It’s hard to imagine a world without shipping containers. So many things we use in our everyday life are brought over via shipping containers — like the beans in your morning cup of coffee, the books on your bookshelf, and the clothes hanging in your closet. But did you know that shipping containers have existed … Continue reading A Brief History of the Shipping Container
The primary use for shipping containers is to transport goods to destinations overseas – but it’s not the only use. There are plenty of creative, ‘outside the box’ uses for shipping containers. Take a look at some of these other creative shipping containers uses from around the world: 1. Housing Shipping container homes can range … Continue reading 10 Creative Uses for Shipping Containers from Around the World
Shipping containers are an increasingly popular commodity. In addition to their primary purpose of transporting consumer goods around the world, shipping containers are increasingly used as on-site storage units by homeowners and businesses wanting to keep their items close by. More recently, containers have even become common building materials for tiny homes, Airbnb rentals, and … Continue reading How Are Shipping Containers Manufactured?
Most people only travel a few miles to their nearest convenience store to pick up a bag of ice — but have you ever stopped to wonder how many miles that ice has traveled to reach you? The surprising truth: far enough to have a significant impact on our environment. Transporting packaged ice from large-scale … Continue reading Relocalize: Transforming Shipping Containers into Ice Factories
Thinking of building a shipping container home, but not exactly sure how to start? You’ve come to the right place. Each year, a growing number of Boxhub customers transform their shipping containers into full-time homes or accessory dwelling units (ADUs). And while buying a shipping container is an important part of your construction project, it’s … Continue reading How to Build a Shipping Container Home
Shopping for shipping containers but don’t quite know where to start? You’re in the right place. Boxhub is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling shipping containers. We help people choose the right container for all kinds of needs — whether they’re buying wholesale for construction and retail purposes, moving house, seeking storage space, … Continue reading Choosing The Right Shipping Container: The Ultimate Guide
Have you ever considered becoming a farmer or taking your gardening skills to the next level? Now you can without having to purchase acres of land. In fact, you don’t even need a background in agriculture to get started. Introducing container farms. Freight Farms is putting growing power into the hands of ordinary people around the … Continue reading Move Farms, Not Food: Shipping Containers May Solve the Food Desert Problem
Some tiny home enthusiasts are looking to reduce their carbon footprint. On average, a modular home produces about 92% less CO2 emissions each year compared to a traditional home. For others, inflation and a competitive housing market have spurred interest in cheaper alternatives to traditional homes. Tiny homes in the U.S. are on average 87% … Continue reading Alternative Living Spaces: Transforming Shipping Containers Into Dream Homes
Using Containers for Shipping or Exports Did you know that around 90% of traded goods are transported by sea? That means most businesses around the world rely on shipping containers to get their goods into customers’ hands. When using a shipping container for international shipping or exports, individuals and business owners have two options: rent … Continue reading What is CSC? A Guide to CSC Shipping Container Certification
Struggling to find proper storage in and around your property? You’re not alone. Research suggests that 54% of Americans are overwhelmed by the amount of clutter they have — but 78% of them have no idea what to do with it. A rented storage unit may seem like your only option, but outsourced storage space also has … Continue reading Are Shipping Containers a Good Storage Solution?