AZTEC Containers Industry News

  • An Acre of Farmland Inside a Shipping Container

    A shipping container is essentially, a secure, weatherproof box. It is a very large box, measuring 20, 40 or as much as 53 feet long. That box can be temperature controlled. It’s moisture content can be regulated. The lighting can be manipulated to provide as many hours of daylight equivalent as desired. In short, a shipping container can be a perfectly controlled growing environment. The option of using a shipping container as a self-contained agricultural unit, probably doesn’t make too much...

  • Converted Shipping Containers Becoming a Main Stream Building Option

    Converted shipping containers have been used for a variety of uses for years. They’ve been made into storage sheds, jobsite offices, temporary housing, permanent homes, and even fully functioning commercial bars. All this has been going on quietly in the background. Most people are aware of a local business or even a neighbor who has used a shipping container for storage, but only a small section of the public knew that they could be repurposed for such a wide variety of uses, but now it’s...

  • Survival Shelters: Are Shipping Containers Really Bullet-Proof?

    Since the first nuclear weapons were used, people have been building various types of bomb shelters. Often, they are big, expensive underground bunkers made of poured cement with rebar reinforcement. While it’s unlikely that any of these shelters would have survived a nuclear blast, they did give the owners some measure of peace of mind. Today, people still seek that peace of mind, but are more worried about the collapse of civilization and the general lawlessness born of the desperation that...

  • Storage Containers Tough Enough to Withstand Hurricanes

    Storage containers are used for a wide variety of purposes. They can be simple storage sheds, professional jobsite office buildings, and even tiny homes or apartment buildings. Solid steel framing and walls and one inch thick hardwood floors make the basic container structure as solid as can be. In fact, they are probably more solid than is needed for most residential or commercial applications. Shipping containers are designed to be sturdy enough and weather-tight enough to protect their...

  • Open a New Bar Quickly with Converted Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers can be converted and installed quickly for either temporary or permanent usage. That’s why shipping containers were the structure of choice for two bars, one at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin and one in Lyttleton, New Zealand. The Gebhardt Galaxie Bar at Breese Stevens Field will function as a concession stand serving twelve different craft beers on tap and offer barstool seating. Breese Stevens Field, of course, is home to the professional Ultimate Disc team...

  • Global Shipping Glut Causes Container Prices to Slide

    The primary use for shipping containers worldwide is, obviously, shipping. Goods are loaded into the containers which are then placed onto specialized container ships so that the goods can be brought to market. When fewer goods are being shipped, therefore, fewer containers are needed. Shipping rates fall as shippers compete for fewer loads, and there is a lower demand for new shipping containers.  The Wall Street Journal reports that shippers are taking both containers and container ships out...

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