A shipping container is just a shipping container. Wrong!
Containers come in a variety of sizes, with various modifications and functionalities. So deciding on which type is best for your needs can be overwhelming. But do not worry at Lion, our experts are here to guide you through the best options available.
At Lion HQ, we are frequently asked what the difference is between a standard shipping container and a high cube container.
The Pros and Cons
Ultimately, high cubes offer more space because they are precisely one foot taller than a standard container. The extra foot provides 320 cubic ft of additional space compared to a standard 40ft shipping container – ideal for that extra bit of storage.
Whilst taller than a standard container, a high cube shipping container remains the same width and length as its standard counterpart. This means that they can still be easily stacked. This is particularly useful if you are using your container to transport cargo or if you are developing a multi-container structure.
High Cube vs Standard Uses
One of Lion’s flagship container conversions using high cube containers was a pop-up shop for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. In just 40 days, we transformed 7 high cube containers into an eye-catching, bright orange Irn Bru store in the city centre. Click here to find out more about the process of constructing this multistorey development using high cube containers.
That extra space that a high cube container provides comes with a slightly larger price tag than that of a standard shipping container. If that additional volume is essential to what you require, then you can’t go wrong with one of these quality containers. And, of course, at Lion we provide the UK’s most competitive rates, meaning our clients get the very best products and customer service for the very best prices.
Do you want to get the ball rolling on your high cube container order? Click here to speak to one of our experts today.