The cost of a 20-foot shipping container for a full container load (FCL) service varies depending on the container type, inclusion of insurance, route and other factors. It’s best to contact a freight forwarder, like Hillebrand Gori, for an accurate quote.

The maximum payload you can achieve depends on factors like the route, cargo and transport mode. For example, the limit for road weight in the United States is 80,000 pounds (36,287 kilograms) gross vehicle weight (GVW) per vehicle. The GVW includes the weight of the cargo, chassis and truck, forming a comprehensive measure for the overall load. When connected to an empty container chassis, an average truck weighs approximately 35,000 pounds (15,875 kilograms).

The lifespan of a shipping container can vary depending on several factors, such as the material used, weather conditions and maintenance. On average, a container can an average of 15 to 25 years with proper care and upkeep.

Yes, you can buy used containers at a lower cost than new ones. However, it's important to thoroughly inspect the container for any damages or structural issues before purchasing. Check for rust, dents, and holes that may affect the container's integrity. Also, ask for a warranty from the seller.