Have you ever wanted to know how a shipping container is made? Shipping containers incredibly durable. They need to be made to withstand the toughest weather conditions. All shipping containers are made to an international standard. This means that they can be transferred, stacked, and shipped with ease.
Shipping containers are made of corten steel, also known as ‘weathering steel’.
We receive all our standard shipping containers from a factory in China. The main material used in the production of containers is a huge roll of corten steel.
The walls of shipping containers are cut out these rolls of steel. These sections are then sand blasted and primed. This process ensures that all dust and any contaminates are effectively removed from the steel.
Thereafter, the steel walls are corrugated. This is an important step because corrugation significantly increases the strength of the steel.
This is how a shipping container is made to be robust enough so that several containers can be stacked on top of each other.
After being corrugated, the wall panels are welded together. Square tubing is then welded to the tops of the container walls. The door is installed on the floor frame, followed by the walls and corner posts. All these components are welded in place. The roof panel is then assembled and welded to the top of the container. The whole structure is then primed and painted. This serves to add another layer of protection.
Next is the floor. Floor panels are typically made from wood that has been treated with insecticide. These are varnished before being installed in the floor frame.
Lastly, to ensure the container is weather proof, the door is fitted with rubber seals, and the bottom of the container is waterproofed.