Did you know that...? 20 amazing container facts

Did you know that...? 20 amazing container facts

Fri, 03 May 2019 min reading

Did you know that… the first container arrived in the port of Rotterdam in 1965? And that Rotterdam now has the largest container port in Europe? So it makes sense for CARU to be based in this port city. In this article, you can read many more facts about containers as well as CARU Containers.

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… the container hasn’t been around for that long at all?American Malcolm McLean invented the container in 1956.

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… the design of the container has hardly changed since then?

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… the container transport of a can of soft drink only costs 1 cent?

… and a bottle of wine can be transported from New Zealand for 10 cents?

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… large container ships can hold almost 22,000 containers? They could carry 745 million bananas, one for every European and American. 

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… almost all containers are made in China? CARU’s new containers have therefore always been shipped once, from China to the Netherlands. This explains any small dents or scratches here and there. 

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… TEU stands for Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit? TEU indicates the size of a container. A TEU container is 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and usually 8.5 feet high.

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… there are no fewer than 35 million TEU containers worldwide? Around 14 million arrive in the port of Rotterdam every year.

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… if you put all the containers in the world in a row, you could circle the globe twice? 

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… containers have an infinite number of uses? In addition to transport and storage, containers are also used in the offshore industry, in military operations and in housing construction, for example.

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… offshore containers are specially designed to withstand the most extreme conditions? CARU Containers sells standard offshore containers via the webshop.

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… CARU Containers sells and rents empty shipping and storage containers? And that you can choose brand-new or used models? 

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… CARU Containers is one of the largest container dealers worldwide?

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… CARU Containers is the only Dutch container supplier with a fully automated webshop?

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… CARU Containers provides total transparency about the container prices in the webshop?

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… you can collect ordered containers from the depots in Rotterdam and Antwerp free of charge?

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…. CARU’s used containers often have a long career behind them? After 14 years of globetrotting, they are no longer suitable for transport but are still perfectly suitable for storing goods.

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… you must always level a container properly? If you don't, the container doors won't open.

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… CARU Containers has branches in Belgium, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Sweden and the United States?

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… CARU Containers has been around for almost 20 years?

A new or preloved container

Do you need a container for storage, transport, relocation or conversion? Large, small, tall, with an open top, double door or even one that opens on all sides? In the CARU Containers webshop, you can buy a new – or preloved – container that perfectly suits your requirements. What if you just need the container temporarily? You can also rent a container from us, starting at just 2.50 euros per day.

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Do you want to buy a container? The containers are available in our webshop for an affordable price!

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