Shipping Container Case Studies
Shipping containers are used for a variety of structures & uses
Think of a shipping container and one instantly imagines large steel boxes piled sky high on a cargo ship. Whilst containers are indeed extensively used for commercial intermodal freight transportation of goods between countries all over the world, they are increasingly used for many more purposes.
At Oceanbox we are heavily involved in the supply of shipping containers to support global trade, working with customers across a diverse range of industries – from food, agriculture and flower wholesalers to automotive manufacturers, construction companies and pharmaceutical companies.
But we also supply used containers to be repurposed for many different applications, from low-cost, low-maintenance homes to mobile clinics, cafés and pop-up shops, storage facilities. Modifying second-hand containers for completely different purposes helps to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly industry. Just as importantly, they avoid the need to build structures from scratch, which could be cost-prohibitive and require more resources, making them a cost-effective solution and opening up endless opportunities.
KEEPING FLOWERS FRESH AS A DAISY
Speed is usually of the essence when it comes to transporting flowers. Traditionally, suppliers have preferred to use air freight. However, savvy suppliers have realised that using sea freight can actually be better, more competitively priced and more sustainable. At Oceanbox we’ve been able to make a real difference to one horticultural business and their supply chain.READ MORE
FROM USED CONTAINER TO NEW HOME
Not only do we supply containers for the transportation of construction materials, we also supply used containers for use in place of construction materials. Architects are embracing the many possibilities that shipping containers represent and rising to the challenge to create attractive and comfortable living accommodation from a steel box.READ MORE
SOLVING A LOGISTICAL CHALLENGE
Oceanbox always aims to resolve problems and challenges that our customers face. A relative newcomer to the world of exporting goods needed support to put in place a reliable supply chain between countries – with our global network at hand, we were very happy to help.READ MORE
A SWEET SOLUTION TO A SERIOUS PROBLEM
When an Indian sugar producer was faced with being unable to fulfil its export commitments due to a significant shortage of available shipping containers in the area, Oceanbox was able to resolve the problem at short notice – succeeding where other shipping containers failed.Read more