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Use a Shipping Container for Dry Storage

By May 19th, 2020 About Containers No Comments
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Storing goods, items, or anything of importance requires proper protection and security. Strong and durable, a shipping container has become a very popular and cost effective solution for all dry storage needs. Shipping containers are suitable for a multitude of industries/applications, as they are specifically designed to keep products dry when weather can be unpredictable.

Quality Protection

Built to travel long distances overseas, shipping containers are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions. Constructed of high quality steel, containers are wind and watertight.  They come standard with double doors that seal up tight.  Dependable and durable, a cargo container will ensure the stored products stay dry and maintain their condition. The most common size options are 20ft shipping containers and 40ft shipping containers.  However, Container Technology can provide storage containers for sale in various sizes/with plenty of space to accommodate any storage needs.

Strong Security

In addition to keeping stored items dry, shipping containers provide a level of security that avoids any worries. These units come equipped with lockable heavy duty double doors, keeping out any unwanted guests like rodents. Additional security locks or lock boxes can always be added as well.  These options provide an extra level of security, as they prevent bolt cutters from accessing/cutting the lock. Both new one trip containers and used shipping containers are solid options for short term or long term storage. 

Ventilation is Key

Proper ventilation is necessary to maintain the temperature of stored items. If you are storing materials that contain harmful gases or chemicals, ventilation is especially important. Shipping containers come standard with small pressure vents to allow the unit to breathe. A variety of modifications are also available to further improve ventilation. Rooftop turbine vents, exhaust fans, or full HVAC cooling/heating systems can be installed to meet any specific need.

Container Technology has storage containers for sale or rent to suit any and all of your needs. For more information on how you can keep your products dry and safe call (877) 670-0229 or get an online quote.

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New One Trip vs. Used Containers: Which is Right?

By April 7th, 2015 About Containers 1 Comment
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Congratulations! You’ve done the research and decided that a shipping container is the best option for your on-site storage. But now you need to decide whether a new one trip container or a used container is right for you.

In choosing whether to purchase or lease a new one trip container or a used container it is important to consider your shipping container needs.

New One Trip Containers

20ft-one-trip-container-web New one trip containers are ideal for those who are looking for the highest level of quality, durability, and aesthetics. New one trip containers are usually less than a year old, used only once when shipped from their overseas manufacturer. In pristine condition, new one trip containers are never exposed to the rigors of a marine environment or container depot. They are a solid one color with no shipping logos or signs of wear and are equipped with a factory lock box.

New one trip containers are the best choice for those wishing to modify a shipping container for use as residence or office. We offer a wide variety of container modifications and can convert a container to your specifications.

New one trip containers are also ideal if ensuring the condition of the container’s contents is a concern. The excellent condition of a new one trip containers ensures that important items such as medical supplies, electrical equipment, or even your prized possessions will remain in pristine condition.

Used Containers

20ft-cargo-worthy-container2 Used containers are ideal for those who are less concerned with aesthetics and are looking to bridge the gap between function and cost. Built to last, used shipping containers will last for years to come. Used containers are typically 8-12 years old and are sourced from international shipping services. Reflecting the rigors of the shipping process; used containers vary in color and often have shipping logos, superficial dents and scratches, and rust from the exposed steel of the container oxidizing. A popular option for those looking to extend the both the life and the aesthetic appeal of their container are refurbished containers.

Used containers are the best choice for those who are looking for effective storage solutions or other nonresidential uses. Some examples include file and record storage, boat and recreational vehicle storage, and construction storage. We also offer modifications for used containers to meet your unique storage needs.

Whether you have decided to purchase or lease your shipping container, let us help you with finding your perfect container. For more information give us a call at 877-670-0229 or fill out an online quote request form.

Have you considered Double Door One Trip Containers?

By December 5th, 2013 About Containers 13 Comments
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Typical shipping containers come with a double cargo door on one end of the container.  This door opens in two sections allowing the entire interior end of the container to be accessed.  In the used ISO shipping container world, the only option available is containers with cargo doors on one end (unless you have additional aftermarket doors installed).  New containers or “one trip” containers (as they are often called) are built in the container factories and shipped to the United States with cargo (only one time).  They are considered one trip containers because they are only used once and not utilized for international shipping service.

Double door one trip containers are built under the same ISO specifications as a standard shipping container.  However, they have two sets of double cargo doors on both ends as opposed to double doors on one end only.  Both sets of cargo doors have the same locking assembly and weather tight door seals that keep your items safe, secure and protected from the elements.

The Advantages

Access ­- Double door one trip containers are simply more accessible.  With openings on both ends, you can access more items with ease (creating a more flexible and efficient storage solution).   You won’t have to worry about how you load your items into the container as you can access your items from both ends.  It will prevent you from having to unload and reload the container to access the items you stored in the back. Since you have double doors on both ends, there is no back and no front to the container.  The back of the storage container becomes the front and the front of the storage container becomes the back!

Condition –  A one trip container is new (other than being used one time).  You get a virtually blemish free storage container with a fresh coat of paint on the interior and exterior.  A one trip shipping container does not have any surface rust and very rarely has any dents or dings.  The floor of a one trip cargo container does not have the years of wear and tear that is consistent with that of a used shipping container floor.  You also have the luxury of a lock box on the doors of a one trip container.  Most used shipping containers do not come equipped with a lock box on the doors.  New or one trip containers come standard with lock boxes on the cargo doors. When it comes to condition, a new or one trip container is hard to beat versus a 10­15 year old used shipping container.

Cost ­- We have many clients that come to us with customization needs.  We often get requests to have a used container painted, have a roll up door or personnel door added and have a lock box installed on the cargo doors.  We have found that in some cases it can be more cost effective to purchase a one trip double door container as opposed to modify a used container to suit your needs.

So the next time you are thinking about buying a container for storage, consider the possibility of going with a one trip double door storage container.  Contact us today for a quote!