Shipping Containers on the Thames

Shipping Containers are a very rare sight on the river Thames beyond the London Gateway Terminal to the east of London, so we were delighted to find out that 8 of our used 20ft shipping containers were sailing down the Thames as part of the Under Armour “Earn Your Armour” rugby campaign.

When we were initially contacted by Knight Rigging Services, a Blackpool based (but widely known) rigging, stage design and events support services company, details were at first very guarded. This is nothing unusual in an industry used to guarding the customers’ cargo carefully, but not our everyday enquiry when dealing with empty containers. Imagine our surprise to find out that our containers were sailing up and down the river Thames on a 98ft barge with a huge image of Welsh Rugby Union players Jamie Roberts and Leigh Halfpenny, accompanied by fellow Home Nations representatives James Haskell (England), Jordi Murphy (Ireland), Drew Mitchell (Australia) and Canadian Jamie Cudmore.

As is often the case when dealing with clients who are used to using shipping containers as a medium for building, our market leading prices may have won us the business, but it was our flexibility and the scope of detailed knowledge to hand helped the project along seamlessly, and our buyback service has meant the customer has been able to recover a good amount of value back from these containers.

Much like our shipping containers, Under Armour kit provides tough, durable protection for athletes of all disciplines. If you need to keep your kit safe then we hope a budget shipping container might fit the bill. If you need your kit to keep you safe then Under Armour are well worth checking out!

Photos courtesy of adland.tv and Eventmagazine.co.uk.

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