Problems Solved by Placing Shipping Containers on Wheels

Problems Solved by Placing Shipping Containers on Wheels

 

One of the options that we offer on a shipping container is wheels.  This is called a chassis. Adding wheels to a shipping container solves many issues for businesses that have special needs for their containers. 

Shipping Containers on Wheels

A business needs their shipping storage container to be at a certain height to reach a loading dock.  They need the container to be easily moved around a distribution center. Having a chassis attached to the container allows business owners to complete these tasks without problems. 

A shipping container on wheels is also a great asset for businesses that have to move a container into areas where the roads are less than desirable. Some remote areas may not be able to accommodate a semi-truck delivery of a container. By having the container on wheels, you can tow the container yourself to a remote location. 

Another benefit of having the shipping container on wheels is its ability to be put into motion instantly. Many government entities, charities, and businesses have found that they need to reach an area and set up their office quickly.  An example is a disaster-hit area. Having the container able to be hooked up to a truck and moved within minutes is beneficial to all. 

In most cases, we use a 6-wheel chassis system with a goose-neck hookup that can be pulled by any heavy-duty pickup truck.  You will need the right hitch. This solution is perfect for many different businesses and entities that need portability for their container. 

Our containers that have a chassis built in have all the necessary supports in place to ensure that when your container is moving, the integrity of the container remains high. Your container will arrive at its next location ready to use. 

Customized Containers Reduce Business Overhead 

Options are limitless with shipping containers!  You can customize your shipping container with a chassis.  In addition, you can have two containers connected for larger office space.  Again, options are limitless!  Repurposing these cargo containers into something your business needs saves you money and time. 

Shipping containers are sturdy.  They are weather-resistant and are easy to maintain. Easily convert them into any type of space.  Plus, hey can be made mobile. The lifespan of these containers averages two decades.  This makes them much more affordable than new construction.  Give us a call or email.  We look forward to helping you!

 

 

Portable Shipping Containers and the Military

Portable Shipping Containers and the Military

Military shipping containers. The military faces many challenges each day that are not combat-related.  The military is called in to help during natural disasters around the country.  Portables360 can assist with your cold storage solutions when this happens.  One of the military’s primary duties when providing disaster relief, after security has been established, is creating housing for the displaced survivors of the disaster and portable storage containers offer a viable solution. 

Portable shipping containers are a resourceful way of creating secure housing that is affordable, durable, and easy to transport into any area of the world. These containers can quickly be converted into temporary living quarters. Containers can be customized for a comfortable living space that is safe, secure, and weather-resistant. 

Portable Shipping Containers and the Military

Pop-Up Barracks 

Another potential military use for portable shipping containers is housing for the troops when they have been deployed. Portable shipping containers are easy to move around the world and are secure and sturdy enough to provide safe shelter for troops anywhere that they may need to go. Portable shipping containers are also available in 10 foot, 20 foot and 40 foot sizes.

The military can also benefit from using these portable shipping containers as temporary housing on U.S. bases as the military continues to upgrade the barracks on our own bases. 

repurposed portable shipping container used for military barracks

Storage Facilities 

When the military is moving supplies overseas or around the country, having customized portable shipping containers can make the job easier. These secure containers have only one entrance.  This makes them easy to keep locked. They are air-tight and weather-resistant.  Therefore, anything that you ship will stay in its best condition. 

Refrigerated portable shipping containers are perfect for shipping food products and medical supplies. Temperatures can be set so that the products can remain at a specific temperature or be frozen.  

All portable shipping containers can be customized with shelving and electricity so that you can move the products in the best way possible with reduced loss and increased security. Portables360 can customize a portable shipping container to suit your needs.

Portable shipping containers have also been very successful in housing generators when the military needs to bring power into an area. The generator unit can be placed inside the container.  An exhaust port can be customized to the roof of the container.  The generator is protected while in use. 

Portable Command Center 

portable storage containers in the military

Portable shipping containers are also handy to convert into a portable command center. Since the military is called into areas where there may not be an active base, a container can be retrofitted to work as a command center for any operation. 

