Movers: Shipping Containers Offer an Alternative

cargo containerShipping containers make the world go round. Most of today’s businesses use intermodal shipping containers to move their products from one place to another because of their convenience and versatility.

But now some homeowners are using shipping containers to bring that same convenience to their residential moving needs.

Shipping Containers Defined

A shipping container is a standard-sized metal box that can fit on the back of a semi-trailer truck, attached to railroad wheels, or stacked on a cargo ship or in a storage yard.

Because they are approximately the size of a typical moving truck, they usually are big enough to transport practically everything contained in your home.

Plus, they can be fit on to the back of of an 18-wheeler and transported anywhere overland or even overseas.

Uses for Shipping Containers

Shipping containers aren’t just for shipping products from factories to markets anymore. Today, they are being converted into homes, guest houses, garages, shelters and sheds, and a variety of other uses.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to purchase a shipping container at your local port of cargo yard. You usually can find truck drivers who will be more than happy to pick it up and deliver it to your front yard, where you can pack all of your belongings into it prior to your move.

Then all you need to do is contact our NYC movers and we can transport your belongings safely, securely and efficiently wherever you are going to end up.

Selling Your Shipping Container

Once you are through using your shipping container to move your belongings, selling it back to a storage yard or cargo dock is usually relatively simple.

Or, if your property is big enough, you may want to store it for future use. Another option is to transfer it to your business and use it to haul products to markets.

Cargo containers are everywhere these days. In some instances, they are even being used to move.