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How Businesses Can Be Set Anywhere with Portable Storage Containers

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One of the innumerable benefits that portable storage containers offer is that they allow business owners to set their businesses anywhere. Although it may not always be a necessity, the truth is that, sometimes, business owners miss out on opportunities to promote and grow their businesses because they don’t have the infrastructure to set a temporary location. With Great Lakes Kwik Space’s portable storage containers, any company can increase and…

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6 Terms Everyone in the Shipping Industry Must Know

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All major industries have a jargon, and the shipping industry is no exception. Whether you are new to the industry or have been in it for a long time, it is paramount to know this vocabulary. Otherwise, it will be difficult to get around and thrive in the industry. At Great Lakes Kwik Space, the leading shipping storage containers company in Chicagoland, we have prepared a glossary with some of…

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The Main Advantages of Container Shipping

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It is not surprising that containerization still is the most efficient way for shipping goods. Shipping or storage containers are tools that facilitate the international maritime transportation of goods. They provide tremendous advantages to companies that know how to use them by making their operations much more efficient and profitable. At Great Lakes Kwik Space, the leading storage container rentals and storage containers for sale company in Chicagoland, we are…

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5 questions to Ask before Buying a Storage Container

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In the 1950s, when modern shipping or portable storage containers were invented by Malcom Mclean, he was right to foresee the magnitude of the impact that it would have on, not only national but also global trade. However, it is unlikely that he thought that his industry-changing portable storage containers would have so many other uses. Today, they are not only used to ship goods but also in other areas…

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Benefits of Storage Container Homes

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It seems that storage container homes are becoming increasingly popular. At first glance, these types of homes look original, modern and, in most cases, beautiful. But the truth is that these are only extra characteristics container homes offer. People who own one of these housing units enjoy the benefits container homes offer, besides just aesthetics.  Three of the most important benefits homes made with storage containers offer are that they…

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The 3 Busiest Container Ports in the World

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Every year, thousands of container ships travel across the seas carrying all kinds of loads. Because of this, there are ports exclusively for this kind of ships, and many of them are strategically located in order to maximize efficiency. In this sense, these ports are the economic epicenter in the areas in which they are located; and, consequently, they have not only an effect on the local economic activities but…

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Containers that Accommodate to Every Type of Need

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The use of shipping or portable storage containers has become indispensable in today’s global trade. But their use has extended to other industries rather than just shipping. Nowadays, it is not rare to see restaurants, clothing stores or offices operating from shipping containers that have been altered with innovative designs. There are even shopping centers that are composed of strictly shipping containers, offering customers an original and unique environment. At…

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The Very First Foundations of Containerization

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The idea of using large boxes to ship goods goes back as far as the late 19th century. Although the invention of the shipping container as we know it today did not arise until the late 1950s, as we mentioned on a previous article, Origins of Containerization, companies in the freight shipping industry had identified this need long before. This “trial and error” period was indispensable for the eventual invention…

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Turning a Storage Container into an Office

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Among the innumerable alternative uses for storage containers, using them as office spaces is one of the most popular uses. They are not only a practical alternative; they also offer an ample variety of design options. A storage container can be easily customized to everyone’s taste. However, regardless of the design, there are some basic accessories that any storage container turned into an office needs. At Great Lakes Kwik Space…

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4 Scenarios when Renting a Storage Container for Your Business Is the Right Choice

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Deciding whether to buy or rent a storage container may be a complicated decision if you are doing it for the first time. There are several factors to be taken into account, which will determine what the right choice is. Some of these factors are budget, nature of the business, location where the container will be and some others. But, the most crucial factor to determine if you should buy…

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