You might think that refrigerated shipping containers can only be used to ship goods to and from a destination while keeping the goods cool. However, refrigerated containers can be used in a whole range of different ways and for different purposes!
In this article, we’ll review the various ways that refrigerated containers can be beneficial.
Whether you are in the construction industry or other sectors, you’re sure to be surprised by just how versatile they can be!
A refrigerated shipping container, or sometimes called a reefer container, is a large vessel. It’s able to transport perishable items such as food and produce all across the world.
It’s also the preferred method of transport for items that are prone to spoiling or that are heat or light-sensitive.
Thousands of tonnes of meat, fish, and fruit are stored and transported in refrigeration containers every year. This figure only continues to increase.
This is because, as the overall population rises, the consumption and amount of food countries need also increases.
This is particularly true regarding foods like meat and seafood that need to be at their freshest and most hygienically stored. Refrigeration units are essential for their transportation.
If not effectively stored in a cold environment then they might be at risk of causing diseases like salmonella, bovine tuberculosis, or brucellosis.
One great way of generating some extra income for your refrigerated container is to allow local businesses to hire it out for a set fee each month.
There is a real trend in specialist produce and suppliers now in the hospitality industry. Perhaps a brewpub is looking to expand and keep meats and produce on a larger scale?
Or a restaurant or hotel is wanting to expand and keep a larger range of produce onsite and their fridges aren’t adequate? They can rent the refrigerated container from you. This allows them the necessary space while you aren’t using it.
It’s a great way to generate a bit of extra income for pretty much doing nothing. You can even include delivery and a pickup fee if it is more seasonal as opposed to year-round.
Instead of a prolonged period of use with one company, you could rent a 40 foor refrigerated shipping containers for big events. such as weddings, music festivals, and big exhibitions.
This is especially helpful for large events outdoors that need a large space to keep goods refrigerated over a period of a few days.
Outdoor events such as festivals don’t have the infrastructure for keeping a large number of goods refrigerated at one time. Often they can last around seven days or longer and if it is a large scale event, businesses might be selling hundreds of units a day.
This is why they might need a refrigeration container to keep a surplus of produce in for a length of time. It allows them peace of mind. As they aren’t worried about its condition in the climate outside.
This is also the case with outdoor weddings on location in a field. The catering staff and chefs might not have access to a refrigeration unit big enough for large weddings with hundreds of guests.
A refrigeration container will ensure that all the food for the wedding and the guests are stored safely and freshly in the right conditions.
The fact that is it is easily mobile and transportable is a real benefit for events in outdoor locations such as these.
This is another great use for your insulated shipping container.
Some food producers and suppliers will need additional storage and refrigeration units for the times of the year when they are harvesting and wanting to store the produce.
Producers such as fruit and vegetable farmers might need to be stored in a refrigeration container from when they come into season and the end of their season output.
This will maximize the lengthen the fruit and vegetable shelf life for the product, so consumers can buy the products fresher and for longer.
This is also the case around Christmas time and Thanksgiving with butchers getting ready for their busiest time of year.
They might need additional storage space to hang their meats to let them dry out in the correct conditions for a length of time.
Or they might not have the right amount of space to keep up with the festive period demand. Hence why they would need to hire a refrigerating shipping container for the Christmas months.
If you are keeping materials or tools onsite why not use a refrigerated container to store them? Depending on what the materials or tools are they might benefit from being stored at a slightly cooler temperature.
The security aspect of a refrigerated shipping container is also a plus as it is designed to be sturdy and protect the goods inside.
Why not use your 20 foot refrigerated container as a container to help you with storing things onsite safely? They are large, cool, and easy to move around with the right equipment.
We hope you have enjoyed this article on all the uses available with a refrigerated container.
It’s amazing to think that they are so versatile and can be used in a range of different scenarios or at various times of the year.
Don’t let your refrigeration container just sit there gathering dust, put it to good use with some of our suggestions!
If you have any further questions or queries about refrigerated containers, why don’t you contact us directly?