Shipping Containers for Sale in Chicago, Illinois

Transport Planning offers new and used shipping containers throughout the Midwestern United States with local supply to the Chicago metropolitan and surrounding areas.

Various Types of Shipping Containers for Sale in Chicago

All types of shipping and storage containers are kept in stock at our Chicago locations including:

  • 20’ Cargo Containers
  • 40’ Cargo Containers
  • 10’ Cargo Containers
  • Specialized Shipping and Storage Containers
  • Custom Modified Shipping Containers
  • Refrigerated Shipping Containers (Reefers)
  • Open Top Containers
  • Hard Top Freight Containers


Custom Shipping Container Fabrications and Modifications

Do you plan on using your container for more than just shipping?  No problem, we’ll customize shipping and storage containers to include anything you need including windows, doors (personal, roll-up, etc), HVAC, Heat, lighting, insulation, electrical panel, etc.

Ask about custom sizes, we can alter the length of shipping and storage containers to fit your requirements.

Contact a Chicago Shipping and Storage Container Sales Rep
Call (856) 742-5260 or fill out the quick request form or expert advice and quality service
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Ask About Our Customer Friendly Terms and Delivery Options

We offer options for customers to pay for the balance of their container upon delivery.  This provides customers with the opportunity to inspect the shipping container and confirm it is the same container they expected to receive.

This is very important because 99% of shipping and storage containers are delivered by a third-party trucking company who has no accountability in the sale of the container beyond safe transport.


Helpful Information About Shipping Container Conditions

Almost all shipping containers that are manufactured to ISO specifications are made outside of the USA and are conveniently available for transporting cargo internationally including to the United States.  For many, once these new containers are unloaded in the USA they have fulfilled their purpose and are no longer of use to the owner.  These containers are essentially still in new condition but can no longer be considered “new” by definition because they have been used for 1 trip.  This is why you will often encounter a disclaimer of sorts referencing NEW Shipping Containers as “like new”, “one time use”, “one trip”, or “near new”.

Transport Planning maintains an inventory of shipping containers from all three types of conditions:

  • New / Like New Shipping Containers – have only been used one time and are essentially new containers
  • Used – Cargo Worthy Shipping Containers – are used freight containers that qualify as certified for overseas international shipping
  • Used – Water Tight Shipping and Storage Containers – are milvans that won’t pass for global shipping, but are in good, sturdy condition for use by an individual owner for shipping and more commonly used for storage

Shipping Container Inspection and Quality

We will inspect and provide pictures of containers upon request.

Transport Planning is a Distributor of shipping containers.  This means we are selling shipping and storage containers from our inventory and are accountable for their condition.  This is important to know in today’s age of e-commerce where you will see a container promoted online, but the container you receive is not the same one that was promoted on the site.

Metro Chicago Shipping Container Sales

SAMWe welcome pickup of our shipping and storage containers directly from our lots in Chicago or we can deliver to popular areas such as:

Chicagoland – including Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, Elgin
Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Madison, Janesville, Kenosha
Indiana – Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend
Michigan – Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo

Fun Facts About the Port of Chicago

Marine cargo activity being handled within the Illinois International Port District directly or indirectly supports 22,851 jobs within the state

The Port District has 28 miles of coastline along Lake Michigan

Illinois International Port moves more general cargo than any other port on the Great Lakes

Annual total (waterborne) tonnage of over 19 million tons

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