Customised 20ft Shipping Container with additional side doors, Grimsby

Bespoke Container Conversion for Lincolnshire based Stevedores

We recently built this modified 20ft shipping container for Arthur Smith Grimsby, and they have kindly sent in some photos of the containers being delivered and installed.

Arthur Smith Ltd are Stevedores, Port agent and freight forwarders based in Grimsby and Immingham, founded in 1936 they are one of the few remaining family names in the UK shipping industry.

As stevedores, they need to handle and manage pretty much all types and sizes of cargo. ‘Whatever need to go on, or come off a ship’ needs to be handled by this operation.  They have previously purchased chemical stores from us which are used on the docks to safely store hazardous chemicals and compressed gasses.

This time they needed some general storage units, but care of quick turnarounds, standard shipping containers are not ideal. The double cargo doors at one end of a traditional long and thin shipping container, mean that its not easy to have quick and easy cargo turnaround from storage.  At any given time around half of the goods are inaccessible in a loaded shipping container as other goods will be in the way. When you run a freight loading and stowing operation for a wide range of clients and projects – you can’t afford to waste time moving cargo around just so you can access the item you need.

For this reason, we came up with this very neat design of side loading shipping container. This balances ease of access with a cost effective solutions. This design offered more than a £1000 saving on a factory built side opening container.

This is a used 20ft shipping container, that we have taken and added 2 additional sets of circa 9ft wide doors into one of the long sides of the container. There is no partition in the middle and the end doors are still operational. Cargo can be loaded in or out of any of the sets of doors as may be required.

The fabricated doors are lightweight, allowing for quicker and easier operation than a standard container door – ideal if this is going to be in regular use. Whilst still being made of steel that is at least as thick as the side walls on the container, so these remain very secure storage units. The rain guards above the doors help prevent any water ingress and the single locking bars allow for quick and easy opening.

For maximum flexibility we have also added some extra Louvre vents, allowing for easy re-purposing into a chemical storage container if and when it may be needed (additional work woudl likley be required depending on the chemicals or gasses being stored, but if we fit these vents at the time of refurbishment, this is one of the more difficult requirements taken care of in case the need for additional chemical storage arises)

Finished in the customers own shade of green, in a marine quality paint, and with high security lock boxes on the doors, this unit should offer quality weatherproof storage for many years to come. offer the UK’s largest online range of shipping containers for sale with a nationwide network of storage and conversion yards and crane equipped delivery vehicles.

If you need a shipping container feel free to browse our online range of shipping containers for sale, which also includes our ranges of flat pack sheds, container canopies and more. You can also call us on freephone 0808 1234 215 any time 9am – 7pm weekdays and our team will be happy to discuss your requirements. Alternatively, you can use our online shipping container quote form or request a telephone callback. In both cases we aim to get back to you within 1-2 working hours (may take longer for more detailed quotes).

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