Shipping containers are steel boxes designed to withstand the harshest of conditions on the seven seas. While this means they’re certainly built to last, it isn’t exactly clear how long this is supposed to be.
Haulage companies tend to depreciate their containers over 10-12 years, but this is by no means their maximum lifespan. When maintained properly and used either for storage or as a modified building, shipping containers can last in excess of 35 years. Whether you’re planning to use a container for construction site storage, extra space in a school, or simply to stash away your excess possessions, here are five simple steps to prolong the life of your shipping container.
UnitHire have a range of used and new shipping containers, available for rent or to buy. Get in contact with us, and we’ll be able to talk through your specific requirements.