Kovobel Containers vs Shipping Containers

ship container on the boat

Shipping containers are designed to transport and handle goods by sea and at container ports for onward distribution.  Although popular for static storage, shipping containers are not designed for long term storage.  Condensation has a detrimental effect on any items not water-resistant. Mildew and damp air soon spoil any items that need a dry environment.  Also, the delivery and off-loading of a whole shipping container can be expensive.  Why not see below the advantages and differences between a used shipping container and the Kovobel flat-pack container range.  Kovobel products are designed and manufactured specifically for long term storage on dry land.

5m Storage Container with Double Leaf Front Door

Kovobel Containers

Flat Pack Containers offers efficient delivery, especially in bulk. Stackable in transit.

Kovobel containers are naturally ventilated so do not suffer from condensation or damp..

Each panel can manually offload by hand, with sufficient manpower…

These modular panels are easy to manoeuvre through narrow access and tight spaces

Galvanised finish on Steel Containers for long life and durability.

Great range of sizes to suit multiple applications and industries.

Typically 1/3 the weight of a shipping container! 6m (20ft) Kovobel Container weighs only 780kg.

Shipping Containers

Only delivered as an assembled unit

Shipping Containers are airtight, ideal for moving goods on the sea but with no ventilation, they suffer from condensation, no air movement and musty air

Shipping Containers can only be offloaded by a crane or forklift

Full-Sized Containers require craning over buildings into their final position

Painted Steel will flake and allow rust to develop over time.

limited standard ISO sizing typically 10ft, 20ft & 40ft sizes only

Over-engineered construction designed for stacking at sea. 20ft weighs a whopping 2300kg

So, why a Kovobel container for your storage requirements?

  • Galvanised finish for long life.
  • Reinforce galvanised steel bars to strengthen each panel.
  • 35mm wooden planked floor, not cheap chipboard or OSB which absorb water and rot over time.
  • Module panels for easy access and handling.
  • The design has been refined and improved over time, now proven worldwide.
  • Options and accessories extend the use to suit the requirement from general storage to hazardous chemical storage, site offices or mobile plant rooms.
  • Great customer service.
Please contact us with your requirements for more information.