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Why we build with one-trip shipping containers

A one-trip shipping container, also known as a one-way container, refers to a shipping container that has been used only once before reaching its destination. These containers have been loaded with cargo for a single trip and are considered almost-new. China uses these containers to send products to the USA. In fact, due to the imbalance of imports to exports in the US, about 12.1 million empty containers become a waste problem in the US every year.

S.I. Container Builds only uses one-trip shipping containers. Here are the main reasons why:

  • Excellent Condition: They are close to perfect condition. Used containers has less integrity, may have been used for years, sometimes exposed to water, and often are rusty.

  • Long Lifespan: Due to their almost-new state, with proper care, one-trip containers have a longer lifespan than most homes

  • Cost-Effective: One-trip containers used as building structures can cost up to 50% less than a traditional build

  • Compliance with Standards: These containers are manufactured to meet the latest industry standards and regulations

  • Strength: Container builders create them to last for over 25 years facing harsh sea voyages. A shipping container is steel…much more reliable than wood or plastic

  • Waste Reduction: Repurposing unused containers and giving them a new life helps minimize waste.

  • CO2 Reduction: A recent report shows that modular construction emits 45% less carbon than traditional methods

  • Style: Shipping container homes look amazing and are flexible building blocks for whatever you are looking for!

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