As freight forwarders we cannot help noticing shipping containers wherever we go and some turn up in the most unexpected places: on a recent visit to Rome to watch Italy v England in the 6 Nations Rugby, we couldn’t miss the bright green branded shipping container lurking amongst columns and ancient Roman ruins opposite the Vittoriano, also known as ‘the Typewriter’
Shipping containers make excellent secure storage containers and with repair works taking place, it didn’t surprise us that the container was there, probably being used to store tools and equipment. Shipping containers are used in many parts of the world as storage, housing, schoolrooms, shops and even as artworks
Shipping containers can be transported by sea and road, they can be stacked and some even have refrigeration units, making them a very flexible and cheap storage solution.
Did you know that shipping lines often sell off older shipping containers? If you are looking at using them for shipping, make sure they are CSC plated, as without it the container will not be allowed on a ship.