What Can You Do With A Used Shipping Container?

Storage containers are commonly used in the shipping industry for the transportation of cargo. It’s what containers are known for and is the purpose behind their creation. However, just as practical as they are in transporting goods, these steel boxes can be recycled and used in several innovative ways outside of the shipping industry. Along with cost-benefits, reusing cargo containers can also help save time and manpower in the entire construction processes.

Below are four fascinating examples of the utilization of reprocessed shipping containers from Pac-Van branches throughout the United States.

Rivalry Restaurant

Our Atlanta branch recently sold two 40’ high cube and one 20’ high cube containers to a customer in the fast food industry. The customer modified the containers into a pop-up restaurant during the Auburn vs. Georgia game, branding with school colors while handing out free food and broadcasting the game- all to help celebrate the 125th anniversary of this great rivalry.

Rivalry Restaurant

Garages and Car-Parks

Our Boston branch recently sold two 20’ shipping containers to a customer who then built a garage. He poured a foundation and placed the containers 10’ apart. He installed two 9’ commercial grade doors between the containers on both ends. A roof was built for protection from the elements. Using cargo containers to build spacious garages is yet another fantastic alternative that has been developing in the past decade.

Garages and Car-Parks

Emergency Barriers

Our Yakima branch sold and delivered eight 40’ and twenty-eight 20’ shipping containers in only two and a half days during an emergency situation at Rattlesnake Ridge, along Thorpe Road in Yakima, WA, all in hopes of protecting I-82 and the Yakima River from a landslide. The shipping containers are filled with heavy concrete barricades each estimated to weight six tons. You can see the line of containers in the bottom left hand corner of the aerial photo.

Emergency Barriers

Container Restaurant

Pac-Van recently played a role in the production of Semper Slider, a stationary take-out trailer located outside of Opry Mills in the Music Valley Village in Tennessee. The shipping container was purchased out of our Nashville branch and modified by the chef/owner into a container restaurant complete with plumbing, electric, stainless steel wall panels, tile and a full kitchen. Check out this slide show to see the modification of this container from start to finish.

Container Restaurant

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Container rental and delivery prices vary from area to area, as do the purchase prices. If you have questions, please contact your local Pac-Van branch and we will be happy to assist you.