2016

Shipping Container Street Bar

Singha Beer have proudly brought the authentic taste of Thailand to East London, #SinghaStreet was trending and beers were flowing out of this refurbished, previously used, 20ft side opening shipping container. Singha Beer, the original beer of Thailand, has launched a good number of Singha Street Bars this year and Budget Shipping Containers were proud to be supplying the container for their latest pop-up bar at Hackney Wick, London. Working with Wholehearted Ltd, a fantastic Creative Production Agency [...]

Sell your old shipping container

Dispose of your old shipping containers and get paid! Cash paid for your old shipping containers, and in most cases we will even collect. Yes we're always looking for shipping containers for a variety of uses and customers. We can come to your site and collect, and we can pay + VAT if the organisation selling the container to us is VAT registered. If you need to sell your old shipping container we make it [...]

Shipping Containers for Building Sites

Builders Stores, Plant Stores, Tool Stores, Machinery Stores A shipping container is an ideal secure storage unit for any builder, building site or construction industry operation. With remote sites that might be prone to the wrong attention at night time along with expensive and vitally important tools and machinery left on site overnight, construction companies are turning more and more to shipping containers to site their kit. Cheap, quick to deliver, comparatively easy to move and very [...]

How much does a shipping container weigh?

How much does a shipping container weigh? Typically an empty 20ft shipping container weighs between 1.8-2.2 metric tonnes, (we always say 2.2t to be safe) and an empty 40ft shipping container weighs 3.8-4.2 tonne range weather a standard height or high cube container.  After all extra height means extra metal which means extra weight! The exact tare weight on an individual shipping container should show on the container doors.Container weights do vary and these rough working weights [...]

The ultimate guide to shipping container condensation treatments

The ultimate guide to shipping container condensation treatment options. Do you need to store fabrics, textiles, artworks, foods, shop stock or other very moisture sensitive goods in your shipping container? You might like to consider some of the shipping container condensation treatments available that we can supply and also a few DIY options that may help. You can click on any of the links in this article to see more about each product or process [...]

9ft Shipping Containers

9ft shipping containers are not a standard size in the shipping industry, but they are still requested fairly often for storage use to fill a specific sized gap or hold specialised items. As such we have worked hard to offer a first class range of 9ft shipping containers, both refurbished and new. Used 9ft shipping containers Used 9ft shipping containers are extremely rare as the big shipping lines don't use them to move freight around [...]

Neutralised Shipping Containers

What is a neutralised or neutralized shipping container? What does this mean, what implication will this have for your export shipment, does your shipping container need to be neutralised? This guide is intended to help novice shippers and exporters understand these questions. What is a neutralised shipping container? A neutralised container is a contact that has had its previous owners container prefix and ownership markings removed from the container number. To explain in more detail, [...]

Make the most of your spare yard space

Got some spare yard space at your workplace, factory or yard? A lot of our customers have come up with some clever ways to utilise unused yard space which can help them stretch more from their operation, or help them earn additional income from the corner of their yard which was otherwise siting unused. Here are some neat ideas to help you make the most from your spare yard space Self storage rentals A fantastic long [...]

How many Shipping Containers are there in the World?

Shipping containers are everywhere! We see them on the back of trucks and trains and stacked high on container ships. They are used to transport many of the goods we import and export, and are commonly used for onsite storage, for offices, for homes and many other uses besides. Yet a question we are often asked (but not able to answer easily) is ‘how many shipping containers are there in the world’? There are already [...]

Shipping Container ISO Codes

This article is for reference purposes for anyone who needs to find an ISO code for their shipping container, or if you want to understand what this ISO code represents or means. More and more of our customers are asking for the ISO code for a certain size and type of container, so to help we have included a table below of all the ISO codes for the common types of export grade containers. All shipping [...]