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Waterproof Storage Container

These Waterproof Storage Containers Have More Uses than Transporting Cargo – They Can Also Solve Your Security and Storage Problems!

Waterproof storage containers are very much in demand around the world. Varying in size from 20 feet by 8 feet and usually about the same (8 feet) in height, used shipping or sea containers, also called ‘connex’ or simply containers, are the preferred solution for many. Used by expeditions, construction companies, mining outfits and even Mom and Pop businesses, these containers are not only waterproof but, built from steel and designed to survive the rigours of ocean travel, they are strong and secure, too. They can be fitted out with plastic pallet flooring to aid in keeping the items stored inside both dry and easily removed. As well, container bins and storage bins are easily moved in and out of the large double doors. These fully lockable doors open a full 270 degrees making the unit the ideal industrial storage container. Additional waterproofing can be gained by simply covering the top of the container with CGI, Perspex or other impervious sheeting materials. Even a poly or canvas tarpaulin can be used to maintain the waterproof integrity of the container and safeguard the goods inside from water ingress and damage. The interior waterproofing of the container can be enhanced by sealing the seams with industrial products or simply by storing the contents in plastic, sealed drums or tubs rather than cardboard boxes or untreated timber chests.

Dimensions Are Important

It is vital to know how big the inside of a container actually is. They do differ in size as some are insulated, some are refrigerated and some are taller than standard. As well, international shipping containers come in either 10ft, 20ft or 40ft sizes. There are even bigger, 53ft units but these are mainly for rail carry and are not sea going freight.

A standard 40 foot dry cargo container is 40ft x 8ft x 8.5ft. (12.19m x 2.44m x2.59m).

Internal dimensions are39.39ft x  7.71ft x 7.80ft. (12.01m x 2.35m x 2.38m).

Door size is 7.48ft height x 7.64ft width (2.28m height x 2.33m width)

Inside cubic capacity is 2,372 cu ft. (67.2cu m)

Cargo Capacity is (on a unit approved for use) 58,422lbs (26,500kg)

TARE weight (the unit itself, empty) is 8,776lbs (3,980kg)

Floorspace is 303sqft or 29sqm
A standard 20 foot dry cargo container is 19.88ft x 8ft x 8.5ft. (6.05m x 2.44m x2.59m).

Internal dimensions are 19.35ft x  7.71ft x 7.80ft. (5.90m x 2.35m x 2.38m).

Door size is 7.48ft height x 7.64ft width (2.28m height x 2.33m width)

Inside cubic capacity is 1,158 cu ft. (32.8cu m)

Cargo Capacity is (on a unit approved for use) 47,716lbs (21,640kg)

TARE weight (the unit itself, empty) is 5,204lbs (2,360kg)

Floorspace is 149sqft or 13.8sqm

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