The Best Shipping Container Shop Ideas

The Best Shipping Container Shop Ideas

You want your own workshop, but a standard shed does not seem to be the right choice. You want something that is more secure to protect your belongings  Something that is better equipped to handle harsher weather.  Something that is not easy for rodents or other undesirables to get into. It seems like a lot to ask, especially if you do not want to build an additional building on your property. There is a solution. 

Shipping container shops are the perfect solution for your personal workshop needs. These large containers are built of solid steel.  This makes  them perfect for all weather condition. They have a single sealed and secure entryway to protect your shop.  Additionally, they are easy to customize to your desires. 

You can create the perfect work area.  You can have it located at any place on your property. Electricity can be run to these containers.  If you want climate control, consider using a refrigerated container. These containers are insulated to perfection and can be maintained at any desired temperature. For instance, many people find that shipping container shops are the perfect place for home brewing because of the ability for temperature control. 

Shipping Container Shop Ideas

Shipping Container Garage 

Need a place to work on your favorite project car? Need a garage setting without having to compromise your current garage space? You can easily convert a shipping container into the ultimate garage. Containers can accommodate your tools, your vehicle, and all of the storage room that you need. A shipping container garage can also be designed so that it can be moved if necessary. 

Shipping container garages also make the perfect place to store your lawn equipment.  Other  work gadgets for your property can have a home without having to pay for expensive storage units. Container garages can help you keep your home and garage clutter-free/  You will actually able to park your vehicles inside!

The Perfect Farm Solution: Shipping Container Barn 

Erecting a new barn on your property is expensive. This is one of the reasons that many people avoid building the space they need. This leads to a crowded barn area that becomes more of a burden than a benefit. The solution to this problem is a shipping container barn. 

You can have the shipping container placed anywhere on your property.  Talk about convenience! You can then customize the container to have shelves, racks, or any other type of organizational item that you need. All that is left is to put your stuff into your new barn.  

Shipping containers have become one of the most versatile structures available on the market. People have been converting these containers into everything from homes and hotels to barns and hydroponic growing areas. If you need a solid and secure space, you can convert a shipping container to meet that need. 

Controlled Temperature Chemical Storage

Controlled Temperature Chemical Storage

Businesses that use chemicals understand the importance of proper temperature controlled storage. Many different substances, especially biochemicals, require temperature-controlled storage to remain viable. Various chemicals, including corrosives, may not need cold temperatures.  They do, however, require that they are not stored in hot temperatures for safety. 

Some businesses find that they have to limit the types of chemicals they use or order.  They may keep small batches of chemicals on hand due to lack of temperature controlled storage.  Also, they may waste valuable space to store their chemicals safely. All of these options can hinder business productivity. 

box trailers used as temperature controlled storage

Temperature Controlled Storage Solution 

Businesses now have an option for safe and secure temperaturecontrolled storage for their chemicals. Instead of using valuable space in their work areas, or constructing new space for their buildings, companies can opt for a refrigerated shipping container retrofitted to hold their chemicals.  

These portable solutions can be placed anywhere on the business property. With only one entrance to the unit, they are easy to secure. The refrigeration units are located on the end of the containers on the outside.  So they are also easy to maintain. 

Shelving, lighting, and other necessary storage container add-ons can be set up inside these containers. The interior can quickly become OSHA compliant based on the chemicals you store. Each storage container is fully customizable. This can help any business manage their chemicals safely and effectively. 

Business Expansion Made Easily and Affordably

In addition to providing superior chemical solutions for all types of businesses, shipping containers also provide a business with the right solution for all types of storage and expansion issues, 

If you need to expand your working area, consider a shipping container.  If you want to launch a new product and need extra space, a refrigerated shipping container is an affordable solution. You can customize a container to fit your needs as an office space, work space, or even a testing space. 

If you do not need cold storage, but you do need extra storage, non-refrigerated shipping containers are also a great option. Just like the temperature-controlled storage units, these containers are fully customizable for your needs. You can easily connect these units for several storage units.  Or just add one for some extra storage space. 

