Container Stop describes the types of shipping containers

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Types of Shipping Containers & Common Uses

Shipping containers might seem boring or simple, but there is a whole world of variety when it comes to the designs available. Who knows where our world would be if we didn’t have shipping containers. It is one of the most integral parts of our society’s backbone, and serves as an essential in the economy of trade and transport. Humans use millions of storage containers to ship across oceans every year, and millions of miles are logged transporting storage containers on roads and trains.

Storage container in Salinas, California, a farming and ranching area, are put to multiple uses.  Farmers around Salinas ship produce internationally. The Interstate Hwy 5 runs along the entire state where goods are transported in shipping containers to businesses and residents every day. The durable steel containers live long lives transporting goods anywhere in the world. Made to be reusable and hold up through any environment, the shipping containers are made well with high quality materials. Shipping containers are made with Cor-ten steel, a corrosion resistant steel made to last through marine weathering. The variety of containers is pretty impressive. Several types of containers have been fashioned to serve their functions perfectly. Here are a few types:

  • An open top container, which has a convertible top that can be removed to make an open top so that cargo of any height can be shipped without problems.
  • Open side storage containers have sides that open to provide enough space for extra wide items.
  • Tunnel containers have doors at both ends of the shipping container which open up to form it into a tunnel.
  • Double door containers provide a wide area for loading and unloading cargo from containers.
  • Dry storage containers are the most widely used storage container
  • Flat rack containers have foldable sides to create a flatbed area
  • Half height containers make it easier to load and unload goods like coal.
  • Car carrying containers have collapsible sides

International trade depends on having a large variety of shipping containers to choose from for importing and exporting goods. Locally, it is easy to find the high quality, reusable steel storage containers. Container Stop of Paso Robles provides storage containers to Salinas as well as the rest of California. At Container Stop, shipping containers are carried in a wide array of sizes ranging from 10-40 feet in length. Container Stop provides customers with perfectly customized shipping containers and also delivers it where it is needed.


Remodel a shipping container for a cabin get-away


Custom Shipping Container turned into cabin get away

Remodeled Shipping Container: Cabin Get-Away

When people think about having a cabin in the woods what comes to mind? Wood, or perhaps, rock? Shipping containers are made of something even stronger, steel. What if cabins could be made with recycled shipping containers? Shipping containers already are used as housing, schools, restaurants, homes, hotels, workshops, offices, emergency hospitals, portable toilets, stores, studios, art galleries, saunas, disaster shelters, cafes, vacation homes, bars, student housing, swimming pools, campers, urban centers, malls, laboratories, nurseries, garage/car-parks,  and even gymnasium/sport centers!  How many possible cabin types can be fashioned from upcycled shipping containers? Endless amounts.

Container Stop, providing storage containers to Fresno and surrounding areas, has the experience needed to create any custom design dreamed up. The storage containers Fresno, California usually see are steel structures that have been dumped in storage yards and lay empty, waiting for their chance to shine. With so much forest and countryside around and a need to have strong resilient housing, storage container cabins create the perfect solution. Storage containers have so much usage, why not use them as cabins? The shape and size is just perfect for a woodsy getaway, secure from bears and thieves, and easy to transport to the perfect location.

Most cabin builders are seeking  practicality, where the most practical cabin building supplies will be chosen. There is no reason to overspend on the newest, greenest technology in home building supplies. Using what is already here, we can easily see that insulating, flooring, and customizing keeps costs low. Most find that keeping the cabin on the smaller side is a smart idea. Generally used by hunters and landowners, tiny cabins made from shipping containers make a great choice for people just buying property with no previous cabin. Container Stop understands just how many beautiful lakes and rivers could use a nice little remodeled storage container around Fresno. Permanent residents will have a water/ rodent proof structure to call home, and with minimal impact on the environment. Safer from predators and home invaders of all types, Container Stop educates customers on all the newest tips and ideas. Cabins are keeping costs down and saving some trees for the next generations.

Container Stop is located in Paso Robles, California, in the heart of wine country. Container Stop is one of the leading provider and deliverer of shipping containers, storage containers, cargo containers, and delivers to all of California.


Our future is upcycled

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Upcycling: Shipping Containers

The possibilities are endless. Hollister storage container providers at Container Stop believe that sustainability is important. Upcycled storage containers will be making a huge impact on the way the future will be living. They are efficient, durable, sustainable, and lend themselves to smart modular designs. Upcycled shipping containers are even being made into floating houses for students in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is an ingenious use of space and to maximize the lifespan of the storage containers. From tiny houses, to fallout shelters, pools, backyard storage, or spaces for creativity, the sky’s the limit! Whatever comes to the imagination, just think how much fun you can have customizing your own storage container, in an affordable and easy way. Not only are people recycling shipping containers into homes and other things, people are recycling and repurposing large portions of the interiors as well, which also helps reduce the need for manufacturing new raw materials. If we can all reduce our carbon footprints by upcycling, and maximizing the things we already have around us, then we will be able to clean up some of the extra things cluttering our world. There is an increased importance in companies making sustainable and reusable products. Green living is trending, and some of the storage containers being repurposed are absolutely stunning.

The website, features a list  of 35 ideas to get you started on what sort of plans you would like to make when creating your own custom shipping container. There’s even a recycled city in Mexico made of storage containers, Mexican Recycled city, which has everything a normal city has including, shops, restaurants, galleries, working and living spaces. Container Stop, the company providing storage containers to Hollister and all of California, can provide your space with new or used modular and modern shipping containers!

The strength, stability, and security that you get from a storage container makes it so easy to use them in a vast array of ways. You can stack them up to build yourself a multi-leveled home, a spacious and beautiful farmyard barn, you can bury them in the ground to make a post-apocalyptic bunker, or insulate the walls and have a sound proof music studio. Keeping any style of upcycled storage container on virtually any property is only going to enhance the value. The compact size, ease of transportation and installation make for the perfect shelter of the future. Hollister Container Stop is here for you. Easy to transport, easy to customize, and fun to design, having your storage container just the way you like it or need it is easier than ever, now you can buy or rent locally!

California’s own Hollister storage container provider, Container Stop makes it a local and easy decision. See what they are all about at our location in Paso Robles, California.