New Containers or what we call single trip units, are made in China, loaded with a commodity and shipped to North America.
The freight forwarder books space on a container ship in TEU's (Twenty foot Equivalent Units). A 20' = 1 TEU and a 40' = 2 TEU's. Once the container arrives it is unloaded from the ship and moved by road and/or rail to the destination where the commodity is unloaded. It is then off leased and delivered to Mr Container's storage yard.
Mr Container factory orders the new containers from China in large quantities. The benefits of a new container over a used one are: the unit is dent and corrosion free, the interior is clean and new, the paint is usually a neutral color like white, beige or grey, they have high locking gear sets (door handles are at waist height, not at the bottom) and they are equipped with heavy duty, welded on lock boxes.
Common sizes that Mr Container stocks in new units:
20' GP (general purpose) 8'6 high
20' HC (high cube) 9'6 high
20' DD (double door) 8'6 high
20' SA (side access) 8'6 high
40' GP (general purpose) 8'6 high
40' HC (high cube) 9'6 high
40' GP DD (double door) 8'6 high
40' HC DD (double door) 9'6 high