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CTS Container & Trailer Services Limited, 100% Nova Scotian owned and operated, has been serving the international business community since 1986. Working to rigorous CWB, DNV and Lloyds standards, CTS Containers specializes in the manufacture, customization, repair, service and certification of specialist equipment, international shipping & offshore containers and road going chassis and trailers. We pride ourselves in the quality of our workmanship, service and in our health & safety and environmental records. We are DNV certified to ISO9001:2015 (Certificate No: 183476-2015-AQ-USA-ANAB) and our manufacturing shop, of over 20,000 square feet is certified by CWB (Company Code CTSCO1). In addition, we have over 14 acres of secure storage space, conveniently located in the Burnside Industrial Park, in Dartmouth, NS offering easy access to major highways, rail links and shipping port.



Decades of expertise



Successful Projects

CTS Containers has been a recognized leader in the Container Industry since 1986. We have a proven track record in the manufacture and supply of ISO shipping containers and specialist equipment for the Fishing, Shipping, Transport and Energy Sectors. Our innovative yet practical and quality oriented solutions to the challenges facing our clients are respected and valued by all our customers. Working with a network of companies throughout Canada, and manufacturers worldwide, we have supplied standard and custom ISO shipping containers to various customers throughout the past 30 years.

Company Timeline

Established-ISO Container Depot and Repair and Sell and Rent
Moved to Joe Zatzman
Sable Contract (DNV Offshore Container Fleet (Contract for NS Offshore Container Supply))
New Location
W47.1 Certification
ISO 9001 Certification
ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification
Facility Specifications

Storage and Mobilization

  • 14 acres of secured storage space
  • 1 forklift with 70,000 lbs lifting capacity
  • 3 forklifts with 36,000 lbs lifting capacity
  • 2 forklifts with 6,000 lbs lifting capacity
  • Trucks and trailers available for mobilization


  • 20,000 sq ft closed and heated fabrication area with
    • 2 – 10 metric ton overhead cranes w/25’ hook height
    • 1 – 5 metric ton overhead crane w/25’ hook height
  • 220 ton, 12’ CNC hydraulic press brake (2004)
  • 1⁄2”x10’ CNC hydraulic shear (2004)
  • 5’x20’ Plasma cutting table capable of cutting aluminum, mild and stainless steel sheets
  • 13” Semi automatic band saw
  • MIG Semi automatic welding machines
  • SMAW manual welding machines
  • CMT welding machine
  • Mobile welding machines w/generator
  • 60’x120’ fabrication bay
  • 2 off 25’x120’ fabrication bays
  • 500 kW diesel generator
  • Our fabrication shop is certified to W47.1 and W59 by CWB
  • Certified welders (CWB, Lloyds Register, DNVGL)

Paint and Finishing

  • 60’x20’x22’ blast bay with steel grit blast recovery system
  • 60’x20’x22’ paint bay
  • 160 sqft of secure storage for CARC and other paint types
  • 1 million BTU air make-up
  • Separate paint kitchen
  • 2x 1200 psi Graco airless pump
  • 1x 50 psi Graco pressure pot
  • Heated paint bay, environmentally controlled with semi-side down draft ventilation and airless paint system w/permanently employed operator
  • 120’x20’x22’ finishing bay

Other Services Offered

  • Design, Manufacture, Repair and Refurbishment of Specialist Equipment for the shipping, fishing, farming, road haulage and oil & gas industries
  • Design, Manufacture, Repair, Sale and Rental of ISO shipping & Offshore containers
  • Design and ad hoc drafting services
  • Design, Manufacture, Repair, Refurbishment and Rental of Chassis and Trailers for the road haulage industry
  • In-house design engineers
  • Materials receiving and Fleet Management Services
  • Supply of NDT services
  • Dedicated in-house Blasting & Painting Facility

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