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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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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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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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How much should I pay for a 20’ shipping container?

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Many of you are probably finding it difficult to work out how much you should pay for a 20ft container. With our expert knowledge (nearly 60 years of combined container experience) we are here to give you some guidance. There are many factors that contribute to the price of a 20’ shipping container. Material costs – Again if material costs such as Cor-ten steel and plywood are low, then the build cost will be lower and equally if the material costs are higher the build cost will be increased in prices. Labour rates – Around  90% of all the…

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Chemical Stores and Avoiding Fines: A Breakdown

Farmers with chemical stores beware because a bombshell is shaking up the world of Agrochemicals and it comes in the form of increased regulatory scrutiny. This double-edged sword is showing a pivot toward greater safety protocols and compliant storage solutions. On the one hand, this ensures greater safety for our beloved planet Earth and its greenery, but on the other hand, the threat of substantial fines is looming on the horizon. Recently, several farms have been in the spotlight for fines imposed due to non-compliance with chemical storage regulations. In layman’s terms, they didn’t put their chemicals where they…

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