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Shipping Container Scams

Update July 2019: These scam sites are still in operation, but as soon as one is taken down a new one pops up. We've recently found shippingcontainerscams.com which appears to track and report these scam sites. Please feel free to check their site to make sure you haven't got a quote from a suspect company before purchasing, but as new sites are popping up all the time, please also follow the guidance here to double [...]

Shipping Containers for the Crane Hire Industry

The majority of crane hire companies that we’ve worked with have used shipping containers for storing spare parts for their cranes. However, one company, Baldwins Crane Hire Limited, has used our shipping containers and one of our canopies to create a covered work shop in their depot under which they undertake maintenance on their crane hire fleet. This new workshop was created at a faction of the cost of having a building constructed that would [...]

Shipping Containers for the Golf and Leisure Industry

We are now supplying shipping containers to golf clubs and the leisure industry more than ever before. Primarily down to the convenience and cost-effectiveness of a shipping container versus applying for planning permission to construct further buildings. Shipping containers are strong and secure, quick to obtain and ideal for a variety of uses. We’ve supplied containers to golf clubs who use them for the secure storage of golf buggies, greens keeper equipment and chemicals. They [...]

Shipping Container Farms

Shipping container farms is an interesting development that’s gaining popularity in urban areas and specifically with restaurants who want to provide locally grown produce to their customers. Shipping Containers re-purposed for mini farms or grow rooms are secure, moveable and most importantly not affected by the weather or pests, with the added bonus that this ultimately reduces food mileage. Some of the figures being quoted for the 'farm in a box' concept suggest the yield [...]

Painting export shipping containers

When painting export shipping containers you have to either mask off the decals (letters and numbers) on the container or remove them and re-apply them after painting. Decals on shipping containers are important identifiers for use by shipping lines, so their integrity must be maintained. In the case of the used 40ft High Cube Shipping Container illustrated on the right, our client wanted to have a ‘smart’ looking container without having to pay for a [...]

Building and Installing our Shipping Container Racking Kits

How to install our shipping container racking kits Our industrial grade shipping container racking and shelving kits are an extremely popular addition to our range of shipping containers. Designed into neat kits, these self build shelving units come with a massive 600 Kgs UDL (Uniformly Distributed Load) capacity per shelving unit. This is commonly 2-4x the capacity that other shipping container firms offer at a very similar overall price. In this guide we detail how [...]

Repurposing an old 20ft Shipping Container in Birmingham

Recently we took in this old and somewhat rough looking 20ft shipping container from a site in Birmingham city centre. Having been used for storage by the University for some years, this 20ft shipping container was still structurally sound and dry inside and this unit was a prime candidate for refurbishment. As with any shipping container that has been out on site for approx 10 years this container did have some minor defects. Rust on [...]

Sedum Roofing for Shipping Containers

Sedum roofing for shipping containers provides a number of advantages including, disguising the container and attracting more insects and birds. In particular, bees and butterflies are attracted to the sedum and in turn their presence attracts more birds to the area. Rather than having an industrial looking steel roof, with sedum, you can create a lush green covering that looks nice, disguises your container and is good for the local wildlife. Green roofs can reduce [...]

Can you insure the contents of a Shipping Container?

Insure the contents of a shipping container used for storage Yes you can insure the contents of a shipping container that's being used for storage on your site. You container will require a high security lock box and an insurance rated padlock (or a padlock your insurance company will recognise). Typically its much easier to add the contents of your shipping container to an existing policy that already covers site than have a separate insurance [...]

Shipping Containers for the Automotive Industry

Shipping containers are used by the automotive industry for lots of reasons, from storing parts and components to shipping specialist or expensive F1 vehicles to race meetings around the world. We regularly get mechanics and local garages contacting us for the best quality containers for the best market prices. Everyone in the industry loves a deal (so do we!) and this is why if our quotes are not as keen as they should be for [...]