Almost 90% of global trade is done by sea which needs a huge attention to get it moved safely. Initially, while loading or unloading, every item was moved one by one to the ship which takes a lot of time. Then in 1950’s shipping containers were introduced and with little modification it is still in use. Shipping of commodities is risky and needs to be handling with care; for this purpose high quality storage units were built for the safety of product to prevent it from damage while moving from one place to another. Buy used shipping containers in Sydney are made up of hard steel in huge size to store a large amount of exporting /importing products. They are 100% reusable for many purposes. A shipping unit needs regular inspection and should be ISO certified to use for transportation.
Global trade boomed with the discovery of new trade routes and advancement of technology in shipping companies. But due to imbalance of trade very few amount of containers get back to their port of shipment because of the high transportation cost. That’s why a large amount of containers are available at very low cost around the world. Containers are of different types; designed according to the requirement of shipment. They can be general, temperature controlled, open roof or sides and flat rack.
General containers are simple and large in size; specifically used for the transportation of dry items which does not need intensive care. However, temperature controlled containers used to move perishable item and temperature is set according to need of product. They can be refrigerated to keep the items cool or can be insulated as required by the cargo. Open roof or open side containers are used for those products which need air or ventilation; these are normally oversized items and flat rack are used for the items which are large in size such as machinery or pipes; it can be placed from top or sides of container. Flat rack containers come in two different kinds which are collapsible or non-collapsible.
Shipping containers are hired or provided on rent to move the products but when they get damaged and could not meet the requirements of international organization of standard (ISO) or not able to reuse; they sold out at low prices. You have options either buy or hire the container by acknowledging your need; hiring a container can use for shipment, temporary storage and temporary accommodation. You can also buy it for the purpose of resale after modification or use it as a permanent residence. Damaged containers can be use with some creativity; they can be changed into storage, remote houses, office setups. In most of countries, people who cannot afford to buy a house can purchase a container to make it home.