About Inter-Modal Shipping Containers
Inter-modal Containers transforms an essential service into the customer experience with on-demand storage unit delivery services for customers.
Inter-modal Containers is a leading supplier of DNV, Propane Tanks, ISO certified storage and shipping containers for on and offshore projects. With offices in London, Abu Dhabi, a local representative in Saudi Arabia and Holland and depots across the globe we pride ourselves on providing a seamless and fast service with the flexibility to meet any client requirement.
We support the renewable energy, oil and gas and offshore catering industries with our wide range of Propane Tanks, ISO certified storage and shipping containers. As the world’s largest supplier, we have built a reputation for having the right stock, in the right place at the right time.
What are shipping containers made of ?
Inter-modal Shipping containers are made from corrugated weathering steel to be strong and weather resistant. They are easily transported, by ship, rail, road or helicopter. They can withstand everything mother nature can throw at them, including earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. Standing alone, they can withstand winds of 110mph or more. With anchoring, they can easily withstand winds of 175mph or more.
Types of shipping containers
Shipping containers are available in many different sizes and types. The most common type is a dry freight container that has a set of cargo doors on one end. These dry storage containers, or “dry vans” represent the majority, with millions in circulation around the globe. The most common of these are the 20′ and 40′ containers. Rounding out the rest are insulated, refrigerated, tanktainers (for liquids) and modified containers.
Generally speaking, containers were originally 8-foot (2.44 m) wide by 8-foot (2.44 m) high, and either a nominal 20-foot (6.1 m) or 40-foot (12.19 m) long. At each of the eight corners are corner-castings with twist-lock openings fasteners. These corner castings are useful for lifting by crane or to lock them together when stacking on a ship, up to eight units high. The standard height now is now 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m). Taller units have been introduced, including “hi-cube” or “high-cube” units at 9 feet 6 inches (2.90 m). 45 foot high-cube units are also available in select markets world wide, but these are less common. The United States and Canada also use longer units at 48 ft (14.63 m) and 53 ft (16.15 m) but overall, these are quite rare and expensive.
Along with size and spec, each container is graded and this grade is also an important factor to consider when purchasing your shipping container. But before anything else, you should know exactly what you want to use your container for.
Uses for shipping containers
Four most important uses of storage containers include;
Workspace and storage container
Construction companies that need easy access to their store and climate-controlled workspace should invest in 40ft jumbo storage containers. Companies often equip such large containers to include both work and storage space in a single unit to optimally utilize the space. Depending on the need for both areas, you can divide the storage unit into two parts where one side can hold the standard office, and the other can support the storage requirements for easy convenience.
Mobile office construction container
Most construction sites lack a climate-controlled workspace to manage their daily operations. However, depending on the size and requirements, storage containers serve as a great help as you can easily turn them into a conference room, project manager’s office, or a gathering area for workers to discuss the review plans. Therefore, storage containers ease out the management as it helps in better monitoring of the construction site.
Worksite storage container for materials
Most worksites require a safe space to store construction materials, including the doors, windows, or breakable, weather-sensitive items. Installing a roll-up door is an easy modification that eases the access of oversized pallets in no time. You can also add climate control systems to the storage units to ensure the safety of the temperature-sensitive items against any inclement weather conditions.
Container for tools and equipment storage
Storage containers are a complete solution for storing tools, equipment, materials, and work supplies for companies concerned about theft or harsh weather conditions. Workers can easily access the storage units when required on the job. Additionally, such containers can be equipped with electricity, personnel doors, shelvings, and other fixtures, if needed..
100% American owned and operated
Inter-modal Containers is a 100% American owned and operated shipping container company. We have been in the business of sales, rental and modification of storage containers & Propane Tanks since 1992. The company has expanded significantly from a single acre shipping container depot in Montreal over 25 years ago to one of the largest suppliers of mobile storage solutions in America today.
Fast delivery available
Getting a container delivered is easy. We keep plenty of stock and with an extensive network of transport operators can offer same or next day delivery service
Inter-modal Shipping Containers operations now span from coast to coast with local shipping container depots in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. We have grown to be the largest supplier of used and new containers in America & Canada.
We are shipping container specialists who understand that the greatest asset to our company is our customers.