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SEA Containers goes to great lengths

Friday, November 10, 2017

SEA Containers goes to great length to help each and every client. The family wanted a good secure container that was clean on the inside, plus a lockbox to store their household goods long term whilst building a new garage.

We gave them the opportunity to visit our yard based at the airport where they had the choice from a selection of containers. They chose the one that suited their requirements, their budget plus blended into their environment in a difficult place to deliver containers.

Firstly our Auckland Regional Manager did a site visit after hours to check whether it would be possible to deliver a container. As it was going to be extremely tough, a second site visit was organised with the trucking company coming to view how the delivery was to be tackled.

All in all … after a lot of effort from the SEA Containers team and swinglift transport company, the client was left very happy with the container in their property.

Aaron said – “Container is in. Really tight but made it in the end. The driver was really good. Never lost his cool or got frustrated at the back and forth to get in.

Thanks for everything."

 

 

Maeva - Cook Islands Chief Fish Filleter

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Kia orana - On a recent "business" trip to the beautiful Cook Islands, one of the owners of SEA Containers heart nearly stopped when he saw a young lad filleting fish at a rate of knots without a decent filleting glove. 

Haddon Lock, being his normal generous self, promptly organised for a glove to be sent over from NZ which is now in the hand(s) of a very happy Maeva (shown in the photo below).

SEA Containers NZ has recently teamed up with Cook Islands General Transport (CIGT) in supplying quality containers to the Islands.  Please check out the dedicated web page here for all key contacts on how to order your container.

Whether you are a local wanting dry, safe and secure storage or a family member in New Zealand wanting to send over goods or building products, please get in touch and we can offer a full door to door delivery service. 

In addition to supplying both new and used shipping containers, we can also offer modified and converted containers such as accommodation units or sleep-outs. 

Aere ra 

 

 

 

Upcycling of Shipping Containers

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

It has been estimated that there are over 17 million shipping containers in circulation worldwide, and only about one third of these are in active circulation.  Since these shipping containers typically see an active use of only about 20 years, and since they are a resource-intensive product, there is a growing trend to re-purpose (up-cycle) old used shipping containers.  In fact, old shipping containers have a shocking amount of potential applications, many of which are overlooked and typically depend on the creativity of the person using the containers.

Used shipping containers can be re-purposed in order to create a variety of interesting and modern-looking spaces, enclosures, and structures.  In general, these can be categorised into housing structures, yard/landscaping features, recreational applications, commercial applications, structural elements, and artistic designs.

There is already one cleverly designed housing development in London that is made almost purely out of old shipping containers.  These containers were arranged in such ways as to provide comfy lofts and even have built-in windows and staircases.  Other living-related applications include the building of new wings on houses.  Need an extra room in your house, but you’re limited to a tight budget?  Consider designing your new room from an old shipping container.

Even some food truck businesses are being replaced by “food shipping containers”, which are modified to have hinged walls that can be closed overnight but opened for business.  Shipping containers also have the benefit of being fire resistant.  If a grease fire starts in a food truck, at least the whole store won’t burn down.  The container is also usually much cheaper for the business owner than buying a large truck or trailer.

Among the more striking and creative uses of old shipping containers are landscaping applications like sun rooms, gardens, tool sheds, and pools.  A shipping container can have the sides removed and placed onto moving hinges in order to have pop-up walls that can be returned to regular position during bad weather but lowered on nice sunny days.  By simply digging a large hole and filling it with a container with a removed-top, you can have a very basic swimming pool—of course you’ll want to paint the inside white, or another light color.  This sure beats the normal cost of swimming pool installation.  You can even build a multi-use structure that has a tool shed inside, and a garden on top!  If space is limited in your yard, this can be an excellent solution.

The use of shipping containers for novel applications has two major benefits.  The first is the low cost of shipping containers, compared to traditional building materials.  Shipping containers provide the buyer with a pre-made structure that already has great strength and durability and does not require any construction (aside from modifications).  Secondly, there is a great benefit to the environment by using recycled containers, which require a large amount of mined iron and enormous industrial processing.  By using shipping containers for your next do-it-yourself home project, you are potentially saving money and helping the environment.


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