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Why A Shipping Container Canopy Makes The Most Of Your Space

Over the past decade, shipping containers have stopped simply being a robust, reliable way to ship goods overseas, but instead have become the platform for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial installations.

This means that many businesses will have shipping containers on their premises that are likely to remain for quite some time, and when you have a stackable, versatile and exceedingly robust potential building material on your property, it should be put to effective use.

One of the most effective ways to do so is via the use of a container canopy, which is a temporary, robust, adaptable, all-weather shelter that uses standard shipping containers for its base.

This can be two ISO standard containers placed parallel to each other, or they can be double stacked to provide additional height, but it can help to maximise the use of containers that are either being put to good use or could be doing more on-site.

An Inherently Secure Base

The difference between a canopy secured to a shipping container and a more conventional temporary structure is that firm, robust base.

Shipping containers are very strong, very heavy and extremely unlikely to be moved or affected by the elements. This means that thanks to the dedicated clamping and locking system used for these canopies, your shelter is exceptionally securely placed irrespective of the weather conditions.

It can be used with other heavy, flat walls such as those made with interlocking concrete blocks, but shipping containers are increasingly readily available to be used.

There When You Need It

There are a lot of uses for a temporary canopy such as this, but one of the most common is as an emergency form of storage.

Businesses will typically ensure they have enough storage and warehousing capacity to meet their needs, but there will be particularly busy or complex periods where their existing infrastructure is simply not suitable for their immediate-term needs.

It could even be necessary in cases where sudden changes in weather conditions or an issue with the primary storage location of certain assets vital to the business is compromised.

For example, if there are finished goods waiting to be shipped further down the supply chain, but the capacity at the current site is designed for a just-in-time process hampered by delays, then that can lead to a surplus of product and a lack of space.

Here, a temporary canopy can be erected, with walls and a temporary door to protect the finished goods ready for shipping.

Alternatively, machinery, vehicles and even livestock can be stored in the same way.

Storage For Storage

The storage containers that are propping up the canopy can still be used during this time, which means that you can have vast quantities of storage in a relatively small footprint.

As well as this, the canopy can even be used to store other storage containers, which can be useful for protecting aggregates, soil and other bulk cargo that has the risk of getting damaged in less than optimal weather conditions.


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