Many businesses have found that they can take advantage of extra undeveloped property space by adding these shipping containers to their overall business space. It is an affordable way to increase square footage.  And this extra space can be regular or temperature controlled to meet the needs of your business storage or expansion. 

Benefits of Living in a Shipping Container

Benefits of Living in a Shipping Container

There is a modern appeal to living in a shipping container. The possibilities are endless.  The cost can be much less than a traditional home.  The timing for completion can be minimal.  The security can be immense!

If at first you think container homes sound absolutely dreadful, read on. You think of a dark container stripped of any comforts?  Definitely read on. If you think container homes are only one way of taking a frugal lifestyle to the next level, you have to read on!

Container homes are the exact opposite of dark and dank and dreary. Shipping containers offer so many benefits for building a great living space!  We will outline only a few in this article.  Be encouraged to seek out more ideas.  Container home living is up and coming.  The sky is the limit!  Truly.

entering an open door into a shipping container home 

Benefits of Living in a Container Home

Following are five main reasons that you should consider using shipping containers for your next home building project. 

  1. They are environmentally friendly in many ways. First, you are upcycling a shipping container. Second, you are eliminating the need for many building materials. Even sustainable building materials will be conserved. And third, most shipping containers are insulated. This reduces the amount of energy you will need to heat and cool your home.
  2. Shipping containers are 100 percent customizable. You can make every part of the interior and exterior your design. You can weld together several containers for a large home or enjoy a tiny home design. A little bit of imagination can go a very long way in home design.
  3. Shipping containers are very affordable. You can create a home with 1,200 square feet of space for less than $10,000 for the structure. Add in everything else, depending on your tastes, and you could have a new home for around $40,000. This estimate, of course, is based on what you desire, not on actual costs. $40k is a third of what a small home in most areas sells for in previously lived-in conditions. 
  4. Off-site construction. If you are moving to a remote area, you can construct and create a majority of your home in another area and then transport the finished container to your new homesite. Securing the container. You are ready to move in! Being able to work on your home off-site if you chose can reduce time and money necessary.
  5. Depending on the design, your home can be portable. If you plan to move your container home in the future, you will need to make sure you take the right steps during the initial construction to make this easier. 

Consider This

Shipping container homes continue to emerge in the housing market as more people find that this is precisely what they want in a home. These homes are eco-friendly, cost-effective, and easy to design to the tastes and needs of the owner.  Consider this unique way of living!


Pharmaceutical Storage

Pharmaceutical Storage

Pharmaceutical products must be managed carefully after production to ensure their quality until they reach the end consumer. This is especially important when it comes to temperature control. Many pharmaceutical products can lose their potency.  They may become harmful if they are subjected to extreme heat or cold.

In fact, some medications like vaccines need to be kept cold at all times because of their components. Allowing these medicines to become warm before use makes them ineffective.

Customizable climate controlled storage container

Pharmaceutical Storage Solutions

Storing pharmaceutical products requires a secure storage container that offers temperature and humidity control. The easiest solution that meets these guidelines is refrigerated shipping containers.

A refrigerated container offers you a secure space to store your pharmaceutical products. The thick walls prevent anyone from tampering with the unit and trying to enter it.  The single entrance is easy to secure. You can also place the unit in a position that allows for easy monitoring of the entrance.

The interior of the unit can be customized with shelving or other racks for storage. Lighting can be installed for convenience and safety. The cooling system can be monitored from the outside at all times.  This will reduce the number of times the unit needs to be opened.  In this way, efficient climate control is achieved.

The cooling unit on the container is also designed to circulate the air within the container instead of just pumping in cool air. Circulated air ensures that all the product receives consistent cooling. This eliminates the potential for damage to pharmaceuticals placed near the end of the unit.  Consistent temperature is imperative for pharmaceutical storage.

storage of medications in climate controlled shipping containers

Emergency Services and Disaster Relief

Refrigerated shipping containers also provide a great way to move pharmaceutical products into emergency areas or areas where disasters have struck. These secure storage containers are easy to transport and can bring in viable and essential medications to areas in crisis.

