Melbourne (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
As consumer goods continue to make their way from one country to another, shipping containers remain the vessel of choice to house and protect merchandise throughout long oceanic voyages. With each cargo ship arrival, however, towers of containers in shipping container graveyards grow higher. Containers First, Australia's trusted shipping container sales and hire expert, recently launched its "Big Recycling" campaign to encourage organisations to choose buildings made from recycled containers.
Shipping containers can be expensive to send back to their country of origin and companies find that purchasing new containers is a much cheaper option. The result is a surplus of used containers in towering stacks left unused in shipping docks all over the world. Containers First's campaign offers a greener solution to minimise the accumulation of unused containers: recycling them to be modified into portable buildings that can be used in a variety of functions across different industries.
"Portable buildings from shipping containers are the perfect way to add flexible, cost-effective, and fully-functional space on an as-needed basis that can easily grow along with your company," explains a Containers First spokesperson. "All our used containers have been thoroughly inspected, repaired if necessary, and certified by Containers First to be fully secure, lockable, weather-proof, and vermin-proof. You can expect many years of service from our certified used containers, with most requiring only minimal ongoing maintenance."
Rather than use traditional building materials to build a new structure from scratch, used shipping containers for sale provides a ready-made framework that can be easily adapted to become job site and sales offices, meeting rooms, ticket booths, male and female ablution units, first-aid rooms, or space for special events. Customers can choose the appropriate time-saving additions to a used container such as steps, ramps, or decks, furniture packages, shelving, security enhancements, utilities, air-conditioning or heating units, and interior and exterior lighting.
"Our versatile fleet of portable buildings can have you up and running in a matter of days, with your choice of in-stock 3m, 6m, 9m or 12m buildings ready for fast delivery," adds the spokesperson. "Containers First's portable building services include space planning, custom configurations, delivery, installation and prompt de-installation."
With 25 years of experience in the shipping container sale and hire industry, Containers First positions its eco-friendly campaign towards adding another goal for future achievements: the increased utilisation of used containers as low-energy alternatives to traditional architecture created for working and even living purposes. A quick peek at the Containers First showroom shows clients how the company can fabricate containers for any application, regardless whether they approach the company with just a rough idea or more detailed specifications.
"Our on-site engineer/build team is one of the most innovative in the business, with a wide range of unique modification projects to its credit," the spokesperson affirms. "We pride ourselves on delivering what we promise you – on time and on budget."