High cube containers are generally available in 10ft, 20ft and 40ft lengths; these are perfect for taller equipment as the high cube provides an extra 1ft in height making the external height of the container 9ft 6ins and the internal height of the container 8ft 9ins. Other than the change in container height, the remaining Container Dimensions of a high cube shipping container remain the same as standard equipment.
Pallet Wide containers are generally available in 20ft and 40ft lengths, their extra width of 8ft internally as oppose to the standard 7ft 7ins means that you can store two pallets next to each other either for storage or shipping purposes.
Refrigerated Containers or “Reefers” are available in 20ft and 40ft lengths and a variety of specifications. With an average temperature range of -28 to +28 (dc), refrigerated containers are often fitted with panic alarms, ramps, lights, locboxes and can even be supplied with GPRS monitoring systems to ensure that the temperature of your items stored is always corrrect.
Open top containers are used for cargo (or stored items) oversized in height, unlike Standard Containers, open tops do not have a steel roof, the top rail above the doors swings out in order to allow over sized cargo to be easily loaded. Your open top container will be supplied with a “tilt” (similar to a tarpaulin) that will act as the roof over the top of your equipment.
Flat rack containers are available in 20ft or 40ft lengths and like open top containers, have no steel roof or steel walls across the 20ft or 40ft side of the unit. Flat rack containers are used to transport heavy, over sized pieces of equipment or machinery, they have lashing points all the way down one side of the unit in order to fix tarpaulin over the equipment or machinery. Flat rack containers are available with collapsible or fixed ends.
Tunnel tainers are only generally available in 20ft lengths as standard, however, we can often convert other Standard shipping container sizes to become tunnel tainers. These containers have standard double doors on both 8ft ends and are perfect for loading smaller items, loading pallets or loading by forklift thus making items more accssible (i.e. you do not have to unload all items at the front of the container to reach the items at the back). Double door or tunnel tainers are also perfect for the containerised self storage industry, their dual entry points mean that along with the erection of a steel bulkhead partition, the 20ft unit can become two 10ft units to maximise return on investment.
Side opening or side loading containers have standard container doors to one end and concertina doors across one 20ft length. Side opening shipping containers were initially manufactured for the military to transport heavy ammunition, therefore they have considerable strength in the flooring (it is worth remembering that this makes the floor much higher as required by the extra steel bearers). Side loading containers are ideal for storing heavier equipment, loading by forklift, for exhibitions or as an easily accessible enclosure for large pieces of machinery.
We currently have available a number of 7ft x 8ft new storage containers across the country. These storage units have single, flat panel doors and a single locking bar and are the perfect solution to your storage problem when space is at a premium. The 7ft containers have a lockbox fitted as standard and therefore are ready to take delivery of your items with the addition of a padlock for security.
16ft containers do not conform to the sizes required by shipping lines to economically fill cargo vessels alongside the standard 20ft and 40ft shipping containers. As a result, no such product exists as a 16ft shipping container. However, we are able to convert 20ft and 40ft shipping containers in either new or used condition to a 16ft storage container by cutting down the unit to meet your needs.
24ft containers do not conform to the sizes required by shipping lines to economically fill cargo vessels alongside the standard 40ft shipping containers. As a result, no such product exists as a 24ft shipping container. However, we are able to convert 40ft shipping containers in either new or used condition to a 24ft storage container by cutting down the unit to meet your needs.
We are able to supply new or used 30ft storage containers. Due to the rigorous standards that shipping containers have to conform to, 30ft containers are only suitable for shipping if they have been cut down from standard ISO 40ft containers and re-tested to become CSC verified, even then they become specialised cargo as they do not fit in with the required “lego formation” of 20ft and 40ft containers on cargo vessels. However, we do occasionally stock 30ft secure storage containers which provide a cheaper option to the conversion works required for a 30ft shipping container.