A shipping container is a container manufactured strong enough to withstand shipment of volumes goods across the globe. Shipping Containers have revolutionised world trade, are highly sort after for general storage.
Shipping Containers are available in varying conditions from single trip, new builds to as is, and cargo worthy. Containers in Crago worthy condition will be water tight and suitable for your storage application
Shipping Containers vary in price, depending on size, age, height, and the marketing price at time of sale, a general price guide for used 20 ft shipping containers is between $2000- $3000, and 40 ft shipping container is between $3000 - $4000.
Shipping Containers are delivered on either tilt tray trucks, which will slide the container from the rear of the truck, side loader which will lift of the driver side of the truck, or hiab truck which has a crane arm which allows to lift the container over Fences or obstacles.
Shipping Containers are a relatively inexpensive storage solution, theough they are a world commodity. The price of New Container out of China drives the price bench marks, then they are traded primaily in USD around the globe. Like all commidities they are strongly influenced by supply and demand in local markets.
Shipping Containers will fit in most domestic backyards. Assuming you have a level, dry area for the container and the legnth and width to place the container you have selcted in place, there are multiple solutions to deliver a container into place.
Shipping Containers fluctuate in price. The price is governed by both the local market supply and demand, and the strength of your countries currency in the world markets. Shipping Containers are a world commodity
Container doors will operate best when the container is dead level. If the container is not level the container doors may rack. Racking is when the container is slightly twisted and causes the doors to skew. Greasing the hinges and cams will also help with opening and shutting the doors.
Shipping containers come standard from the factory will what are refered to as breather vents. Breather vents are installed on both side walls oif the container up high, and are covered from the elements with a plastic weatherproof casing
An open top shipping Container is a container with either a tarpoline, or hard top roof. Open tops allow for roof to be pulled off, heavy items to be craned into the container, and the roof placed back on for protections from the weather and for transportation.
Standard height Shipping Containers are approximately 8ft (2.43m) in width, 8.5ft (2.59m) in height, and available in two lengths. The 2 legnths are 20ft (6.06mtrs) & 40ft (12.2mtrs). Thera are also taller shipping containers available called high-cube Shipping Containers. High CUbes are available in 9.6ft (2.89mtrs) in height.
The Shipping Container Floor is 28mm thick treated marine plywood, the timver floors is secured to a steel underside with C section cross members 6 inches apart. The underside of the container is sprayed with bitumen and seeled to protect it.