Shipping containers are manufactured throughout the world and are available in a wide range of sizes. However, they are all made to the same width and height dimensions, so that they can be easily transported in any port in the world. This is what makes the shipping container so versatile as it can be modified to be able to transport a wide variety of cargo. Furthermore, it can also be used as a temporary building or a permanent structure.
Modified Shipping Containers
As well as being able to design a completely bespoke modified shipping container, there are also a range of shipping containers that come modified for specific purposes.
- Explosive Magazines
- Training Rooms
- Ablution Block
- Dangerous Goods Containers
- A lot more!
There is a full range of modified shipping containers available, built specifically for a wide variety of purposes. You can even join containers together which allows you to have accommodations, canteens, training rooms and ablution blocks all joined together in one network of containers. This can be an ideal solution on worksites which are located far from civilization since shipping containers are immensely transportable.
Look for Quality
If you are transporting explosives or dangerous goods, then you will need to find a company that can supply modified shipping container that meets the stringent criteria set by the Department of Transport. Price is important, but when you are transporting dangerous cargo, quality must be the number one driving factor. If you can find an Australian company that manufactures its own shipping containers, then this would be ideal as they will be aware of the standards required. Lead time would also be possibly less than if it were supplied by an overseas manufacturer. There are also companies that will offer a full money-back guarantee if you are not happy with your modified shipping container within the first three months. Thus, shop around; it is essential in finding the best manufacturer. The quality of the raw materials is as important as the skill of the metal workers who fabricate the modified shipping containers from scratch. So this is another important aspect to consider when choosing a company to make the modification of a shipping container you require.
Modify your Own Container
If you have your own shipping containers and just require modifications made to them, then this is also possible. You will find that any warranty that you get with the work will be limited, unlike if you purchased a shipping container from the modification company. Before any modifications are carried out, a full checkup of the shipping container may be required.
- Stripping back protective coating to bare metal to check for any signs of corrosion or damage.
- Servicing locks and hinges so that they work properly.
- Ensuring that the ventilation is working and is still weather resistant.
- Ensure that all shelving and flooring are removed before any modification of shipping containers can be made.
When this has been carried out, then structural changes can be made to the shipping containers. Once the work is complete all of the metal will be fully treated to prevent corrosion, and prolong the life of your modified shipping container. Whether you use your own shipping container or buy one brand new, the process is simple and straightforward. Reputable and reliable companies will be able to turn around your design to a high standard in no time at all!