While the shortage of containers for cargo transportation is in an acute phase all over the world, resourceful entrepreneurs give a second life to old containers that have gone out of circulation.
Of course, each of us has seen construction change houses made on the basis of 20- and 40-foot containers, but human imagination is limitless. Let’s look at the most interesting solutions and freight broker training schools.
This design has a number of advantages, the main of which is its cost. The container has a sufficiently high strength, mobility, speed of collection of multi-module structures and tightness. However, it should be taken into account here that the peculiarities of thermal conductivity will not allow you to simply unload the container on the ground and live in it even in the warmest regions of our country. It is necessary to lay a high-quality “cushion” from the foundation to isolate the floor of the future house from the temperature effects of the earth. At the same time, in hot climatic zones, the container heats up rather quickly, which can cause discomfort when inside. It is necessary to think over the issue of ventilation and thermal insulation. There will be no problems with communications – it is enough to isolate the water supply to the residential part of the container with high quality.
An excellent solution for the service sector, such as tire fitting, minor repair services, express testing for viruses (which is relevant), mini-production (protective masks that have become commonplace are made on small machines), even as a parking place with a storage area instead of obsolete “seashells”. The mobility of containers allows you to quickly move the point of sale depending on the needs, similarly to food trucks, but at an incomparably lower cost in production.
In our country, this is one of the most popular directions in the transformation of containers. There are practically no restrictions in design solutions, the simplicity of arrangement and the modularity of the entire system allows you to create individual spaces for catering and equipment rental (for example, a bicycle rental point).
In places where it is not possible to build general facilities, but there is a lot of people traffic (for example, open-air concerts), a mobile container will be the best solution for brand promotion without being tied to the dimensions of food trucks, which are limited in size and arrangement options.
When holding mass events, not only the problem of catering, but also sanitary is quite acute. The dimensions of containers allow solving this issue as efficiently as possible, at the same time at low cost, while maintaining mobility.
This is a very interesting solution for arranging a gym, for example, on the seashore or in a mountain campsite. The container walls can be removed, leaving the frame, and get an incredible view for customers. This solution allows you not to budget huge money for project documentation for the installation of a capital structure.
The world events of the last year have clearly shown us that people do not have to spend all their working time at work. Many companies have completely switched to a remote mode, abandoning the costly rent of office space in business centers. However, not everyone and not always this format of work is suitable. An excellent solution is the creation of coworking centers from three to nine containers with zoning of meeting rooms, work rooms, and even storage areas, for example, for storing archives.
Experience shows that sea containers have every chance of getting a second life after the resource of their intended purpose is exhausted. I am sure that in the near future we will see a container “boom” in construction.
Of course, this will become possible if the world can quickly overcome the shortage of containers on the lines.