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2nd Tier Options for Container Self Storage Yards

If you run a container storage yard using shipping containers, making best use of a potential 2nd tier of storage containers is an obvious expansion option. But many of our self storage yard clients find this 2nd tier much harder to rent out. In this article we discuss some of the 2nd tier storage options that we can offer for client and the pros and cons for each setup. Firstly - if you are new [...]

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 [...]

Shipping Container Price rises expected due to Coronavirus fall out.

Coronavirus has been all over the news recently as its impacts are felt globally. Whilst people always take a priority, the impact on global trade and the shipping market in general is being discussed a lot less in the media. So what has been happening in China which may impact shipping container availability and prices?: Coronavirus and the Chinese logistics operations. The Chinese government effectively 'extended' the Chinese new year celebrations and stopped people returning [...]

Container Bar and Concession Stands for DEPOT Cardiff

Shipping Containers Converted for Bar and food service use. Shipping containers converted for bar and food service use is nothing new. We've already been lucky enough to have been involved in a range of projects including supplying shipping containers that later became the Singha Beer Street Bar plus cladded outdoor bar units for London pubs, cafe units for paintball centers and outdoor adventure sites such as Battlesports Gloucester, as well as our favorite circa £3k [...]

Are The Floors of Used Shipping Containers Contaminated? Chemical Contamination in used shipping containers.

Its a very popular question and is often discussed in online forums, is it safe to work inside or live inside a shipping container? In this guide we try to offer a lot of details and dispel some of the common myths surrounding this subject. Will a used shipping container floor have chemical contamination? The worry is that when shipping cargo, shipping containers do move some very nasty and hazardous chemicals at times. If these [...]

Fitting your Self-fit Shipping Container Insulation Kit

In this guide we show you the basic method for installing our shipping container insulation kits. This guide only relates to the shipping container kits we sell, there are a number of kits on the market and we are aware other kits may come differently made and setup. Not all insulation kits will be as well made or as easy to fit as ours. Our insulation kits are not the only option we offer, but [...]

Building a 30ft cut down shipping container

30ft shipping containers are very popular for a range of storage uses, but as an original shipping container they are extremely rare. For this reason the majority of 30ft we sell are made by cutting down a 40ft container. In this guide we show you whats involved with cutting down a 40ft container to 30ft long. Background 30ft Shipping containers are not in common use any more. The only 30fts still regularly used by the [...]

Growing mushrooms in shipping containers

Okay, so you might think an article about growing mushrooms in shipping containers is a little far-fetched? Well, what spurred us on to create this post was a short piece that was featured on Countryfile a few months ago. Following this, we looked in to how this was being done only to find the growing of mushrooms in shipping containers, well refrigerated shipping containers (as we discovered) wasn’t that far-fetched after all. The Countryfile feature [...]

Painting Your Own Shipping Container

Repainting Shipping Containers This guide aims to give an overview on shipping container repainting. If supplying a container we will offer a repaint in our yard before delivery, but once on your site the cost of moving it back to our depot for repainting would be prohibitive. Here we provide information and hints for those looking to repaint their own container. Why Paint my Shipping Container? Painting adds an extra level of protection between the [...]

Beginners guide to exporting shipping containers

This guide is intended as a basic introduction for anyone needing to export an amount of goods around the world that may equate to filling a shipping container. We cover a lot of the basic questions and offer some insider tips from the perspective of people who have worked within the industry. Care of a huge variety of goods and reasons to ship abroad, we can't promise this guide has everything covered for you. but [...]