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Home gyms, swimming pools and pop-up stores

Home gyms, swimming pools and pop-up stores

With home prices skyrocketing across the country, more and more Canadians (and also Americans) started looking for alternative building materials. Shipping containers are a popular choice for many thanks to their modular design, availability and pricing. Well, not so much anymore. The supply of shipping containers has greatly diminished since the start of the pandemic […]

The ability to repair shipping containers – what can and cannot be done

The ability to repair shipping containers – what can and cannot be done

Other than customizing shipping containers and adding on a ton of cool features such as new paint jobs, roll-up doors and insulation, our team of container modification specialists spends a lot of time fixing and repairing damaged units. Due to their variety of applications, containers can get all sorts of damages from job sites or […]

China’s Monopoly on Shipping Container Manufacturing

China’s Monopoly on Shipping Container Manufacturing

A recent article from The Load Star has brought to attention a glaring problem surrounding the world of shipping containers and chassis manufacturing. Specifically, the vast majority of shipping container and chassis production occurs exclusively in China. Recent constraints on the supply of containers and chassis in the Western world has made it noticeable that […]

Getting ready for spring – shipping container tips

Getting ready for spring – shipping container tips

With spring fast approaching, we’ve got a couple of tips on how to best prepare your shipping container for the weather change. This includes some tips on how to arrange your winter lease return and also how to convert your winter container for potential summer uses. WINTER RETURNS In order to return your winter rental, […]

Russia-Ukraine tensions and its effect on the supply chain

Russia-Ukraine tensions and its effect on the supply chain

Over the past nearly 3 years, the world has been faced with a health crisis that has strained our economies and has interrupted the flow of international trade. Increases in COVID-19 case numbers inside factories, ports, and retail stores slowed down the production process which caused a supply shortage across the world. At the other […]

The Coolest Custom Container Applications We’ve Seen and Done.

The Coolest Custom Container Applications We’ve Seen and Done.

Having been around for over 30 years, we’ve been fortunate enough to participate in bringing some very interesting and innovative client visions for their modified containers to life. We selected a few of our memorable projects to share and hopefully, inspire your own customer container modification. Water filtration system. One of our customers tasked us […]

Sustainable Shipping Container Manufacturing

Sustainable Shipping Container Manufacturing

One of the greatest global concerns we are facing is climate change. The negative effects we’ve felt, including the melting of ice caps, changing weather patterns and the danger to many animal species have given rise to a movement towards sustainability and self-sustenance. Nations and their representatives have been debating the best approach to shifting […]

Shipping Container Technology We’d Like to See

Shipping Container Technology We’d Like to See

The shipping industry is unlike the smart-tech industry, meaning that we don’t expect to see breakthrough innovations and design changes every year. We’ve actually mentioned in previous blog posts how the design and features associated with shipping containers have remained more or less constant throughout the decades, since they were first introduced. This is expected […]

WHY SHIPPING CONTAINER STORAGE FACILITIES MAKE SENSE

WHY SHIPPING CONTAINER STORAGE FACILITIES MAKE SENSE

We regularly examine the pros and cons of building anything and everything out of shipping containers, although generally, there tends to be very few cons (yes, we know we might be a little bit biased). Something that we’ve wanted to talk about for a bit of time now is how shipping containers can be used […]