Shipping containers are used to transport a vast array of goods all over the world. Coming in a range of different sizes, they are a popular method to get some products from A to B easily and efficiently.
Shipping containers are well known worldwide, but they are used to transport certain things you may not have thought of. At Flintham Cabins, we have previously written about the weird things found inside shipping containers, but today we will discuss three things you didn’t know shipping containers transport.
Did you know that many shipping containers have the capacity to carry yachts, and that is exactly what some do? In 2014, after a boat hit a reef, it was rescued by a 40 ft shipping container ship and delivered to Italy where it was rebuilt. This boat was involved in an ocean race at the time and the decision was made to still finish the last leg of the race after it was rebuilt.
There are many boats which participate in more than one race per year and, instead of sailing, they are packed into shipping containers to travel to different venues around the world.
Dinosaurs Around the World
When you go to museums, zoos or locations where statured dinosaurs are kept, do you ever think how they get there in the first place? There are many strange and wonderful things kept inside steel containers, and dinosaurs are one of them.
Dinosaurs travel the world to reach their destinations, and shipping containers are the best transportation service used to get them there. Not long ago, there was an exhibition of fourteen life-sized animatronic dinosaurs which began a world tour, starting from the United States and ending in Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland.
Each dinosaur had to be rebuilt at each location, but the uses of shipping containers meant they could be shipped to almost anywhere within the world.
You may have heard of the worldwide successful band Muse, from South East England. Their success sees them selling out arenas all over the world, but this means a huge amount of travelling is involved. Their tours are designed to grab audiences, with their huge sound, stage and light displays.
In order to create such a unique and thrilling live experience, Muse move their equipment around the world using 25 40 ft shipping containers. This may seem like such a surreal and unheard-of idea, but shipping containers allow the band to keep up this lifestyle.
Their equipment parts, including the sound stage and music stage, have to be built in a certain way to fit inside the containers, but this means they can be transported around the world quickly and efficiently.
Shipping containers are used for much more than we think they are, and their durability means they can withstand the tough and long journeys that travelling along the sea offers.
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