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Financing Shipping Containers

Our partners are financial experts that understand the need to acquire equipment quickly and efficiently… especially when dealing with the logistics and shipping industries. Our shipping container financing partners can get your finance structured to accommodate shipping & cargo containers as well as material handling equipment and container logistics operations globally. Shipping container Trader partner financing is available for steel shipping containers, aluminium cargo containers, converted containers and self storage our used shipping container leasing programs are the best options in the industry:

Intermodal logistics
20 Foot, 30 Foot, 40Foot, 45 Foot Shipping Container Finance Programs
Customised Trailers, and specialist builds
ISO Dry Freight Cargo & Shipping Containers
Refrigerated Shipping Container Finance
Self-storage Container Finance
Mini Storage Container Leasing (see our site
Flat Rack Containers 20 Foot, 40 Foot
10′ Storage Containers (specialist builds new and used)

Why might you need finance on a container? Simply, for a single purchase most people don’t – the value of one container is low enough that it can be funded from cash flow or a credit card. However for multiple units this may not be possible. Typically multi unit purchase is not for onward resale – commonly it’s for the build of new yards, storage facilities or similar developments – and here lies the key to finance.

In these difficult times it might seem that getting finance for almost anything is going to be hard, not least a shipping container. But like most other durables, containers are an asset – and therefore can be financed just like most other assets.

Whilst traditional banks will offer asset based finance or lease hire for things like cars or vans they may shy clear of containers. Certainly certain finance methods such as contract lease, contract hire and operating lease are less applicable as generally there is no expectation that the asset (the container) will be ever be returned [cars for example are generally handed back to the finance company after a certain period of time and a new lease taken on a more modern vehicle]. Nevertheless there are a number of lender who will provide finance for container purchases.

So what’s the advantage of asset finance over a traditional loan?
In a word – cost. A general purpose business loan could be used for many things; a lot of which do not involve an asset or involve assets that on purchase immediately loose a huge percentage of value. For example consider a mezzanine floor – uninstalled it might be worth thousands, but once it’s put in situ it’s worth is negligible as taking it down, moving it and re-fabricating it exceeds the worth of the parts. When you secure your loan on a tangible asset the lender knows they’ve got a lot better chance of getting some money back if you default. Therefore their risk is lower and consequently they can offer a better percentage rate.

As ever it’s key to shop around and to go to specialists – and turn to the internet to find the best deal! You need to work with a lender that has experience of container finance as it’s a niche market – but these lenders will have a far better understanding and consequently be able to offer the best loan rates.

Posted July 20, 2011 by shippingcontainerlockbox in Uncategorized

Condenstaion problems with container storage   Leave a comment

Condensation can appear when storing in shipping containers and during the inclement months of the year this can become more of an issue. There are a number of contributory factors that create this problem. To understand this problem in greater detail well endeavour to explain. Used shipping containers may have moisture in the floors from previous uses, and even new builds if left shut for prolonged periods may produce some moisture inside.
The items you are storing may well contain moisture of some kind even a bed mattress has a moisture content. Other house hold items like dishwashers, clothing washing machines, fridges and freezers, even in winter or summer, will turn that moisture to vapour and as the temperature changes. Ultimately the result is that vapour will become water droplets that gather on the ceiling and start falling to the floor or on stored items. To help prevent this there are many views and suggestions about, but in reality the most successful method is the use of chemical dehumidifiers. These work very well as they either contain silica gel or desiccant clay depending on the product you buy. Shipping lines have always traditionally used gel packets within clothing containers and electrical goods transportation. However “dry poles” as they have become known do work well. The costs vary greatly but you should not pay any more than around £30.00 each. Our recommended supplier of these is a very good and environmentally safe product supplier. Manually insulating shipping containers with ply clad compressed foam works but it is costly to achieve.
Equally there is another product proven to be helpful in this area called “Graffo” this is like a spray on porridge type product which is water based. This seems a very strange way to eliminate moisture but it is very good. This insulates the roof internally keeping heat in and cold out. Please contact us if you wish to learn more about this method of moisture prevention.

Container moisture technical bulletin

When deciding whether a certain Shipping Container is suitable for transporting a certain cargo, it is vital for those involved to have sufficient knowledge about the anticipated climatic conditions in the Shipping Container. The three major factors which have a decisive impact upon the crypto climate (microclimate) in the Shipping Container are as follows : external climatic conditions, the type of Shipping Container and the cargo being transported.
External climatic conditions have a decisive impact upon the climatic conditions inside containers. The transport route in particular determines external climatic conditions, season and time of day and the current weather (rain, sunlight etc.). Due to the diversity of these factors, it is not straightforward to predict how the container climate will change in transit. It is not possible simply to transfer the experience gained from one transport operation to another, as the conditions prevailing in transit often vary greatly, but an awareness of how the factors interact is helpful in assessing transport risks. In a nutshell mother nature rules the roost.
The factors influencing Shipping Container climate are highlighted in greater detail below:

1. Temperature conditions in the container:

The temperatures encountered in containers are primarily determined by heat exchange across the container walls. Good heat-transfer properties, especially through the steel walls, and the relatively large ratio of container surface area to container volume have a favourable impact in this respect. There are reflective materials available on the market to reduce heat transfer, although expensive.

In addition to solar radiation, external air temperatures, wind and precipitation also have an impact upon temperatures. Due to the wide variation in levels of solar radiation over a day, considerable temperature variation also occurs inside the container. This particularly applies to the air layers located directly beneath the container roof, as this is where the effects of solar radiation are at their strongest and thus where the greatest heat exchange occurs. On exposure to precipitation, such as rain, the container roof likewise cools more rapidly than, for example, the sidewalls, and the underside of the roof thus cools down most readily. Overheating of the air inside the container, i.e. heating to above the external air temperature may be considerable even under normal weather conditions. In contrast, the variations in temperature of the cargo inside the container are less marked.

2. Humidity conditions in the container:

Humidity conditions in the container are primarily determined by internal factors, i.e. the prevailing conditions are largely determined by the hygroscopic characteristics of the cargo and its packaging. Hygroscopic auxiliary packaging materials, such as squared lumber for cargo securing, and the water content of the flooring may also play a significant part. Incoming outside air usually has no negative impact upon humidity. Since the temperature prevailing inside the container is generally higher than the outside temperature, incoming air would also reduce relative humidity.

Seawater or rain may penetrate damaged containers. This constitutes a considerable potential risk. If the container is packed in wet weather (snow, rain), additional moisture may get into the container. As always the visual inspection of Shipping Containers is crucial for the safe transit of goods. Refer to our section on Shipping Container inspection for useful pro-active information. Any of our members will be able to offer services relating to repairs and inspection along with CSC certification.

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