Shipping Containers for World Wide Shipping
In the shipping industry, the shipping containers take center stage. And it’s all for the right reasons. The shipping containers are considered as the main ‘vessels’ for storing the goods and the packages that are ready for shipping and transportation. By definition, these are extra durable containers that are designed to resist and withstand the shipment and transportation, the storage and its handling. In terms of size, containers come in varied sizes depending on the actual use and the shipping companies. These are just the basic things to learn about containers; there are still some interesting trivia and information on these containers and these are listed below for your information and entertainment.
International Shipping Services offered:
- Shipping “Boxes Only” Service
- Part Load (Not a full shipping container)
- Dedicated Shipping Container (20ft or 40ft)
- UK Packing Service
- Part Pack – (Just fragile items)
- Export Wrap
- Crate Building (Artwork, Fragile Items)
- Shipping Cars, Motorbikes, Boats
Did you know that there are around five to six million of shipping containers that are in transit right now in the world’s oceans? And did you know that of this number, a certain percentage is known as lost in the seas? This should not come as a surprise knowing that there are millions of containers that are in transit. And of that number that is lost in seas, around 10 percent are considered as toxic and dangerous since these containers hold toxic chemicals.
Did you know that these containers account for more than 90 percent of the non-bulk packages and cargoes that are shipped around the world?
Containers are now used as housing options as well, and this is one good way of recycling used containers. Some of these containers come with 320 square feet and are usually designed as self-contained studios that feature kitchens and bathrooms. Some of the common designs for these housing units call for floor-to-ceiling window and the steel shells are usually insulated with the help of the spray foam.
Some DIY-type of consumers and the artsy type also find other ‘fun uses’ for the shipping containers that are no longer in service in the shipping industry. These containers have served as the canvass for these artists and creative home owners. For example, there is one use that makes use of the 40 feet by 8 feet container as a greener alternative for typical container homes. This not so typical container home features green roof, a bamboo flooring, geothermal heating and insulation made from spray foam.
For the business type, the containers are now used and transformed into a commissary. From the ripe ideas of these business types, the transformed containers will contain and feature solar power and the container is fitted with rain catchers. And also, based on the design the container/trailer is easier to move and transport.
There are some businessmen that use these containers as stand-in offices or temporary offices and stock rooms.
There is more to learn about the shipping containers, and transporting goods and packages is just the start of its role for many industries. There are many uses for these containers, and your creativity is your limit.
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