At first glance, shipping containers may seem like a boring necessity. Engines of commerce depend on these durable steel crates to ship cargo worldwide via plane, train, boat, and truck.
These standardized, stackable containers save time and money by not requiring goods to be packed, unloaded, and repacked as they move from one mode of transportation to the next, as once was required. And yes, they are sturdy, durable, weather resistant, and secure.
For all of those qualities and assets, shipping containers for sale in Cornwall are commanding such interest outside of manufacturing industries. The same characteristics that make them reliable shipping vessels are opening them up to a wide variety of uses, ranging from pop-up restaurants to tiny homes to car garages.
Since 1972, Conterm, a Division of Kenmont Terminals, has been the Cornwall shipping container supplier of choice. We went from serving international leasing companies as a full-service repair and container storage depot to expanding into a domestic container leasing service. We also ship containers for sale and rent through our container depots in Montréal, Ottawa, and Québec City.
Our original mission still holds today: to deliver complete customer satisfaction. We focus on providing the best, most efficient service as we offer shipping containers and products of the highest standards of workmanship and quality control.
The Most Versatile Cornwall Shipping Containers
Our new, used, and refurbished Cornwall shipping containers for sale or rent come in three standard sizes: 10-, 20-, and 40-foot lengths, plus we have a 40-foot High Cube, with more vertical space for extra storage.
The shipping containers also lend themselves to use as temporary and semi-permanent storage units. Plus, 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 that suits your specific requirements, which can include:
Custom Event Solutions Using Shipping Containers
Each year, Conterm is proud to provide custom solutions for international events hosted in Canada. These include the Montréal Jazz Festival, the F1 Grand Prix, Les Francofolies, Osheaga, and many other signature events.
During these events, our shipping containers are modified for use as information kiosks, ticket offices, welcome stands, shelters, restaurants, bars, lounges, sound booths, restrooms, terraces, mobile offices, onsite storage units, and much more.
Shipping containers provide many benefits over traditional tents. Their solid-steel construction makes them secure (keeping valuable equipment and merchandise safe), and they are easily modified and stacked. The containers are also portable, so you don’t have to dismantle and rebuild things as you must do with tents.
Rent or Buy Cornwall Shipping Containers?
The decision to buy or rent a shipping container depends on a few different factors.
Size reassessment is one major consideration. Often, we think we need more storage space than we really do. So if you rent a 20-foot container, it’s easy to downsize to 10 feet (or up it to 40 feet if you actually need more).
If you need a container for short-term use, then renting is fine. For long-term use, you might want to consider buying.
If you want to modify the unit for specialized use, then buying Cornwall shipping containers is the way to go. Furthermore, buying a container means that you can just ship it ahead to the next destination where you’ll use it, as opposed to returning it to its place of origin.
With Conterm, you also have the choice of new, used, and refurbished shipping containers. If you are just using the container for storage, then used or refurbished may be your choice. But if the appearance of the container is important in your use – say, as a sales office or other place of business – then you would want to go with new. While our older units are kept in good condition, they are not as pristine as new ones.
If you have a question about shipping containers for sale in Cornwall, shipping containers for rent, or modified shipping containers, please contact us today. It will be our pleasure to answer your queries.