Generally speaking, the 20’ shipping container is manufactured to carry cargo overseas and through intermodal transport. Once it’s shipping life has run it’s course, however, 20 foot containers have a plethora of diverse uses for re-purposing that can be advantageous in ways most people wouldn’t even think about.
Common Uses –
1. Portable Storage: The primary intended use for 20’ Shipping Containers is for portable on site storage. 20’ Shipping Containers are water-tight and extremely secure giving end users peace of mind when storing their goods. This can range from residential personal on site storage to on base military storage.
2. Construction site offices: Construction companies have used 20’ shipping containers for jobsite offices all over the world for years now. The security and ability to pick up the office container and transport with ease is something that is very appealing to the construction industry.
3. Training Facilities: Due to the strength of 20’ Shipping Containers, Fire Departments and Military Organizations use modified shipping containers for training in their specific lines of work.
4. Building units: Some might not consider it a common use, but as the trend of creative uses for Shipping Containers continues, many more people are looking at these units as building blocks or architectural components in custom container buildings.
The Advantage –
The primary advantage of the 20’ Shipping Container is it’s strength. The dimensions of the container, 20’ in length, 8’ Wide and 8’6” tall comprise what has long been known as the strongest modular structure in the world. It’s this very fact that gives the end user multiple ways to reuse Steel Cargo Containers. Interested in short-term or long-term container leasing? Or considering storage containers for sale? Contact a representative at Container Alliance today for any questions you may have.
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