Nine Reasons Why Shipping Containers Are The Perfect Vessels For Construction

Written by Economic Development Jobs on February 12, 2020. Posted in Concession stand container, Office in container, Shipping container swimming pool

If you’re looking to build job site trailers, portable offices, new homes or you just need some extra space, you can’t go wrong with using shipping containers. Whether you know it or not, it’s estimated there are upwards of 24 million unused, retired shipping containers around the globe and many are only used for 10-15 years before they are retired.


But shipping containers can be extremely versatile tools that represent a world of possibilities for those with a creative mind and a little patience. Here are nine good reasons why shipping containers should be part of any building project.

  • Portable shipping containers can last 20 years or more with proper maintenance. In fact, steel shipping containers can last 25 years or more.
  • Shipping containers are made from recycled steel and are very eco-friendly because they are recyclable.
  • Shipping containers can even be used in hurricane and tornado-heavy areas because they can be anchored with pylons and can w