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    How many different shipping containers exist?

    Whilst you might not be aware, Thurston are part of a wider group of businesses supplying all of your needs. Whilst we focus on modular constructions, one of our sister businesses, YMC, focusses on different types of shipping containers. This means that all of your needs are always catered to by us. Whether you’re planning a new modular construction, or you need shipping containers, Thurston and YMC can help you. Here’s a bit more about some of the shipping containers that YMC have on offer.

    If you’re looking at shipping containers and you don’t know much about them, you’re going to find it difficult – take it from us! This isn’t because they’re hard to get access to, but because there’s so many. Because there’s so many shipping containers to choose from, it’s difficult to decide what you want and find what you really need. So, if you’re looking for containers now, we’re here to make your container-searching much easier for you. This article explains all that you need to know about the shipping containers that are available from YMC.

    Equipment Housings

    Your equipment is vital for your business, so making sure that you store your equipment properly is important, or it can end up affecting your business. This means that equipment housings are a good option for you. Although these are not technically shipping containers – you’re not using them for shipping goods, although you can transfer your equipment inside – they still look exactly like standard shipping containers. Built in factories, there’s many options for integrated housings. Often, they’re built bespoke to you. Whether you need one standalone building or multi-module buildings of any size, shape or configuration, equipment housings can be created specifically to your needs. As an example of this, your containers can come fitted with mechanicals internally so that your housings are ready to use upon arrival. There’s no waiting for it to be set up.

    No matter what sector you work in whether it’s wind energy, power, oil or gas, you can have specially designed equipment housings.

    Multi-use Containers

    As the title of this shipping container strongly suggests, these models of shipping container have a range of different uses, no matter the industry that you specialise in. Demonstrating this is the diverse industries that already make use of this shipping container: freight, military and waste management. Despite the fact that they can be used in a range of situations, multi-use containers are still customised to your specific needs but in a way that means in theory, they can be used for other things too. For example, you may require something specific for military industries that you don’t require for freight.

    If you are going to purchase some multi-use containers, it’s important to make sure that you work with a business that’s experienced in the shipping containers industry – like our sister business, YMC. If you work with a business that’s not so experienced, you may end up with containers that aren’t very useful to you at all.

    Nuclear Freight Containers

    Nuclear freight containers are shipping containers that are specially designed to meet the needs of all people working within the nuclear industry, such as nuclear waste. When you’re buying these containers from YMC, they are put through rigorous tests to make sure that they are certain to meet your needs. If you’re in an industry where you’re transporting potentially dangerous waste and materials, it’s obviously important that you make sure that no danger is presented to anybody. That means that you need nuclear freight containers to make sure that there’s no danger presented to the public and yourself.

    With nuclear shipping containers, you can have them made to suit your needs. Whilst they can be made to your needs, the company that you work with will also ensure that they’re stringent when it comes to making sure that it’s safe for housing and transporting dangerous contents.

    Visit the YMC website today to explore all of the other options for shipping containers.