The reasons for Shipping Containers being the best choice for an industrial mining or construction site boils down to four key benefits which are cost, durability, practicality and ease of transportation.
Manufactured mainly in China, Shipping Containers are produced in large quantities for use around the world, which results in economies of scale which lowers production costs, benefiting the consumer. The design of Shipping Containers is relatively simple, which also reduces manufacturing costs. In comparison to having a permanent structure built, a Shipping Container is relatively inexpensive.
Shipping containers are built to standard dimensions and specifications, which makes them easy to transport and handle using standardised equipment such as cranes and forklifts. This standardisation also allows for easy stacking and intermodal transportation, which means containers can be easily moved from trucks to trains to ships.
Designed to withstand the rigors of transportation and handling, Shipping Containers are highly durable and are made from heavy-duty materials such as steel to protect their contents from damage, moisture, and theft. This durability makes them ideal for use in industrial settings where goods need to be transported and stored in harsh environments.
A variety of industrial applications are made easy with Shipping Containers, including storage, transportation, and as building blocks for modular structures. They can be stacked and arranged in various configurations to create multi-level storage facilities or temporary structures like mobile offices or ablution blocks.
Shipping containers can be repurposed and reused for various practical industrial applications, which reduces the need for new construction and reduces waste. Using shipping containers for industrial purposes can also help reduce carbon emissions by optimising transportation and reducing the need for additional storage facilities.