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Containers from Afghanistan, a number of shipping containers stuffed with stores and used as accommodation at that location and throughout Afghanistan will be mind boggling - lets guess - 10,000(?) for the UK forces alone.  Many will be left in situ and will not only be a monument and legacy of the campaign but will also prove extremely useful to the local population.  Many will return to the UK and be ‘demobbed’ and find their way back into the used container market.  The military deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan impacted on the availability of shipping turning into storage containers in the UK and when they return there will also be an impact.

As a footnote, it is interesting to reflect that the rise of the shipping container in modern shipping and transportation began with their use for deploying equipment for the Viet Nam war in the 1960’s of what became a global revolution in freight transportation.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

New ones and single trip containers for re-sale and storage were few and far between but that changed a few years back and re-sale of new containers became mainstream. 

The recession has made everyone resourceful and we are finding new opportunities.  Suddenly we are finding many more containers available on sites like e-bay as people either go out of business or look to cash in on assets that are no longer needed.  We have found ourselves buying back many that we have sold previously – and thankfully most of them are still in good nick!  A credit to our painters.  We like to keep a range in stock so we are just as happy to buy back a used unit as we are to buy in new ones – depending on customer requirements.  Whatever type of unit we supply we try to make sure it meets our customers requirements at the right price.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Time was that trading in storage containers was straight forward.  Like many, we came into the business from the freight industry, knowing our way around containers and where we could buy the from when the shipping lines were finished with them.  It was all nice and straight forward.  Shipping lines bought lots of containers every year to use for cargo and they depreciated them every year until they had a low book value then when they arrived somewhere where there was a demand - they sold them.  There was a small market for secure site storage.  Then of course, people started making things with them, like anti-vandal cabins and later on self-storage using shipping containers came along.  In the meantime, the quality of containers increased dramatically and the storage and site services users demanded higher quality and there were some manufacturers that were only too happy to oblige and manufactured containers. The upshot is that there is a real mix of containers in the storage and site services market and those in the container resale business have to keep a sharp eye on how things are changing.

We now buy containers from shipping lines and manufacturers as well as buying them back from customers and also buying from auction sites. Types of containers have changed and expanded too.  As well as the 20ft, we can get up to the 48ft., reefers, half-heights, open tops, refrigerated, flatracks and others.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

In San Antonio, Texas recently constructed this storage container house for a local client to use as a tiny guest house in her artist community. The plan is to also use it as a summer house, an art house and for entertaining. The owner enjoys the shipping container house for its uncluttered, sunlit appeal and the wonderful blue color.

The container was chosen specifically for its bright color. Storage containers are a readily available resource for building because they are usually abandoned by shipping companies. The architects mounted the container on recycled telephone poles, and the floor and walls were covered with bamboo. Sliding doors, windows, heating, air conditioning and an 8 foot by 4 foot bathroom with a composting toilet and red sheet metal walls were also added. A garden storage room was also added at the end of the container, which retains its original access doors. A patio with a cantilevered overhang was added to the front of the house and a rooftop garden with a drip system was installed.

The Architects is a 12-year-old firm based in San Antonio, Texas. If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Supplying storage containers to sports clubs and school, college and university sports departments across the country is something is done regularly. We can  supplied football, rugby, cricket, archery, canoe, sailing, golf, tennis, rowing, athletics, running, hockey, bowls, gymnastics and trampolining clubs among others and even Homing pigeon and allotment societies. 

We can supply you with containers to store your athletic equipment for junior athletics, throws, jumps and strength and conditioning as well as hurdles and sprint equipment for runners.  The containers would be able to offer the range of storing for all your activities it does without having the space to store the equipment so now senior and junior athletes alike can benefit from a better range of equipment for training and competition and allows coaches to deliver higher added value sessions.  We feel sure you'll soon be back for another.

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

 

A great thing about Storage Containers is their versatility. While they are used primarily for shipping or storage, a little imagination can turn them into something completely different.

A charity has recently started using old containers as classrooms in Africa. Computer Aid International has been setting up recycled computers in the new rooms to bring the wonders of computers and the internet to people who may have found it difficult to access books before.

