard warehouse forklifts should never lift a shipping container.

How do you move a 40 foot shipping container? ›

and a standard 40 foot container weighs around 8,200 pounds, they are typically transported using either a semi-truck or large flatbed trailer pulled by a large passenger truck. If you have a commercial driver's license (CDL), the decision to transport your shipping containers boils down to time and cost.

How do you keep a shipping container from sweating? ›

Ventilation. The most cost-effective and simplest way to prevent condensation is with ventilation. If you have air circulating through your shipping container, this will reduce or prevent condensation. It equalizes the air temperature in both the inside and the outside.

Can you walk on the roof of a shipping container? ›

While the roof of a shipping container is extremely durable, it's not fail-proof. Every shipping container has reinforced corner castings that are responsible for its structural integrity. This means that if you walk across the roof or place heavy items on top of the container, it can flex or dip.

What should I put under my shipping container? ›

If the container appears to be sinking or tilting, you should consider moving the container to a gravel pad. Preparing a simple, three-inch deep gravel pad will facilitate drainage under the container and level out irregularities in the ground.


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