Should we buy a container for our transport-project? This question is often asked to us by our customers. The answer is: It depends on the shipping routes, the port of destination, customs procedures over there and not least on your planning and usage of the container. Thus, consultation is important, in which we discuss the advantages and disadvantages with you, so that you can take the right decision, whether you should buy a container or use a shipping container.
A purchased container can be useful:
- If you would like to load unhurriedly over a longer period.
- If you intend to use the container further in the destination country, e.g. as warehouse or garage and the costs for the used container are higher in the destination countries than in the country of origin.
- If you do not have a storage place or place of unloading in the destination country for your freight immediately and if the goods remain in the container for the time being.
- If difficulties regarding the import procedures are expected in the destination port and if one can avoid detention (charges due to overrunning of free time) by using own container.
These and other reasons can be in favour of a purchased container; however, it leads to additional costs. Mostly, the import of such containers is chargeable in the destination country and thus accompanied by the import duties. Moreover, in order to utilise the benefits of the purchased containers, additional costs, like use of cranes (use of side loaders or mobile cranes) and two journeys (delivery and subsequent resumption), arise. For overall assessment, all these points and other points should be considered in order to take a meaningful decision. We are available for consultation.
As already mentioned, containers can be also used beyond the sea transport within the home country. We provide regular customers, who purchase the containers and use as warehouse or convert it to workshops, garages, holiday homes, etc. by making alterations.
We offer you buying containers at reasonable price and keep the ancillary costs (delivery, collection and usage of cranes) low with our consolidated network of partner companies. Within the framework of your overseas transport, you obtain from us the buying containers at net price if the deadlines are observed (without VAT). Naturally, you can request us a buying container for such usage. In these cases, VAT should be obviously charged.