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

Alternative Uses for Used Shipping Containers

Written by Economic Development Jobs on December 20, 2016. Posted in 2nd hand containers for sale, Portable office containers, Shipping container swimming pool

Climate controlled containers

Some things are more difficult to recycle. Take shipping containers for example. They are extremely large and heavy. They are made out of a ton of aluminum and steel, both quality materials. However, the shipping containers would be difficult to break down. For this reason, many used shipping containers are sitting in storage, unused. There are currently over 17 million shipping containers in circulation globally with the number of active shipping containers at more than 5 million. In total, they make around 200 million trips a year, according to Billie Box. There are, however, many under recognized uses for these used shipping containers.

Mobile office

Many employment positions require some type of a mobile office. Construction project managers may be required to remain on the si