Ordering & Paying
Whether you are an existing or new customer, you can easily create an account with K-tainer. Click here to register as a customer and/or create a webshop account.
If your registration is not going through, it is likely because your email address is already in use. Please feel free to contact us.
When ordering a container online, you can pay using: iDeal, Bankcontact, Giropay, Credit Card.
Yes, of course. After placing an order for a container, you will first receive an order confirmation. Within 24 hours, you will receive the invoice including VAT.
If the type of container you are looking for is not listed, please feel free to contact us. We are here to assist you.
There are no additional costs associated with self-pickup of the container. We will ensure that the container is ready for you and load it onto the trailer you bring along.
Once we have the delivery address, we coordinate with our transportation provider. At the time of delivery, someone needs to be present, usually the designated contact person.
You can postpone the delivery free of charge if it is reported within 48 hours before placement. After that, we can evaluate on a case-by-case basis whether we can postpone it free of charge or if we need to charge a fee.
If the container is not placed to your satisfaction, we can certainly move it. However, the transportation costs to return to the location are in accordance with our offer.
We depend on the timing of the request and the availability of transportation. The complexity also plays a role. As a general rule, bookings made on day A before 12:00 pm will be delivered by day C between 07:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Depending on the type and quantity of containers, we need to determine the location and whether a crane is required. You can choose from various additional options, such as delivery at a specific time of day or fixed deliveries with a time window of less than 1 hour.
If it concerns a purchase container, we will discuss this with you in advance. In the case of rental, we will check the rate at the time of pick-up and inform you accordingly.
You can pick up your container within 24 hours.
Certainly! If you have the possibility to pick it up yourself, you will receive an exemption after payment. Please note that a Cargo Card may be required.
Yes, we can deliver the container for you in the Netherlands and even worldwide. You can specify your preferences during the order or quotation request.
During the quotation request, you provide us with the container type and the exact location, after which we create the quotation for the total costs. Afterward, it can be transported to the location of your choice. Please ensure that this location is accessible by truck and has enough space for unloading the container.
Like the sizes of shipping containers, the weights of containers also vary. The length, height, and applications determine the weight of the container. A 20ft container weighs from 2,100kg. Learn more about container sizes and their corresponding weights on the respective container pages.
All new containers are finished with a marine-grade paint that is required for international shipping. Nowadays, most containers are coated with waterborne paint, although they used to use solvent-based paint as well.
Container factories are mostly located in China. Whether they are shipped filled or empty does not affect the damages. Additionally, we always inspect the containers at our depot to determine if they are suitable for sale as new. Ultimately, there are always various moves involved.
A shipping container can be used for about 15 years, after which it can be in one of two conditions. In the first case, it is still suitable to pass the CSC inspection, and it can still be used for international transport. In the second case, it is damaged to the extent that it is only suitable for storage purposes. In both cases, the containers may have dents, scratches, or multiple layers of paint. The main difference is that a container with CSC certification is wind and watertight and suitable for cargo, while a container for storage is only wind and watertight. Therefore, it is no longer suitable for transporting goods.
Most containers have plywood (a type of wood composite) floors. In the past, containers were made with plank floors. Reefer containers (refrigerated variants) have an aluminum floor.
A shipping container can last about 20 years in international freight transport, depending on the damages it incurs. After that, it can still serve for approximately 10 more years as storage, but eventually, rusting will become a significant issue. In that case, the container needs to be recycled.
No, not necessarily. However, the longer a container has been in use, the more likely it is to have a dent or two. However, this does not affect the contents of the container.
Standard containers are made of corten steel, an alloy of different substances. Unlike stainless steel, corten steel can rust, but the rust layer is tight enough to prevent further corrosion.
Het aantal pallets dat in een standaard zeecontainer past, kan variëren afhankelijk van het type container en de grootte van de pallets. Over het algemeen passen er echter meestal twee soorten pallets in een standaard 20-voet container en vier soorten pallets in een standaard 40-voet container.
20-voet container: Meestal passen er ongeveer 10 tot 11 Europallets (120 cm x 80 cm) in een 20-voet container. Voor Amerikaanse pallets (48 inch x 40 inch) passen er meestal 8 tot 9 in.
40-voet container: In een 40-voet container passen doorgaans ongeveer 20 tot 21 Europallets en 17 tot 18 Amerikaanse pallets.
Het is belangrijk op te merken dat dit slechts een ruwe schatting is, en de exacte capaciteit kan variëren op basis van de specifieke afmetingen van de pallets en de configuratie van de lading. Het is altijd aan te bevelen om de specificaties van de container en de pallets te raadplegen en eventueel een professionele ladingplanner te raadplegen om de meest efficiënte manier te bepalen om uw goederen in een container te laden.
Hierbij een directe link voor alle type containers ; Container Maten
The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) has become part of corporate accountability and sustainability efforts. It involves measuring, reporting, and being accountable for a company's sustainability performance, including its impact on people and the environment.
Used 10ft containers are less common because they are not typically used for ocean freight due to their smaller size. However, we can often offer them as new or ex-rental containers.
You can indicate your color preference, but we cannot guarantee a specific color.
Certainly! Please feel free to contact us via email and provide us with photos. We would also like to know the location and condition of the container(s). Is the truck with crane access possible?
Similar to the length of a shipping container, the width can vary for different containers. You can find an overview of all containers here.
If you intend to use the container for transportation purposes, a CSC (Container Safety Convention) certification is required. You can obtain a copy of the CSC certificate when needed. For used containers, this certification is valid for 12 months, while for new containers, it is valid for 5 years. For storage purposes, a CSC certification is not necessary.
Shipping containers are generally considered "big." However, containers come in various sizes, so there is no standard size for a shipping container. The dimensions of a container are typically expressed in feet (ft). You can find the available container sizes from K-tainer on the containers page.
The length of a shipping container can vary. K-tainer offers containers in different sizes, ranging from 8ft to 45ft. You can find an overview of all containers here.
In shipping, containers can be stacked up to 9 units high. However, they are securely fastened and designed to distribute the forces evenly. Outside of shipping, it is advisable to stack containers up to a maximum height of 6 units. The strength of the stacking lies in the corners of the containers rather than on the corrugated roofs.
Absolutely! Whether you want an eye-catching container bar, a new swimming pool, or even a complete new house, we can make it happen! Check out our container modification offerings here. There are two scenarios to consider: whether the container will still be used for international transportation or not. If it will be used, the container needs to be retested after modification to obtain the CSC certification again. If it will no longer be used for international transportation, more modifications are possible, and re-certification is not required.
The value of a new container is generally higher when sold because its condition starts at a higher level. The condition is one of the factors that determine the price. Additionally, exchange rates (container sales are in dollars) and the global economy (i.e., the demand for containers) can influence the value at a given time. Therefore, a container may be worth less after 8 years compared to 10 years.
When containers are taken out of service, they are often used for storage purposes. Container modification is also an option. We give the container a new life by transforming it into something new, such as a bar or office. If the container is too damaged, it will be recycled.
The basic sizes are 20ft and 40ft, but there are also containers with different sizes such as 8ft, 10ft, 30ft, and 45ft. The width and height also follow standard measurements. You can find an overview of all containers here.