5 Things You Should Never Put in a Shipping Container
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by SECURE
9h ago
If you have recently found a shipping container to use as a storage unit or are looking into purchasing or renting one for such use, you are likely considering what you intend to store in it and how that will work. However, before you decide on this matter, you should understand the restrictions pertaining to what can and cannot be kept in a shipping container to ensure your plans start on the right foot. After all, while there are many different things that a shipping container is perfect for storing, from old furniture and holiday decorations to tools and seasonal clothing items, there are ..read more
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Sea Can vs. Metal Shed: Which One Is Right for You?
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by SECURE
1M ago
Sea cans have been growing in popularity within the world of personal storage lately, but what exactly are they? “Sea can” is a nickname given to shipping containers, which are intermodal steel containers that are used mainly by manufacturers and retailers to transport products from one place to another quickly and efficiently. Generally, the walls of a sea can are reinforced with an inner frame, and the floor is thickly padded for the optimal protection of cargo during transport. Sea cans, which typically come in two standard sizes—20-foot or 40-foot—have the space to hold thousands of kilog ..read more
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How to Keep Moisture Out of Sea Containers
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by SECURE
3M ago
Without a doubt, the number one enemy of sea containers is moisture. The accumulation of moisture can ultimately result in the development of mould and corrosion. It can even eventually lead to structural damage, compromising the integrity of the container and negatively impacting its longevity. When moisture gets into a container and causes such issues, not only does this impact the container itself, but it can also damage its contents by exposing them to moisture, which could fill them with mould or mildew. Unfortunately, condensation, known as “cargo sweat,” is a quite common issue in many ..read more
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5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Revive Your Sea Cans
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by SECURE
4M ago
When the snow finally melts as winter transitions into spring, our full energies usually revive, and everyone begins to feel more productive and motivated for spring cleaning. Of course, getting your home decluttered and organized after a long winter will be your top priority. Still, you should make sure to also save room in your schedule for spring cleaning in other areas as well—like your shipping container! Although sea cans are not often considered for deep cleaning, they can benefit from thorough maintenance just as much as your home. In fact, putting the time and effort into such mainte ..read more
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Shipping Container Rentals: 3 Important Factors to Consider
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by SECURE
5M ago
Have you recently downsized your house and found you’ve run out of space to store all of your furniture? Maybe you’re decluttering your living space, but have too many things to keep, or you have seasonal tools, decorations, and other items that you want to store until needed. Regardless of the cause, finding reliable storage options is a must. However, these days, traditional storage facilities are becoming increasingly expensive. Fortunately, there is a new storage solution that is just as reliable and more cost-effective: shipping container storage. After shipping containers have been used ..read more
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Can You Store Furniture in a Shipping Container?
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by SECURE
6M ago
Whether your business is in the midst of renovating its office space and everything needs to be cleared out in the meantime, or you recently had a loved one pass, and you inherited their belongings, when you have an excessive amount of furniture to deal with and nowhere to put it, it can be stressful.  With real estate prices constantly increasing, many people are downsizing their homes, which also leads to an excess of furniture and nowhere to store it. Furniture is often quite large and bulky and, thus, takes up a significant amount of space, meaning it takes considerably more effort t ..read more
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Do You Need a Permit for Shipping Containers?
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by SECURE
8M ago
If you’re looking to buy a shipping container, perhaps to set up some offices for your construction site, start a pop-up shop or fulfill another business need, then you need to prepare for any legal challenges that could affect the success of your project. The use of shipping containers in other areas of business beyond transport and storage has become quite commonplace. But if it’s your first time getting one, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the legal matters involved in setting up shipping containers structures. So, do you need a permit for a shipping container? Historical ..read more
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Sustainable Shipping: How the Storage Container Industry Is Working Towards a Carbon-Free Future
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by SECURE
8M ago
According to a report released by the National Centres for Environmental Information, the combined temperature of our planet’s land and oceans increased by an average of 0.14 degrees Fahrenheit (0.08 degrees Celsius) per decade between 1880 and 1980. Since 1981, however, this rate of increase has more than doubled to 0.32 degrees Fahrenheit (0.18 degrees Celsius) per decade. This global warming crisis has already resulted in extreme and deadly weather events, forced displacement, the endangerment and extinction of several animal species, and food shortages in multiple places. Unfortunately, i ..read more
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6 Important Things to Look For Before Renting a Commercial Shipping Container
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by SECURE
9M ago
Believe it or not, although shipping containers have been traditionally used for freight for many years, this is not the only thing they are good for. In fact, in recent times, commercial shipping containers for rent have been increasingly used as an alternative storage solution for people to rent or buy and store their personal belongings or business inventory.  Commercial shipping containers are sizable and versatile. Additionally, they can be placed anywhere, making them the perfect storage unit for many items, both big and small. These same features also make it possible to convert t ..read more
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6 Ways Sea Cans Are Used for Disaster Relief
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by SECURE
10M ago
In a disaster, you need all the help you can get. Regardless of the scale, many problems need to be solved. Solutions must be quickly implemented and need to be effective.  With every second counting, you must avoid making any mistakes. In an emergency, you need fast, versatile solutions for staying organized, safe, and protected.  Sea cans, also known as shipping containers, are the perfect asset during a disaster. They are strong, waterproof, theft-resistant, and easily transported. They can store items and equipment and act as temporary offices, first aid rooms, and muster points ..read more
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