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Although a steel shipping container is traditionally used for exporting goods, in recent years the use one as a good value and reliable means of storage has become widespread. Containers Direct sell this product to a diverse range of customers, including farms, garage businesses, rugby clubs and educational institutes.

The best value storage container

One reason why the steel shipping container has become so popular is its value for money. The UK has a surplus of containers shipped into the country, as we import more goods than we export. Imported goods arrive in shipping containers and the surplus containers are the sold on for use as cheap storage. With the container now being classed as 'second hand', the cost to the buyer is a fraction of the cost of a purpose built site storage unit.

Plated containers for shipping

If you do purchase your steel shipping container with the primary purpose of shipping goods, it is important to check your container is certified and plated to comply with ISO requirements. Basically this means the container can be stacked for cost effective overseas delivery.

Customising steel shipping containers for storage

Any steel shipping container we have in stock is suitable for storage use as it is, but we also offer a conversion service whereby we cut down these containers to any required size for the customer, as shipping containers mostly come in standard sizes of 8ft x 20ft or 8ft x 40ft. This process also allows the opportunity fit new doors, bettter suited to storage use than shipping, or to relocate the doors along the side of the container. The doors on shipping containers are always positioned at the front end, as you can see from this 20ft model. Side fitted doors are more convenient for access and siting your container in smaller spaces. If an aesthetically pleasing appearance is important to the customer, repainting can be done in a wide range of colours.

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