These portable shipping containers can be wired for electricity, have air conditioning, and have all the customized needs such as work areas, shelving, and entrances placed into the unit to make it fully functional. 

 

 

DIY Grow Room From a Shipping Container

DIY Grow Room From a Shipping Container

DIY grow rooms are becoming extremely popular.  They’re easy to set up.  Easy to maintain.  Therefore, they have the potential to be very lucrative.

Shipping containers are an economical way to build a home, an office, or a storage facility. But now they’re a perfect solution for grow rooms.  While containers have been converted into emergency centers for disaster areas, pop-up restaurants, and even workshops, their scope is much more grand.  It’s not just a craze.  Shipping containers are beneficial as grow rooms.  Check out the video below about setting up a shipping container grow room:

Creating a container DIY grow room from a shipping container offered by Portables360 is an effective way to grow fresh foods in areas where growing may not seem practical. DIY grow room technology, especially those for hydroponic growing systems, have advanced significantly over the last few years. Now, just about anyone with a desire to grow food can make it happen in a shipping container.  

Shipping Container Grow Room – Benefits

Hydroponic Growing Is Better for The Environment 

Some people want a DIY grow room because they want to grow fresh foods in an area where you cannot grow plants in the ground. If a property does not have room for a dirt garden, it may have an area where a 20′ container can be placed.  Voila!  A growing area is started. 

green plants in a row with automatic watering system

Fresh organic green leaves lettuce salad plant in hydroponics vegetable farm system

Others choose shipping container grow rooms because they are a very cost-effective way to create a hydroponic growing system. Many growers and farmers turn to hydroponic growing because it is better for the environment. Plants are grown in a nutrient-filled solution that takes a third of the water required to grow plants in the ground. The use of the solution also eliminates the need for a lot of soil for growing. This allows the soil at these farms to “heal”.  Soils become nutrient-rich again for the future. 

Using insulated shipping containers also allows the farmers and growers to manage all of the growing conditions for the plants. Plants are held at a specific temperature, moisture, and humidity level. The container row system also eliminates the need for using harmful pesticides.  They aren’t needed because the plants are being grown in a controlled environment. 

A final benefit of a container grow system is the ability to produce more food for longer periods of time. Because all of the conditions for growing the food are controlled, you will get a larger yield from your plants and can grow year-round.  The seasons will not affect the interior temperature of the container. It is a very simple solution to growing fresh foods that could help people around the world. 

Growing Beyond the Ordinary

A common use for a DIY grow room is vegetables.  Many farmers also grow marijuana in shipping containers.  The benefits are numerous.  Security is of utmost importance.  Also, privacy and quality control are paramount.  Finally, affordability rounds out the benefits.

Having access to fresh vegetables is another reason that many people opt for a storage container garden. Being able to grow your food in an area where putting a garden into the ground is not feasible makes shipping containers a perfect choice. Growing your vegetables in a sealed container also helps manage pests and keeps unwanted guests out of your garden.

For those who cultivate marijuana, shipping containers offer multiple benefits. A secured location allows you to protect your crops while the controlled environment helps you grow the best crop. A shipping container garden provides you with the privacy you need to protect yourself and your crop. The final benefit of setting up this type of grow area is the cost savings you will enjoy. Shipping container growing areas are more affordable than brick and mortar buildings.

Whether you are a traditional farmer or a new-age farmer, shipping containers offer a practical way to garden. Contact Portables360 to learn more about buying or leasing a shipping container, as well as our add-on options to help you create the perfect grow-room.

 

Garden in a Box 

Garden in a Box 

Shipping container garden. Growing plants in shipping containers has become increasingly popular as an economical choice for having a shipping container garden.  Shipping containers are being used for building homes, storage units, and even health care clinics in remote destinations. Many organizations have found these upcycled containers to be perfect for transporting goods.  Setting up service centers in disaster zones is another vital use for containers. Now a new use has been found for shipping containers: farming or gardening. 

