The future of shipping containers It’s just a plain box made of corrugated steel, about 8 feet tall and 20 or 40 feet long. But the humble shipping container changed our world. How so? This simple box ushered in a new era of international trade. Containerization enabled container shipall sorts of goods to be shipped around the globe, traveling from ship, to rail, to truck, and all without the need for unpacking and repacking the cargo at each step in the journey. These days, there are millions of containers out there. The port of Shanghai alone handles more than 32 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) a year. And everything from the coffee beans for your morning cup of joe to [...]
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Tips before you pack your storage container We all have items that need to be stored, so what do we do? Do we get a box, throw the stuff in, and cram it into any space we can find? We can do this if we don’t care what actually happens to the contents of the storage container, but if you’d like your storage to remain intact, you’ll need to put just a little more effort into your packing. Pick the right container unit Choosing the right type of container for your storage makes a big difference in how protected your items will be. Choose the right size, color, and be sure to check out the handles and lid. Remember [...]
Where to begin with your portable storage needs There are various reasons why you might need to look into storage options. Maybe you’re moving from your old house before your new place is ready? Perhaps you’re down-sizing and your new home does not have enough room for all your treasured items? Or you’ve just inherited Aunt Sally’s furniture and you want to save it for when your daughter gets her own place. Whatever the reason there are a few things you should know about storage. If your household goods need to be put into storage for any length of time, your moving company may provide this service. Ask your movers and have them prepare a quote. Even if it costs [...]