Reefer Containers: The Perfect Cold Storage Solution

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So your business is responsible for putting on a large-scale event. It might be a concert, a fair, or a convention. Whatever the case may be, it’s your responsibility to ensure that huge amounts of people are taken care of throughout the event. Logistics, safety, storage, scheduling, and more are all in your hands. It can be a bit stressful, but with the right equipment and strategy, you can certainly…

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How Storage Containers Have Changed the World

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There have been some inventions that have changed people’s lifestyles and the world’s course dramatically. The wheel, the print, the light bulb, the TV and the radio, among many others, are all examples of this. Perhaps, the most recent invention that has had the greatest impact on people’s lifestyles, and how the world operates, in general, is the use of smart electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones.   But…

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Why Storage Containers Are Necessary in Construction Sites

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Good planning is indispensable for any successful construction project. A well-planned strategy will guarantee high-quality work that will meet all deadlines. A well-planned strategy must account for every single detail, always with the main goal of being as effective and efficient as possible. On-site logistics is, of course, a big part of it. That’s where portable storage containers come into play. Thanks to their versatility, they serve as the perfect…

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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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