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How to load a car in a Shipping Container

This guide will help you load a car in a shipping container securely. Not only do you need to ensure it is secure for the duration of the shipment (while at sea) but also when the container is being loading or unloading at the ports. In this guide we cover chocking and strapping - the most popular way to secure a car in a container. When loading a car in a shipping container we suggest you [...]

Loading a shipping container for export

How to safely load a shipping container Please note some very important safety points. Generally speaking you (the shipper or the person sending the cargo) will be responsible for everything to do with your shipment. The safe packing and loading of cargo is paramount If your cargo isn’t secured properly it may Roll around in your container on a boat and destroy your cargo, plus perhaps damage the cargo in neighbouring containers (which you would [...]

Shipping Containers for Garden Storage

Shipping containers for garden storage make an ideal replacement for a shed or more permanent structure. More and more we're finding garden centres, allotment associations and keen gardeners after a secure place to store their garden equipment or garden machinery. So when Joseph Rochford Gardens Ltd approached us needing garden storage containers for their 25 acre site in Hertfordshire we knew exactly how to help. As they needed containers to fit neatly into a specific area [...]

Buying a shipping container for export use

This guide is intended to help customers who may be looking to source their own shipping container to export cargo globally. If you would be looking for a shipping container for static storage use please check out our other guides Important first tip for new exporters / Reasons to buy a shipping container for export use You normally won’t need to buy a shipping container if you just want to ship goods from A to [...]

6ft Shipping Containers

Our range of 6ft shipping containers are excellent for a variety of smaller secure storage requirements and are pretty much our smallest offering. Ideal for garden and home storage units, tool sheds, bike stores, archives or even just junk rooms these small shipping containers are becoming more and more popular. As a 6ft container is not a standard size in the shipping industry, here's a brief guide on what we can offer for anyone looking [...]

Choosing a new, used or refurbished shipping container for storage use

This guide is intended to give the reader some general pointers when deciding whether a new, used or refurbished shipping container would be best for them. This guide is intended for people looking for a shipping container to store their goods in, If your planning a conversion project or if you want to export your container please check out our other beginners guides or of course contact us at any time. New Shipping Containers New shipping containers [...]

What types of shipping container are available for storage use?

This guide is intended to give the reader a brief idea of what types of shipping container are available for storage use. If you’re wanting to use your shipping container for export use there's a wider range of specialist shipping containers available that wouldn't typically be used for storage so please check our other guides or contact us if you are using your container for export use and not storage use. As standard all shipping [...]

What is a shipping container?

Shipping containers are used to move freight around the globe, around 85% of the goods imported into the UK arrive in a shipping container of one type or another and the concept of shipping containers has helped revolutionise global trade over the past 60 years. They keep the freight clean, dry, anonymous and secure for transit and incredibly well engineered. Modern shipping containers used in the freight industry will all have a pair of end [...]