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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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Shipping Container Rental in the UK: Everything You Need to Know

It is important that you choose the right container rental partner with the expertise and knowledge to guide you through the container rental process. Billie Box have been trading for over 12 years now and we offer 20ft and 40ft containers on a rental basis.  Renting a shipping container, from Billie Box, in the UK is one of the easiest things you can do. By renting a container you keep your costs down to a minimum and our whole package is like a Plug-and-go set up. Billie Box knows what they are doing when it comes to renting out…

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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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Your Guide to Using Shipping Containers on Your Property

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Are you “Considering a shipping container for your property?”  Here are list of things to consider when deciding on your shipping container for storage or a facility eg. Portable office etc. and the site requirements. Planning permission – many councils have their own idea of what a shipping container is e.g. it could be a building and permanent fixture. Containers are actually a temporary structure and can be moved at any time with the correct equipment. Neighbours – sometimes the neighbours feel a shipping container isn’t aesthetically pleasing and can be an eyesoar.  Vehicular access via A and B…

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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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More Facts about Shipping containers

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The Box that transformed the World…. On the 26th April 1956, a crane lifted 58 aluminium truck bodies aboard an aging tanker ship moored in Newark, New Jersey. 5 days later the ‘Ideal-X’ sailed into Houston, where 58 trucks waited to take on the metal boxes and haul them to their destinations. This was the beginning of a revolution. Before the shipping container, transporting goods was very expensive…. The container made shipping cheap and by doing so changed the shape of the world economy. The humble shipping container is not the part that is so important, it is what…

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FAQ – Can you deliver my container over grass or a field?

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The answer to this is simply: No. Our vehicles are extremely heavy as they are fitted with a crane that is suitable to carry and lift an empty shipping container. The 20ft containers are delivered on a vehicle known as an ‘8 Wheeler’ which weighs in the region of 24.25T (including the weight of an empty 20ft container) and 40ft containers are delivered on an ‘Artic vehicle’ which weighs in the region of 34T (including the weight of an empty 40ft container). They do not have 4,6 or 8 wheel drive fitted and simply do not have the traction…

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Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call

Rent a shipping container with a simple phone call Did you know that it’s actually very easy to hire a container from Billie Box? If you’ve never hired one before, or you’ve had trouble in the past, you might be unsure about future container hire. We’re here to show you how renting a container from Billie Box can be accomplished with a few simple steps, starting with a phone call. Reasons to rent a shipping container Are you renovating your home? Require storage space for your business? Hosting an event such as a festival or market? Whatever the reason,…

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Is your tyre garage adhering to storage regulations?

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In addition to the many regulations imposed on car repair workshops and garages, there is one more that is essential in securing the safety of your workers and the financial future of your business: tyre storage. Tyre storage and Health & Safety According to HSE, there are many different injuries which can occur in the rubber and tyre industries. Being hit by a moving or falling object accounts for 14% of injuries, while slips, trips and falls cause 13%.  There is also a historical risk of cancer associated with inhaling rubber dust and fumes. This was alleviated by reducing…

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Coronavirus and the Container Industry

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Coronavirus is affecting the UK in many ways. The market for shipping containers is not immune to the effect Coronavirus is having on the country. If you have read our article about buying new containers, you will know that our new containers are manufactured in China. The Coronavirus was originally discovered in China in January 2020. In February 2020 there were around 800,000 shipping containers sitting on Shanghai quay waiting to be loaded onto the ships. Due to the lack of workforce in Shanghai the ship loading has been severely delayed. This significant downturn has resulted in a much…

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