Shipping Container

Delivery of Shipping Containers in the UK

HOW ARE SHIPPING AND STORAGE CONTAINERS DELIVERED?

You will have seen hundreds of shipping containers on the move along motorways during your travels, you might have even caught sight of a container vessel whilst on a ferry journey! But how could one of these giant storage boxes be delivered to your site? 3J Services Ltd work with a group of specially selected, …

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HOW ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS VENTILATED?

This may sound obvious, but, shipping containers are designed and manufactured to be shipped around the world in high seas and in all weather conditions and environments.  Thus, by their very design, shipping containers can only offer limited ventilation. Shipping containers are manufactured with vents.  Older, used containers tend to have four vents, two each …

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WHAT ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS MADE FROM?

Although shipping containers may look like a simple steel box for storage, their initial reason for manufacture is to be stacked several units on high on a container vessel whilst being loaded with tonnes of goods of a wide variety.  Therefore, there is much more to their design and manufacture than you may initially think! …

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WHAT GROUND OR FOUNDATIONS SHOULD I PUT MY STORAGE CONTAINER ON?

The four corners of shipping containers must be level, if this is not achieved, the shipping container doors will ‘rack’ or become misaligned which will cause recurring issues in opening and closing the container doors. Similarly, from a maintenance point of view, it is recommended that the container is elevated slightly from the ground to …

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CAN I BUILD A HOUSE WITH SHIPPING CONTAINERS?

The short answer is yes! But, like anything in life, that is very dependent on the funds available to you! Modern media would have us believe that building a home out of a shipping container is a quick, easy and cost effective process, however, it is not quite as simple as this and a great …

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A USED SHIPPING CONTAINER?

​Contrary to popular belief, used shipping containers provide excellent secure, dry storage. When purchasing a used shipping container, you can expect a sturdy, robust steel structure with no holes. You can expect a fully weather proof ex shipping container with fully working door gear, vents and a marine ply floor. You can expect 10-15 years …

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HOW SECURE ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS?

​Shipping containers, like your home, car, or garage, are as secure as you are willing to make them! Like any belongings, we would recommend keeping your container close to a well lit area, if possible with CCTV cameras and high foot traffic.  We would recommend having a security lockbox fitted to your container doors. These …

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ARE SHIPPING CONTAINERS WEATHER PROOF?

Shipping containers are the perfect way to protect your items from the elements. The raised marine ply floor of shipping containers mean that they will not absorb water from the ground. The all steel construction of a shipping container makes them wholly weather proof, even the vents are designed to ensure that water cannot ingress. Shipping …

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