Sea Containers – Why Buy ISO?
Sea containers are available in a range of specifications, but most people these days favour ISO variety. The reason that ISO sea containers are preferred above any other kind is that the International Standards Organisation (ISO) ensures that they meet their stringent standards.
Why are ISO Sea Containers a Smart Choice?
- standardised sizing
- suitable for sea, rail and road transportation
Strength is a major consideration when it comes to sea containers, they need to be tough as nails and one that comes with the ISO stamp of approval has been able to demonstrate that they can make it through heavy duty conditions. According to the ISO, the container must be at least ten times stronger than your average house – able to withstand the impact and extensive force it may encounter during its voyage. When out on the ocean the sea containers must be able to withstand some very extreme weather conditions from wind, rain and ocean waters to extreme heat and plummeting temperatures.
If you are using a container that is not approved by the ISO, then you have no guarantee of the strength and durability of the materials from which it is made. When they are being lifted on and off ships they can be subjected to a high degree of force. If you have shipping containers that are not well constructed, then it and its contents may be damaged. When you have invested money in the contents within the crate, you certainly do not want to risk having them damaged during the transportation.
ISO shipping containers are also built to standardised sizing, which means that they are constructed specifically to concur with the sizes most often required for sea, rail and road transportation. Sizing is an important consideration as they will be stacked alongside others in docks and need to conform to the standard measurements. If they do not, you risk incurring increased transportation costs or may have difficulty finding a company to transport them.
Choosing ISO shipping containers is often the best choice for your transportation needs. Contact us now to discuss purchasing your second hand shipping container