Things to Consider When Choosing a Shipping Container

Shipping containers are useful for the storage and transportation of items, when you are moving home or if you are a business that exports or imports products. There are different shipping containers available.


Shipping containers vary in size. When choosing a shipping container, consider how much storage space you will need. When looking at shipping containers, external and internal measurements will be listed. The description accompanying each shipping container will describe the recommended uses for it. This includes home or business use.


Shipping containers can be used to hold spare furniture, garden tools, business papers and sporting equipment. You can purchase or hire a shipping container depending on your needs. If you are hiring a container, there will be a daily cost and there may or may not be a limit as to how long you can hire the container for. Hiring a container will also include the removal of the container when you no longer require it.


Shipping containers can withstand wind and water, as well as rodents. Shipping containers are typically made from steel which resists corrosion, making the shipping container a long-lasting investment. Additional features may also be available, including ventilation, shelving and lighting. They can also feature roller or side doors, windows or shutters, work benches, electricity, access ramps and security bars and locking. Some shipping containers will also include an interior emergency opening mechanism.

Shipping containers can be refrigerated to allow for cold storage. They can also be insulated or fitted with a kitchen. Additionally, they can be painted in a variety of colours to improve their appearance. If you are using your shipping container for business purposes, a logo can be printed on to the container.

There are shipping containers available that feature open sides. This means that there are doors on either side of the container which can be folded out to create an open space. These containers can be suitable for storing large items that may not fit through traditional container doors. They can also be used as a display during shows and events or as a small retail area.

You can also purchase a used shipping container. Used shipping containers are available in a range of conditions, including minimal wear and tear, obvious wear and tear and rust. These containers will be listed as either structurally sound or that no structural integrity is guaranteed. Additionally, these shipping containers may feature proofing against weather effects such as rain and wind.

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Coast to Coast: The Big Move

Hello, my name is Emma. I am originally from Brisbane, but last year our family decided to move to a little seaside town on the Western Coast of Australia. I have a husband, two kids and a dog, so organising the move wasn't easy. Thankfully, we found a fantastic moving company who helped us to pack our things and load the truck that would transport out things across the country. They even arranged for our surplus things to be placed in a secure storage unit. I was so pleased with the service and learned a lot about big moves, so I decided to start this blog.