The Differences Between One Trip And Used Shipping Containers
Property sizes in the UK are typically the smallest in Europe as shown by recent studies, which is one of many reasons for people to choose self-storage containers for long-term use, as it’s cheaper to store items in a storage facility than it is to up-size your home.
People usually turn to self-storage facilities at a particular stage in their life. Sometimes it’s for moving home, or when there is a new baby coming along and space is at a premium, other times it could be someone dealing with the loss of a loved one where they will put items into storage to deal with at a later date. This enables access to belongings of sentimental value and helps make better decisions on what to keep and what to part with.
Whatever the reason that leads you to research self-storage, you will find that container storage is the most affordable per sqft but you will also find yourself researching the different types of container storage.
The two most common containers for storage facilities in built-up areas are one trip containers and used or refurbished storage containers.
The Differences between One Trip and Used containers
The majority of shipping containers (if not all) are not made in the UK as the cost would be too high. Instead, most shipping containers are manufactured overseas, usually in the far east and then shipped to the UK.
New containers are rare, with the most common type closest to new being the one trip container. The name comes from the fact that the container has only been used to ship goods from overseas one time.
As containers are used for cargo freight, mostly by cargo ships, although sometimes by rail, there can be some wear on the containers. Used containers are generally sold after they have served the functional lifetime use as cargo containers. The more these containers are moved around by heavy machinery while bearing the brunt of international waters, the more wear and tear that will occur.
Used containers are usually sold off by shipping companies once they have been used for 8 to 12 years. This is usually due to the maintenance required to bring the container up to international shipping standards, which is when they are most often sold off and replaced with new containers.
New/One Trip Containers
In terms of one trip shipping containers the one trip aspect refers to the fact that the containers are manufactured overseas and only shipped internationally the one time. In most cases, the container is filled with cargo being imported to the UK, it is then emptied and then sold off as a static storage facility for securing valuable goods both long and short term.
It is very unlikely to find a brand-new storage container either for sale or for rent. The closest you will get to new is like-new and that is what the one trip containers are. Containers that are purpose built for storage requirements overseas and shipped once to the UK.
All the containers available at Top Box Self Storage are New/One Trip Containers which are Wind/Watertight and Fit for Purpose.
Top Box Self Storage offers the highest quality of static storage combined with affordable pricing.