The terms “used” and “pre-owned” are often associated with “poor quality”. Although this is true about certain types of products, it doesn’t always apply when it comes to used shipping containers for sale in Texas. There’s a huge supply of used shipping containers out there that are still seaworthy and robust enough to be used as base material for most construction projects. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy by utilizing used shipping containers.

Save Money

Whether you are delivering products to a distant land or building a home addition, you can save a great deal of money with used shipping containers. These metal boxes are much cheaper than their brand-new counterparts or other types of container. As a base construction material, they are also less expensive than traditional materials.


Thousands of used shipping containers are left at ports or dumpsites every year. Apart from being too large and hefty, covering large areas of landfills, they are also very hard to recycle. While huge volumes old shipping containers are reused, still many are left to crumble in many places across the country. By repurposing used shipping containers, you are helping to reduce the number of shipping containers polluting lands.

Quick and Easy to Install

Unlike concrete that requires a complex and lengthy process to pour and dry, used shipping containers are almost ready to be installed as base material for a structure. It already has the basic features of a building—wall, columns, and beams. It would even take sometimes as short as a few days to modify a shipping container. Once it’s all set up, all you must do is install insulation, HVAC system, electrical system, and other amenities.

Energy Efficient

If there’s one thing shipping container buildings are known for, it’s their flexibility. You can design them to have large single pane windows to allow ample amount of sunlight into your space. You can even cut through the roof and install skylights. This way you can avoid using artificial lighting during the day while still getting your interior space’s much needed brightness.

You can only enjoy many of these benefits if your used shipping containers are certified high-quality. The only place where you can get these products are at off-dock storage and maintenance facilities in Texas owned by reputable container suppliers such as Equipment Management Services. 


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