Shipping containers are a perfect solution for gardening, specialty crops, or making space to grow fresh food in an area without available land. These containers can be fitted with shelving, grow lights, watering systems, and everything else you would need to grow fresh food and specialty plants or flowers.  Portable360 can modify your shipping container with the following add on options.

shipping container garden

Imagine the possibilities.  

Imagine a restaurant creating a shipping container garden behind their venue so that they have “fresh to table” options. An apartment complex can start a community garden for residents to enjoy. Farmers that want to increase crop output or raise specialty crops can use containers and reserve their ground space for other plants.  

You can control the temperature and growing conditions in a shipping container much easier than having to rely on the weather. Refrigerated containers are perfectly insulated.  If you need ultra-controlled growing conditions, you can opt for a refrigerated container. 

A New Resource For Schools  

Many schools have stopped offering classes or clubs related to gardening or agriculture. Many school districts try to devote their limited space to technology and science. A shipping container garden, however, can be the perfect option to teach children how to grow their food. 

A container garden is also the perfect way to teach children the science behind growing plants, soil management and conservation.  Even teaching innovative growing methods like hydroponics is possible in a recycled shipping container. 

shipping container garden

Cost Effective Farming Method 

One of the best benefits of a shipping container garden is the fact that these containers are very affordable. It is just more cost-effective to purchase a new or used shipping container and convert it into a growing area than it is to construct a greenhouse. Everyone can benefit from how affordable these containers are when used as a place to grow crops.  The durability of a mobile storage container garden versus a traditional greenhouse is also a huge benefit.

Another benefit to growing food in a recycled portable container is how quickly you can bring your crops to harvest. In a controlled growing space like a shipping container, you can bring your crops to harvest in a matter of weeks for fast-growing foods because you always control the growing conditions. You do not have to worry about pest infestations, wild animals, or drought and heat issues slowing your growing season. 

Pharmaceutical Storage

Pharmaceutical Storage

Pharmaceutical products must be managed carefully after production to ensure their quality until they reach the end consumer. This is especially important when it comes to temperature control. Many pharmaceutical products can lose their potency.  They may become harmful if they are subjected to extreme heat or cold.

In fact, some medications like vaccines need to be kept cold at all times because of their components. Allowing these medicines to become warm before use makes them ineffective.

Customizable climate controlled storage container

Pharmaceutical Storage Solutions

Storing pharmaceutical products requires a secure storage container that offers temperature and humidity control. The easiest solution that meets these guidelines is refrigerated shipping containers.

A refrigerated container offers you a secure space to store your pharmaceutical products. The thick walls prevent anyone from tampering with the unit and trying to enter it.  The single entrance is easy to secure. You can also place the unit in a position that allows for easy monitoring of the entrance.

The interior of the unit can be customized with shelving or other racks for storage. Lighting can be installed for convenience and safety. The cooling system can be monitored from the outside at all times.  This will reduce the number of times the unit needs to be opened.  In this way, efficient climate control is achieved.

The cooling unit on the container is also designed to circulate the air within the container instead of just pumping in cool air. Circulated air ensures that all the product receives consistent cooling. This eliminates the potential for damage to pharmaceuticals placed near the end of the unit.  Consistent temperature is imperative for pharmaceutical storage.

storage of medications in climate controlled shipping containers

Emergency Services and Disaster Relief

Refrigerated shipping containers also provide a great way to move pharmaceutical products into emergency areas or areas where disasters have struck. These secure storage containers are easy to transport and can bring in viable and essential medications to areas in crisis.

Storage containers are also the right choice for moving pharmaceutical products and vaccinations into areas where there is limited access to medication. Health organizations and charity groups can help those in need by transporting medications and vaccinations into third-world areas without the threat of unauthorized access or spoilage.

Benefit Of Cold Storage Containers

Pharmacies and medical centers can also benefit from secure cold storage units at their place of business. Using a secure storage container is a cost-effective way of pharmaceutical storage without having to make significant changes to a building. If your business needs additional space, you can use a storage container for your pharmaceutical products instead of building additional storage space or having to move your business.