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The largest container ship in the world

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The Evergreen Ever Ace is the largest container ship in the world. Here are some fascinating facts about the Ever Ace and other huge container ships. Let’s start with the basics.  What are container ships and when did they become popular? Container ships are a type of cargo ship that is used to transport containerised freight. These ships are typically large, with a capacity of carrying thousands or even tens of thousands of shipping containers. Container ships first became popular in the 1950s, as they offered a more efficient way to transport freight than traditional methods. Today, container ships…

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Utility Pole & Floodlight

Here at Billie Box, we are always on the lookout for new ways of making your life easier, so when we come across a product that does just that we want to tell you all about it! Introducing the Utility pole and Floodlight, a great addition to your shipping container. It’s perfect for those dark nights when you need to see what you are doing outside your container. The Utility pole is fitted to the top corner casting of the shipping container, then the solar-powered LED floodlight can be angled to your liking, to provide you with light exactly…

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Clare Hazelwood joins Billie Box!

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Here at Billie Box, we pride ourselves on being a family-run company, which is why we are delighted to welcome Clare Hazelwood into our team. Clare is Jane’s sister and brings with her a wealth of expertise in the industry, including that of converting shipping containers into other uses. Clare comes from a retail background, starting in the shipping container business in 2007, where she worked in the accounts department while learning the background to container sales and hires. She subsequently moved over to sales, quoting and selling standard containers to personal customers, companies, trade and for shipping. She…

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Converted Shipping Containers

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Converted shipping containers are used for many purposes including storage, classrooms, chemical stores for farmers and even homes. Used containers are full of possibilities. They can be converted into a living space, office or even a place to cook and serve food. Nobody can say for sure when shipping containers were first converted for other uses. But it’s likely that shipping containers have been used for many purposes other than shipping since they first gained popularity. The first shipping containers started to be used by the majority of shipping companies in the 1960s. They were adopted by the shipping…

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Buying a shipping container office? Read this first!

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With your own shipping container office, you can join the thousands of people benefiting from convenience, practicality and huge savings on office rental. These are just a few of the reasons why this style of office is more popular in 2021 than it has ever been before. If you are on the lookout for a shipping container office, you might be overwhelmed with the amount of options available. Don’t fret – these choices and customisations will make your life much easier, and we will tell you everything you need to know in order to help you make the right…

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Catamaran Open Meeting at FFSC 2021

Billie Box are proud sponsors for the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club’s (FFSC) Catamaran Open meeting on Saturday, 31st July and Sunday, 1st August 2021. Billie Box have been sponsoring the FFSC safey boat Karl Giles for over 4 years now. The club’s Catamaran class has gone from strength to strength and is looking forward to see a number competitions fight it out on the North Sea for the 2 days. 3 Dart 16’s available to hire from FFSC Karl Giles Safety Boat So for more information on how to enter the event, please visit FFSC website Billie is also…

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Everything you need to know about the current shipping container stock shortage

At Billie Box, we believe in being transparent above all else. This means that there are times when we have to report on situations that we realise aren’t ideal, but that our customers have a right to be fully informed on. It is for this reason that we wanted to put together a short piece to explain the current climate in the shipping container industry to provide the kind of clarity that customers need when making decisions. With factories in China reduced the rate of production on shipping containers there is currently a noticeable shortage of availability. As well…

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Charity 2020/21/22

Jane, Matt & Clare have been really busy over the last 10 years and as part of Billie Box’s business policy they have been supporting various charities in the local area and further afield. 2020-22 has seen a huge number of Covid cases, which has been a worrying time for many Worldwide households. 2022 Russia went to war with Ukraine. Oh my goodness what an awful time for the Ukrainian people. So with this thought Jane, Matt and Clare decided to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee. Let’s hope that this donation goes a little to helping. 2022 Billie…

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Shipping Containers Simplified

Shipping Containers can be a confusing topic. At least on first glance it certainly appears so. If you find yourself in the position where you need to buy a shipping container there are likely a lot of questions swirling around your head. Are all shipping containers made the same way? How are shipping containers delivered to site? How soon can I get a container? What size options are available? Do all containers open the same way? These are just a few of the questions we know first time buyers of shipping containers ask themselves. We make buying shipping containers…

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School Refurbishment

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Shipping containers for school and college refurbishment This week, the UK Government announced a ten-year plan for the refurbishment of schools and colleges across the nation. With over £1 billion in funding, it is the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014, and will begin as soon as 2020-21. You may be familiar with the use of converted shipping containers for offices, but they can also be used to increase space in schools and colleges. Likewise, regular shipping containers can also be utilised by these institutions for storage. If you are an educational institution planning to refurbish,…

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