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Rough guide to container transportation

Rural crime

There are many types of container transportation available in the UK. We always use an 8 wheeler Hi ab rigid lorry to deliver and offload our 20ft container or this type of vehicle with a trailer (also known as a ‘Drag’) for a pair of 20ft containers to our customers’ sites. We are often told that an 8 wheeler lorry has been on our customers sites and that our hi ab lorries should be fine to deliver their container (s). The 8 wheeler Hi ab lorry (road lorry) we use is quite different to the 8 wheeler Tipper truck (construction…

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Watertight containers

Shipping containers are generally sold as ‘Watertight containers’.  This usually refers to the fact that the roof, side panels and doors are all watertight, intact and do not leak. With all the FLOODS that have occurred during the last few years in various areas of the UK, the health of your container could be at risk! The Floor of a shipping container is 28mm marine treated plywood with steel underside cross members 6 inches apart and bitumen in between. If a shipping container were to sit in a puddle or even be in flooded water, after a period, the wooden…

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Condensation in Shipping containers

Here are some solutions for condensation in shipping containers and storage containers. What is condensation? 2 Definitions of Condensation: Atmospheric moisture that has condensed because of cold The process of changing from a gas to a liquid or solid state. Condensation in Shipping Containers Condensation can occur within 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers, but it occurs mainly on the roof interior and top 6 inches of the interior side-walls. The moisture can generally be from storing damp or wet goods inside the container along with high and low temperatures outside the shipping container. In order to correct…

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Rural Crime

Rural Crime is a huge problem to farmers, villages, rural retailers and businesses. One of the UK’s leading rural insurer NFU Mutual prepared an annual survey of claims experiences within their offices all over the UK.   NFU’s findings include:   Rural crime theft cost is approx.. £42.3m in the UK during 2012 Yorkshire, Essex, Lincolnshire and Kent are the worst rural crime counties Tools, quad bikes and fuel are the most targeted items according to the survey   Source data: http://www.nfumutual.co.uk/farming/initiatives/rural-crime/   Billie Box can offer you a 8ft, 10ft, 20ft or 40ft steel shipping container which is perfect as a…

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Storage Containers in a room

A couple of weeks ago, we had an enquiry from a company in North London that had been burgled a number of times. They were hooked up directly to the police station and still the police didn’t turn up for 45 minutes. The equipment they were storing is extremely high value and really difficult to replace. So when they called us to say they needed 3 x 8ft storage containers and then requested them to be placed inside a building, we had to put our ‘thinking caps’ on. Firstly, we spoke to our transport company to see if they…

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Charity Sailing Club

A few weeks ago, Jane’s boyfriend (Matt) went sailing at ‘Alton Water’ and whilst he was there he spoke to them about Billie Box’s products and services. They didn’t need any more containers, however they did say that they thought the Woolverstone Project were looking to buy a shipping container for storage. Woolverstone Project has been offering sailing and sailing lessons for the disabled for 20 years at Alton Water and during the summer months at Woolverstone sailing club on the River Orwell. The RYA Sailability, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, the Royal Hospital School and Rotary sponsor the…

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Schools Colleges and Universities

Billie Box knows that many industries require their products and services. One in particular is schools. With the number of burglaries on the rise and the schools colleges and universities not being attended during the evenings and weekends, there is more and more need for secure storage. Our shipping containers are perfect for static storage and are a ‘Must have’ for a school, college or university. Jane Billing, only the other day, spoke to a headmaster of a school in Kent. The headmaster was reluctant to have a shipping container for storage, as he had his existing containers broken into…

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Billie Box delivers Nationwide

Billie Box has a number of container depots nationwide and they can deliver steel shipping containers or storage containers to many locations around the UK. Get an instant container quote. If you are human, leave this field blank. Name * Phone No * Email * Delivery Postcode * Comments (size & type, how many units & new or used required?)   Our container depots are positioned at the following locations: Felixstowe, Suffolk Grays, Essex Southampton, Hampshire Birmingham, W. Midlands Leeds Liverpool We try to keep stocks of the many different shipping containers in all these locations, however, it is…

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How a shipping containers and delivery price is calculated.

On a regular basis we, at Billie Box, receive a phone call or email looking for inexpensive shipping containers and stating something similar to these phrases: “I can see shipping containers stacked three high for miles, with all this surplus I should be able to find shipping containers for a cheap price!”  “Why is the delivery cost so high?”  “What can you do on the price? So and so down the road is offering a cheaper price” Many of the shipping containers that can be seen in depots and dock terminals are either en route to their final destination,…

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Lock up your valuables

We all know that theft is on the increase and that you need to lock up your valuables, but maybe some of us don’t know how to do this, securely.  We all secure our house to protect our possessions but what about the products, stock or valuables stored outside of our four walls? Jane Billing of Billie Box might just have the solution…. Jane offers many sizes of secure steel shipping containers for storage, delivered to your door on a sale basis. Sizes range from 8ft, 10ft, 20ft and 40ft long. The shipping containers are manufactured from corten steel (high tensile…

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