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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Offshore (DNV) and Intermodal (ISO) containers?

Containers that are DNV 2.7-1 certified have met the safety standard required for equipment to be used offshore on wind or oil and gas platforms. All of Cargostore’s offshore containers are DNV 2.7-1 certified. ISO containers are suitable for Intermodal freight transport which means they can be transported via rail, sea and road, and they are always wind and watertight. They are suitable for storage on land.

View our full range of Offshore DNV containers here.

View our full range of Intermodal ISO containers here.

What is a Reefer Container?

A Reefer is a refrigerated container used to store or transport goods that require temperature control, such as food stuffs, pharmaceuticals or medicines. Cargostore provide both ISO and DNV certified Reefers for on or offshore projects, and you can find more information about Reefer containers by checking out our blog post.

How do you program a Reefer Container?

Reefers can have different types of machinery, such as Carrier or Daikin, as well additional settings for humidity and ventilation. You should check online for the correct settings required for your goods. See our Reefer Programming Guide for more information.

Which countries can Cargostore deliver to?

Cargostore is a global company with depots and offices in strategic locations worldwide. Using this network of depots, we can deliver to virtually any country around the globe, including to remote and austere locations. contact us for further details.

What accessories are provided with DNV Containers?

All of our Offshore Containers are supplied with a DNV 2.7-1 Sling as standard. DNV Tarpaulins are supplied with our Open Top CCU’s as standard, and can be requested for Waste Skips, Half Heights and Baskets.

What is the difference between a new and used Shipping Container?

Cargostore’s new containers are one trip only containers (i.e from the manufacturer to the depot), they are wind and watertight and are good cosmetic condition. All Cargostore’s used containers are wind and watertight, and are pressure washed prior to being re-leased. They may be subject to some minor bumps and dents or marks on the paintwork. All refrigerated (Reefer) containers are run through a pre-trip inspection (PTI) prior to being re-leased.

Can Cargostore provide bespoke container modifications?

Yes, Cargostore can provide bespoke container modifications for both ISO and DNV 2.7-1 certified containers. This includes additional doors or windows, shelving, lighting, storage and more. Read more about or ISO container modifications here and DNV container modifications here.


How secure are Cargostore Containers?

All of Cargostore’s Containers are constructed from heavy duty rust proof steel, and they are wind and water tight. For additional security we can provide a heavy duty container lock and attach a lock box, which you can learn about here.

How will I be invoiced for leasing or purchasing a container?

Unless agreed otherwise, containers that are purchased will always be charged up front and container rentals will be invoiced monthly. Please contact our Sales Team to find out more about payment terms and pricing here.