It's no secret that refrigerated containers offer businesses an economical and practical way to manage the storage of goods that are temperature sensitive. However, most people are unaware of their standard dimensions and are confused about which unit will best fulfil their unique needs. Several options are available, so choosing the right one is essential for getting the most value out of your investment and utilizing all or most of the space inside the container.
To help you understand which container size is ideal for your needs, we have prepared a short guide covering the most important factors:
Most refrigerated containers adhere to width and height standards – they are 8 feet wide and 8 feet 6 inches high. Where different models diverge is length, our smallest containers measure just 10ft, our best selling product is 20ft and the largest unit we offer is 40ft. Our largest units can easily accommodate bulky and heavy items for as long as they can pass the loading door. Even our smallest units are deceptively roomy and can be used for storing a wide variety of goods.
It would help if you thought about where you intend to place the container and ensure you have adequate space to position it and open the doors. Of course, the type and quantity of the intended contents also play a big role, so you should calculate the amount of space you need and pick a model with sufficient volume. It’s wise to leave some room for manoeuvring inside the container, so you should opt for the slightly larger size whenever in doubt.
Naturally, larger refrigerated containers are more expensive to lease. However, the price differences aren’t huge, especially as we offer flexible terms.
A smart solution that can save you some valuable space is to stack containers on top of each other. This allows you to expand or reduce your capacity according to the changing needs of your business.
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