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Take a look around your home or office, and think about all of the products that you can see. If you look at where they are made, you will most likely come across a myriad of different countries where these things are produced. So how do these things get here for us to buy? Well, air freight is expensive, so the next best way to ship goods over a long distance is by sea. So most things that you will see around you such as computers, chairs, kitchen appliances and probably even your vehicle. Most likely these goods were all shipped on a cargo vessel in a shipping container, to keep them safe and secure during transit.

A Choice of Containers

There are many different types of cheap and affordable shipping containers for sale, which can be used to ship a wide range of products from electrical, produce, clothing and just about anything else that you can think of that you buy and is not made in your home country. With such a wide range of different goods which need to be shipped, there are many different shipping containers which have been adapted and designed specifically for the purpose at hand.

  • Dry Goods Containers
  • Open Top Containers
  • Refrigerated ISO Containers
  • Insulated Containers
  • Car Carrying Containers
  • Special Purpose Containers

Whatever items you can think of, you can pretty much assume that there has been a suitable container designed in order to ship it safely. If you need to keep goods chilled in transit, you can use a refrigerated container, to keep your goods at the correct temperature. Most containers come in a range of different sizes, but are usually rectangular in shape, except the cylinders designed for transporting liquids and gases. Containers will be made to a certain size, which will allow them to fit in any freighter, and be easily loaded and unloaded at its destination.

Some Other Shipping Container Uses

As well as being suitable for shipping a vast range of different goods and products, shipping containers can also be useful in other ways. Due to the regular size of them, they are good for being used as modular buildings. If you search the internet, you will easily be able to find a shipping container made as a site office, for sale. There are people that have sued shipping containers to make underground dwellings, digging massive holes and linking all the containers together, dressing the walls so that from the inside, you could not tell you were in a shipping container. The walls a very strong and it is really quite amazing at how quickly you can assemble multiple shipping containers together. If a business moves around a lot, such as in the construction industry, having your own mobile site office, which is easily transported, can be indispensable. You can even see containers made as mobile surgical units, living accommodation, technology centres, cooking facilities and many other types of buildings that may be needed. A mobile sales office for a company that sells house, cheaper than a portable cabin, and can be moved easily once you are ready. Really the only limitation as to what you can do with shipping containers is your own imagination, and budget!

Originally posted by Dane Carlson on April 2, 2014 in You Don't Say.

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