Now, farmers can get updates on the market and nursing students have the opportunity to read the latest research.

And to think all of this started with the help of the humble storage container!

If your interested in a container for a project like this or something similar, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

A relatively new company committed to using recycled steel shipping containers to build sustainable structures. They brought this beautiful example to the West Coast Green Conference, where it won over anyone who wasn’t quite sure that container architecture can be functional and attractive. The Harbinger House, if installed fully-outfitted and with all of the spiffy features available, would cost approximately $175/square foot, which is slightly above the national average for new construction. However, a more moderate home could run you roughly 15% less than the national average, making these pre-fab container homes green in more than one way. 

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Old or New, Storage Containers are always with a great purpose. AZ Container has a varied amount for rent or sale.

New ones and single trip containers for re-sale and storage were few and far between but that changed a few years back and re-sale of new containers became mainstream. 

The recession has made everyone resourceful and we are finding new opportunities.  Suddenly we are finding many more containers available on sites like e-bay as people either go out of business or look to cash in on assets that are no longer needed.  We have found ourselves buying back many that we have sold previously – and thankfully most of them are still in good nick!  A credit to our painters.  We like to keep a range in stock so we are just as happy to buy back a used unit as we are to buy in new ones – depending on customer requirements.  Whatever type of unit we supply we try to make sure it meets our customers requirements at the right price.

If your interested in a container for a project, contact AZ Containers at 877-292-6937 to see how the most basic steel box to a customized, climate controlled storage or workspace with windows, they’ll have your solution on it’s way to you fast.

We aim to provide our customers with a personal, fast and efficient service, which will offer a hassle free solution to any storage problem. More importantly, there are no hidden costs when purchasing  or leasing storage containers from us.

Guam's homes will get their real Christmas trees as soon as today, even as some tree sellers haven't announced whether their shipment has been deemed invasive species-free.

At the Guam Girl Scouts headquarters yesterday in Tamuning, George Washington High School Army Junior ROTC students helped prepare the trees for pickup. Most of the trees had been pre-sold.

Vickie Fish, executive director of the Guam Girl Scouts, said a few insects were found in a tree shipment to Guam, but the Girl Scouts were ready.

"We knew the possibility of fumigation (since the order was placed). We always plan for it just in case," she said. In the 20-plus years she's been involved, the Girl Scouts' annual tree sale program has had to fumigate four or five times, she said. The Girl Scouts takes care to protect the environment, and would never distribute trees that could cause problems, she said.

"(Girl Scouts) learn to have respect and responsibility for themselves and the world around them," she said.

Fish expressed her gratitude for the students' help with the tree sales.

"This is a huge help to us, and (the students) make it fun. ... There's a lot that goes behind the scenes and this effort makes me really proud," she said.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Portable buildings are ideal for temporary homes, offices, work sites or emergency housing and are manufactured from new, ISO standard steel containers, 8'x 20' and 8' x 40' in size, and carry a 10 year structural warranty. Converted by experienced cargo container manufacturers, our buildings can be transported via standard cargo container ships, cargo planes, helicopters, trucks or rail.

Steel Storage Containers do not require foundations or structural assembly, and they are ideal for emergency shelters, temporary housing, portable offices or studios, mining camps, construction housing or field offices, worker housing, portable emergency clinics, storm shelters, military or police posts, forest or mountain cabins, etc. Steel Storage Containers are ideal for many (uses) and we can even provide complete worker "man camps."

Rugged and durable, Steel Storage Containers are ideal for disaster recovery, emergency housing, and harsh conditions. They can withstand natural disasters including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. Without anchoring, our units can resist winds up to 100 mph; and with anchoring, our steel portable buildings can resist winds up to 175 mph.

There are a wide range of models, options, and configurations available with our portable steel containers. We offer containers (with windows, entrance doors, AC 110v/220v electrical wiring, telephone connection, two inches of rigid insulated finished walls/ceiling, and vinyl floor covering. Our storage containers can be modified for  portable emergency water storage and custom models with emergency kitchens. For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.