We’re all familiar with shipping containers. We see them stacked as they are offloaded from ships, piled on the backs of trains, loaded into airplanes, and laid on the beds of transport trucks.
While these containers are perfect vessels for hauling cargo – easily stackable, available in standard sizes, and durable to resist weather, damage, and thieves – they are also notable for the flexible range of other uses. Shipping containers for sale in Québec can also be employed as temporary and semi-permanent storage or modified to be used as homes, offices, garages, sleeping cabins, ticket offices, and just about anything else you can imagine.
History of Québec Shipping Containers
Modern container shipping, as we know it, began in 1956. Five years later, the International Organization for Standardization set the criteria for shipping containers. Where goods once had to be packed then repacked as they moved between transports, standardization meant that goods could stay in the same stackable containers from the beginning of the journey to the end, saving time and money.
When it comes to Québec shipping containers for sale, Conterm is one of the premier players in the business. We sell and rent (and rent to own) shipping containers in standard sizes – 10-, 20- and 40-feet long – in Québec and Eastern Canada through our container depots in Montréal, Ottawa, and Québec City.
We have maintained a loyal and growing customer base for our shipping containers in Québec because of the quality of our service, our knowledgeable management and professional staff, and the fact that we’re always looking for innovative new shipping container services.
Modifying Québec Shipping Containers
Strong, secure, watertight, and weather-resistant: shipping containers are also flexible, lending themselves to a variety of uses. The highly specialized and skilled team of concept designers, welders, and builders in our Modified Shipping Containers division can transform any shipping container into a unique structure tailored to your specifications and needs.
We can also provide unique designs for custom projects. The possibilities are nearly limitless. You can stack Québec shipping containers or attach them end to end to create more space vertically or horizontally, adding or removing walls as needed.
Want more sleeping space at the cottage or to use the shipping container as a country getaway? It’s easy to have a sleeping container moved to a remote property, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you don’t need to worry about damage or break-ins.
Other unique uses include:
What Do You Need to Think About Before Buying Your Québec Shipping Container?
The first thing you need to decide before buying your shipping container in Québec is the size you’ll require. Our standard steel-made containers range from 10 feet to 40 feet, with a capacity that ranges from 24,910 lbs to 59,040 lbs. But we also offer a 40-foot, non-standard, steel-made format called High Cube, which offers additional height and storage space.
Then you need to decide whether you want a new or used shipping container. Used containers are less expensive but, while in good condition, they are not as immaculate as new ones. If you just need storage, used is an option. If the container is going to be used as a tiny home or restaurant, then new would be best.
How long are you going to need the shipping container? If it’s a short time, then renting may be the best option. For a long-time use, owning might be a better choice. If you are undecided, you are also free to rent with an option to buy later.
You also have the option of having us deliver and install your container, or you can pick it up and transport it yourself.
Will you need the shipping container to be modified? We can meet your requirements by adding sections, doors, windows, electricity, plumbing, and much more. Ask us about alterations for an information booth, an outdoor concert stage, a mobile office, and other uses too!
At Conterm, we’re all about the choices that suit your needs. If you have any questions about shipping containers for sale in Québec, shipping containers for rent, or modified shipping containers, we invite you to contact us today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions.