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How to Ensure You’re Buying from a Reputable Container Company

Introduction It is important that you find the best reputable container company available. Have you ever heard of the expression “Buy cheap, pay twice” ? It means that if you buy cheap, then often the quality of the goods are not good enough, they can often break and will not be fit for purpose. If that happens then you often have to buy the same product again to replace the broken or poor quality one.  This problem can cause you wasted time, money and potential headaches. Research into the container companies you wish to use, is crucial and highly…

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Efficient Container Swapping: A Guide for On-Site Exchanges

Introduction to Container swapping  It is important for you to understand container swapping procedures to keep your personnel safe and ensure our driver can be on and off site in good time. The logistics is straightforward but the procedure is time consuming and needs plenty of space to actually carry out this action. We have been supplying shipping containers for nearly 15 years and our transport guys are extremely experienced when it comes to loading and unloading shipping containers from their Hi ab vehicles. Understanding the Process All our containers are delivered and offloaded by using an HI ab…

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Celebrating Literature: Our Sponsorship of the Felixstowe Book Festival

Welcoming Readers to the Felixstowe Book Festival The Felixstowe Book Festival which has been running since 2013 and attracts many visitors far and wide. This event is a celebration of ‘Books by the sea’. Felixstowe is not just a Container port, it has many facets to it. Including this very popular literary event, the Felixstowe Book Festival. There are almost 25 “Meet the author events” spread out across Felixstowe between 26th and 30th June. There is something for everyone, no matter what age you are. So why not book your tickets today, because it’s going to be a sell…

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Mastering Container Logistics: Expert Tips for Delivery, Ground Work and Stacking

Introduction There is a need for safety when taking delivery of a container or containers (s) on your site. Here is how to master container logistics with expert tips for delivery, ground work and stacking. There are many questions to consider: Do you have overhead cables above the area you wish to take delivery of your containers? What is the ground like where the driver has to drive and the final resting place for the containers? Are there any manhole covers where the vehicle and/or container has to be positioned? Are you expecting the containers to be stacked? Delivery…

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A Night of Giving Back: Join Us at the Home-start in Suffolk Charity Moonlight Ball

Welcoming You to the Home-start in Suffolk Charity Ball Home Start in Suffolk are holding their 7th Moonlight Ball, to be held at Kesgrave Hall on Friday, 17th May 2024. The tickets are £85 each and this includes a 3 course dinner, a welcome drink, dancing and entertainment. This event is the biggest event of the year for Home start in Suffolk. They are aiming to beat last years total of £28k to help families in Suffolk. Billie Box are proud sponsors of this great event. Empowering Families in Suffolk: The Mission of Home-start The charity volunteers visit families…

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From Factory to Property: Managing Scratches on Delivered New Shipping Containers

New (One Trip – used once) shipping containers can often have scratched paintwork due to the following reasons: Handling of the container from the Factory to the port in China Lifting from the Port to Ship Lifting from the Ship to Port Lifting within the container depots Lifting on and off trucks at site The Reality of Handling  Normally, it can take anything up to 6 months for a new container to be built and delivered to our UK container depots. Sadly, containers are not wrapped up in cotton wool (we would love that, but that would cost loads…

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Building Trust Through Giving Back: Our Charity and Sponsorship Commitments

Introducing Our Commitment For the last 12 years we have committed to many different local charities and organisations. We want to give back to the community and we feel this is the best way to do it. Please view our ESG Policy here. Making a Difference Throughout 2024 we have committed to the following organisations: FFSC Sponsorship We continue to sponsor the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club (FFSC) which offers a great way to get out on the water. With the North Sea and the River Deben on the doorstep, this enables a wide variety of watersports.  The sailing schedule…

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Jail & Bail 2024

Jane is going to be locked up in Woodbridge on 8th March 2024 in aid of Home-Start Suffolk Jane Billing of Billie Box alias the ‘Container Queen’ is going to be locked up because she is being too ‘Box-Tastic’ . Update 18-Mar-24: Many thanks for your kind support, I raised over £1.5K and as a group we raised over £12k Please can you bail Jane out by donating to her Justgiving page here ? All the funds go to Home-Start Suffolk to help those families that really are struggling with many life issues, that many of us don’t experience.…

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January 2024 Container Hire Offer

���� JANUARY CONTAINER HIRE SPECIALS Kick-off 2024 with our unbeatable deals on container hire! Whether you need extra storage space for your business or a temporary shelter for your project, rely on us for the perfect solution! MAKE YOUR MOVE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Remember, each container is: Clean Secure Weatherproof Inspected by professionals No more mess, no more stress! Keep your belongings safe and organized by starting the year off right with our reliable container hires! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us NOW on 0800 121 7388! Call us for your free quote today!

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Billie Box is exhibiting at Saltex Nov-22

Billie Box will be attending Saltex 22 at the NEC, stand number J184. The team will be on hand to discuss your storage and container conversion requirements. Billie Box has been selling and renting shipping containers for over 10 years. Jane Billing started up the company in 2012. Matt Boyle (Jane’s partner) joined Jane in 2016 and Clare Hazelwood (Jane’s sister) joined the company early 2022. Clare joined the company to expand the service by offering Container conversions. Jane, Matt and Clare have over 55 years of combined knowledge. Jane and the team pride themselves on their friendly, knowledgeable…

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