The Many Uses for Used Shipping Containers

Storage container modifications

Businesses take a lot of forms and shapes. No two businesses are exactly identical. Even if two businesses offer the same services or provide the same products to customers, it is likely that there are drastic differences in the business. For this reason, business products and supplies need to be specifically designed and created for each businesses personal use of that item. Take the shipping industry for example. Many businesses make their money off of shipping items all over the world. However, these items differ in size, shape and fragility. Shipping materials that work for one businesses products are likely to not work for another?s. However, most businesses buy used storage containers and then modify them to fit their specific business needs. Using used shipping containers can provide many benefits to a business and there are ways to make used containers fit for your businesses specific shipping needs.

Shipping containers are very large and very heavy. They are often made out of steel and provide large spaces of room for shipping different types of items. Most businesses look for ways to package their items into smaller, more uniquely designed crates. Used shipping crates are ideal, because they are so sturdy and because they provide so much room for product.

When you buy used storage containers, you are helping the environment. Each storage container contains a lot of material and if it is not used, that material is going into a waste yard somewhere. For each recycled shipping container we are reusing around 3,500kg worth of steel. We are also saving all of the traditional building materials (such as bricks, mortar and wood) which do not need to be used. This means we are cutting down on the amount of trees that are cut down and the amount of bricks and mortar that end up in waste yards.

When you buy used shipping containers, you are using containers that are just sitting there. There are already so many containers available. In fact, there are around 17 million shipping containers in the world, with only 6 million of these in use. So approximately 11 million shipping containers are currently unused and could be converted into homes for people.

When you buy used storage containers, you are helping out with excess waste, but it is not enough. Even if every business used these used shipping containers, there would still be many more that are unused. That is why many people are looking for other uses. Storage container modifications can result in unique creations. Used steel storage containers for sale can be used for homes, a portable office or even broken down and the individual materials reused. New storage containers for sale continue to add to the overabundance of storage containers. When you buy used storage containers for homes, you are providing someone with a living space. When you buy used storage containers for portable offices, you are creating a small office for off site locations. The average individual workstation has shrunk from 80 square feet in 1992 to 39 square feet this year, at least which is the average for projects that were taken on my Jacobs, a major design and work space construction firm. The used shipping containers would provide plenty of space for portable offices.

Many businesses are in the shipping industry. They must ship items all over the country. They may be enticed to purchase brand new shipping containers. However, used shipping containers can save on costs, increasing the businesses profits. Purchasing used shipping containers also helps with the environment, producing less waste and using up the already existing overabundance of used shipping containers. Additionally, used shipping containers can also be used for making homes and portable office spaces. The options for used shipping containers are really endless.

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Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd

Sarah Todd, an investment banker, is a reporter and researcher for one of London’s leading media outlets. Formerly a trader and market maker at FTSE, she turned to media during the global recession. This website features some of her best and favourite articles, from all parts of the business world. Please let her guide you and your enterprise along the path to prosperity.