There are approximately 17 million shipping containers around the world, with only about 5-6 million currently in circulation. Often times, shipping containers are left stacked at their destination city, as it is cheaper to do that than to ship them back to Asia or Europe. These huge shipping ports are sitting on millions of unused […]
It turns out, the answer to this question is not so simple. Since the shipping container has been around since the 1950’s (learn more about the history of shipping containers on our last blog post), there have been many other creative uses of the shipping container documented in the last 60 years!
A recent article on CNN singing the praises of shipping container homes! In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be […]
Most everyone has heard of the popular shipping container home or container house. But as you seriously consider buying or building one you may wonder what it is about them that makes them so popular. Wonder no more–here are your answers.