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Half Height shipping container
Half height containers, also known as shorty containers, are a popular alternative to standard shipping containers. These containers are (as you’ve probably guessed!) half the length of a standard shipping container, measuring 8 ft or 2.44 m, but still provide ample space for a whole variety of uses. With their compact size, half height shipping containers are super-easy to transport by truck, train, or ship, and can be modified to suit a wide range of needs.
Applications of Half Height
These containers, once only used for transporting goods across the globe, are now being repurposed into tiny container homes, site offices, and even entire communities. Half height containers can be used for:
- Storage. They are perfect for small spaces and are ideal for storing tools, equipment, and supplies.
- Workshops. Half height containers can be converted into workshops, providing a secure and sheltered working space.
- Offices. They can be converted into portable offices to create a convenient and mobile workspace for construction sites, events, and other locations.
- Retail spaces. Half height containers can be transformed into pop-up shops, food trucks, or other retail spaces.
Modifying Half Height
Half height containers can be fitted with a whole bunch of container accessories. With everything from insulation, electricity, plumbing, doors, windows, air-conditioning and other features to make them suitable for a variety of uses. They can also be painted or branded with logos and graphics to match the style of your business.
Benefits of Half Height
There are several perks to using half height containers, including:
- Cost-effectiveness: they are significantly cheaper than standard shipping containers, offering a cost-effective solution for various industries.
- Portability: half height containers are easy to move and transport for businesses and individuals who need to move their operations regularly.
- Durability: they are made from high-quality steel that is exceptionally durable and resistant to weather and other environmental factors.
- Versatility: half height containers can be converted into various spaces, making them a versatile solution for businesses and individuals.
- Sustainability: Half height containers have a low environmental impact, as they are often made from recycled materials.
- Convenient loading and unloading: half height containers are designed to make loading and unloading of heavy or dense materials easy.
- Durability and safety: half height containers are designed to be durable and safe, ensuring that the materials being transported are secure throughout the journey.
- Suitable for transporting heavy and dense materials: Half height containers are designed to carry heavy or dense materials, such as gravel, coal, and ores.
Half Height Containers
Everything You Need to Know
As mentioned above, half height containers are very popular choice with customers throughout Australia due to their smaller size. But did you know that half height containers were originally designed for the transportation of heavy/dense materials?
Even today, half height containers are a popular choice for transporting heavy or dense materials due to their convenient loading and unloading features. They are specifically designed to be durable and safe, ensuring that the materials being transported are secure throughout the journey.
Half height containers are usually 20ft or 40ft in length, with a height of 4ft 3in (1.29m) or 4ft 5in (1.35m) depending on the model.
Types of Half Height Containers Containers
There are several types of half height containers available to meet the specific needs of each customer.
- Standard Half Height Containers: these are the most common type of half height container and are used to transport materials such as gravel, coal, and ores.
- Open Top Half Height Containers: these are half height containers that have an open top, making it easy to load and unload the materials.
- Forklift Access Half Height Containers: these are half height containers that have forklift access, making it easy to load and unload heavy materials.
- Insulated Half Height Containers: these are half height containers that are insulated, making them suitable for transporting temperature-sensitive materials.
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HALF HEIGHT CONSTRUCTION
Half height containers are designed to be durable and safe, with construction materials and features that ensure the safe transportation of products. Tiger Shipping Containers uses high-quality materials and designs that comply with all relevant Australian regulations and standards.
Half height containers are constructed from high-grade steel, which makes them durable and resistant to damage. And come with design features such as a reinforced frame, corner castings, and a lockable door to ensure the safety of the materials being transported.
Don’t think that because you’re buying a half height that you’re only getting half a container! Because our half height containers are every bit as versatile and durable as our normal general purpose containers. They’re just a tad smaller!
HALF HEIGHT APPLICATIONS
Half height containers are used in various industries, including:
- Mining and construction industries: the construction industry buys or hires shipping containers, and half height containers are commonly used in Australia’s booming mining and construction industries for the transportation of heavy materials such as coal and ores.
- Transportation of heavy or dense materials: half height containers are used to transport heavy or dense materials, such as gravel and sand.
- Offshore applications: half height containers are used in offshore applications, such as oil rigs and platforms, for the transportation of heavy materials.
- Agriculture and farming: half height containers are used in agriculture and farming for the transportation of materials such as fertilizer.
Maintenance and Repairs
Proper maintenance and repairs are essential for the safe and efficient operation of half height containers. Tiger Shipping Containers offers a range of maintenance and repair services to ensure that half height containers continue to operate safely and efficiently. Everything you buy needs to be properly maintained, and a half height container is no different. The difference with containers however is they’re built to last!
REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
Half height containers need to comply with a range of regulations and standards to ensure their safe transportation and storage. In Australia, half height containers must comply with the Australian Standards AS1210 and AS1692, which specify the requirements for pressure equipment and steel tanks for liquids, respectively. Compliance with these standards ensures the safe and legal use of half height containers in Australia.
Buy the Best Half Height Containers in Australia
For over 30 years, Tiger Shipping Containers has been the go-to choice for businesses needing reliable, high-quality shipping containers. So whether you need a portable workspace, a retail space, or a storage solution, a half-height container can meet your needs. Contact us today to learn more about your options.