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Shipping Container Security

While our shipping containers are heavy duty metal boxes, and a great alternative to a shed or similar size store, shipping container security can be a problem. Especially if certain individuals think there is something of value in them. This article hopefully highlights the common problems and best solutions to shipping container security. Breaking/Cutting Padlocks If a container is on site being used for storage and has a small padlock through the locking bars, the Padlock's not [...]

Shipping Containers for Schools

Shipping Containers for Schools, Colleges and Universities On the face of it, you wouldn't associate big industrial shipping containers with your local school, academy, college or university. With shipping containers offering large volumes of secure and cost effective storage space, we're finding shipping containers for schools are becoming more and more popular With bundles of kit that may be in use only seasonally (Exam tables, chairs and sports equipment are common examples) and constant pressures on [...]

12ft Shipping Containers

Can I buy 12ft shipping containers? 12ft shipping containers are not a standard size, in fact anything smaller than 20ft is no longer used in the shipping industry outside of very specialised applications. However, we often find that customers have a gap of a specific size or an item that requires a 12ft shipping container. To fulfill this need we've worked hard to set up a national network of yards capable of cutting down 40ft [...]

How to place a Shipping Container on site for storage use

How you place a shipping container on site is important for easy, long lasting use and, of course, maximum lifespan. This guide explains how to best prepare the ground for a shipping containers as well as how to manage the delivery itself. We do send out a more detailed guide with our invoices for any customers buying a shipping container. Preparing the ground for your shipping container Before delivery we recommend checking and preparing the [...]

What Makes a Shipping Container Seaworthy?

This guide is intended to provide a little background about what makes a shipping container seaworthy, how is it checked or graded and what sorts of repair standards are involved. In very basic terms, shipping containers are big metal cans designed to keep cargo dry, secure and safe for transit while having the capacity to be transferred easily from boat to train to truck as necessary. They are built and regulated by a set of [...]

Shipping Container Haulage Options

When loading a shipping container for export there are a number of different options available. Standard container haulage is the most economical option and is used by the majority of big shippers for loading and sending shipping containers around the world. This guide details the other popular shipping container haulage options Standard haulage This is by far the most common type of container haulage. With this option the truck arrives at pre-designated time and date, you load and [...]

Custom Length Shipping Containers

Budget Shipping Containers offer a range of custom length shipping containers which are designed to not only offer cost effective secure storage but also look smarter than a typical used container. In this guide we detail the common types of export container that are available for storage use in the UK. Refurbished custom length shipping containers are made from cutting larger used containers down to size and repainting them. Individual specifications will vary from one [...]

Types of shipping container for export use

This guide is an introduction to the different types of shipping container that are available, with the most popular types of shipping container for export use used in the industry as well as the specialised types of shipping container used for moving temperature controlled goods, liquids and more. The most popular types of shipping container In the vast majorly of cases your cargo is best shipped in one of these 3 container types (if it [...]

11ft Shipping Containers

Are 11ft Shipping Containers a thing? 11ft shipping containers are not available as a standard option, but we do have a lot of customers with a very specific gap to fill, or an item of a specific size to store that requires a custom made 11ft shipping container. We have yards across the UK specialising in custom built and custom sized refurbished shipping containers. Refurbished 11ft shipping containers We have yards across the UK the [...]

Tips for setting up a container self-storage business

Self storage sites are becoming increasingly popular. With less and less storage space available in newly built houses and with many smaller industrial operations and offices needing to squeeze every penny from every square foot, self-storage using shipping containers has become a very attractive option both privately and as a business. Increasingly, individual who trade online e.g. on eBay, are also using shipping containers to store their products. In this article we share some hints, [...]