Storage containers are also the right choice for moving pharmaceutical products and vaccinations into areas where there is limited access to medication. Health organizations and charity groups can help those in need by transporting medications and vaccinations into third-world areas without the threat of unauthorized access or spoilage.

Benefit Of Cold Storage Containers

Pharmacies and medical centers can also benefit from secure cold storage units at their place of business. Using a secure storage container is a cost-effective way of pharmaceutical storage without having to make significant changes to a building. If your business needs additional space, you can use a storage container for your pharmaceutical products instead of building additional storage space or having to move your business.

Key FAQs about Cold Storage Systems

Key FAQs about Cold Storage Systems

The Portables360 team wants you to get as many years of use from your cold storage systems as possible. Read on to find out more about preparing for the arrival of and maintaining your containers and portable refrigerators.

How should I prepare to receive my container?

You need to ensure the foundation where the unit will be placed is tough enough to support the container’s weight. Concrete, crushed concrete, gravel and asphalt are all suitable materials. Cinder blocks, wooden block, and railroad ties can help you avoid problems as well. Try to ensure a level area is available.

How much access do I need to make available?

You will need to ensure sufficient access for the delivery truck is available. There will also need to be enough space for you to gain access to your cargo via the swing doors when the unit has been grounded. The refrigeration unit will also require proper airflow on all sides.  You must ensure at lease 5 feet of space is available. You also need to make sure there is enough area to supply the unit with electricity.

How can I keep my units in good condition?

You can prolong the life of your container by ensuring you’re using the right electrical supply at all times. Check how the unit is operating on a regular basis and monitor temperature frequently. Try to keep the doors closed as much as you can.  Also allow unobstructed airflow when you are loading the container. Make sure products are not stacked near to the doors or ceiling. If you are entering the unit for a lengthy period of time, switch the unit off and turn it back on when you leave.

You also need to regularly inspect the unit to identify any oil-stained areas. The presence of oil can be a symptom of a refrigerant leak. The condenser coil needs to be kept clean, particularly during the warmer months of the year.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Portables360 team if you require any further advice on maintaining your cold storage systems. You can reach them by calling (844) 767-8360 or sending an e-mail to

The USAs Number 1 Portable Storage Provider

The USAs Number 1 Portable Storage Provider

Portables360 is widely-regarded as one of the USA’s top portable storage providers. The team is able to offer refrigerated and cold-storage solutions. In addition, Portables360 offers wholesale and leases.  We have a wide range of new and used shipping containers, mobile storage container, and refrigerated containers. The brand is an affiliate of the prestigious SoNo International business.  We specialize in providing marine containers for schools, pharmaceutical companies, medical companies, tech businesses, catering companies, events organizers and many more. Why not browse the site today if you require a durable portable storage provider?


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Refrigerated Containers

Containers can be fitted with a range of standard and custom features.  So if you are looking for storage solutions, Portables360 can customize an application for you. The Portables360 team has more than three decades of experience to draw upon. Our refrigerated containers are also known as reefers.  They can act as on-site walk-in refrigerators that can chill, refrigerate or freeze your goods.  Electric-powered units are not only clean and reliable but safe and portable too. The units are built to the highest standards.  They are designed to offer maximum thermal efficiency while minimizing air leakage. 10’, 20’ and 40’ containers are available.

Standard Containers

Standard containers are also available.  These are great for expanding businesses!  They are also known as dry van containers. These containers are manufactured from Cor-ten steel and offer spacious, safe and secure storage.  There are various add-ons and custom modifications available to suit specific needs.  Shelving, racks, locks, ramps, light bars, roll-up doors, partitions and side-doors are a few options.

Should you have any questions about the containers supplied by Portables360, you can contact our team. Keep up to date with the latest news and developments by following Portable 360 on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We can be reached at (844) 767-8360 and Also, get in touch via the contact form on our website. No matter what you require from a portable storage provider, Portables360 can cater for you. See what we have to offer today!