black background decor lines

Top 6 Shipping Container Uses

Top 6 Shipping Container Uses featured image

Here at Falcon Structures, we’ve always regarded shipping containers with the same imagination of a child looking at an empty box: its potential is limitless. While we’ve yet to transform one into a spaceship or a castle like their cardboard counterparts, we have modified thousands of containers to serve a multitude of uses. Here are the common six modified shipping container uses we’ve seen in our 20 years in the industry. 

1. Workspace

workspace use blog

Repurposed shipping containers deliver a flexible, mobile office solution you can rely on for years. Our modified shipping container offices are climate controlled and constructed of sturdy, galvanized steel. The interior is finished out for ultimate comfort, with full electrical, windows, light fixtures, and even optional bathrooms. 

  • Mobile office
  • Foreman’s office on jobsite
  • Private meeting space or conference room
  • Mother’s room
  • Office space within another building, like a warehouse 

2. Bathroom

bathroom use blog

Modified shipping container bathrooms are growing in popularity for many reasons. For one, they’re durable, portable, and far cleaner and more pleasant than traditional porta potties. Also, we’ve noticed an increase in companies that want to enhance their employees’ work environment with improved facilities. In many cases, a container bathroom is a substantial upgrade that helps retain talent and improve workforce morale. 

  • Mobile restrooms for remote worksites
  • Restrooms for food venues
  • Restrooms for sporting venues
  • Addition to outgrown facilities

 

3. Equipment Enclosure

Whether your industrial operation is located in a plant, on an oil field, construction site, or adjacent to miles of pipeline, protecting valuable equipment from the elements and vandalism is a must. Customized container enclosures are popular because they’re a time and cost-effective alternative to traditional stick-built enclosures. Their transportable nature is also a benefit to traveling operations.

  • Server rooms
  • Engine testing rooms
  • Water treatment equipment storage
  • Solar battery storage

4. Locker Room

Remote or industrial job sites can be harsh work environments. We’ve helped an increasing number of customers improve working conditions for their workforce with container locker rooms. These containers can include toilets and showers for workers to wash away dirt and grime after their shift and safely store their belongings. Modified container locker rooms hold lots of appeal because they’re transportable and are a more convenient option to traditionally built locker room facilities. 

  • Remote man camps
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Sports locker rooms
  • Industrial sites

5. Living Space

Temporary workforce housing is a must on remote job sites. Compared to traditional workforce living solutions, modified shipping containers offer a number of cost, comfort, and convenience benefits. With an average life expectancy of 25 years, you can expect most living containers to outlast traditional modular living units.

  • Oilfield housing
  • Construction site housing
  • Military and government housing
  • Emergency or disaster relief housing

6. Storage

storage use blog container

An economical workhorse, the ISO container provides a flexible, durable storage solution suitable for almost any environment. Engineered to safely transport items overseas, shipping containers are built to last and endure harsh weather conditions. With minor modifications, like insulation, climate control, and electrical, shipping containers can serve as an enhanced version of their original storage purpose.

  • Climate-controlled file rooms or sensitive material storage
  • Specialty equipment rooms
  • Agriculture equipment and livestock feed storage
  • Code-compliant food storage
  • Construction site tool storage

The uses for shipping containers are many (just look at this list of 83 suggested uses). Based on our experience, these six applications are the most useful and impactful ways to use modified shipping containers. 

Interested in exploring one of these container solutions? Reach out to our team at 512-131-1010 or email us at Sales@FalconStructures.com.

83 Uses for ISO Shipping Containers

 

THINK INSIDE THE BOX®
WITH OUR BLOG

Get everything from shipping container basics, to detailed how-tos and industry news in our weekly blog. Stay inspired and subscribe!

RELATED BLOGS

Military Shipping Containers: MOUT Facilities, Shipping Container Barracks, and More
<span id=Top 6 Shipping Container Uses featured image" srcset="https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=360&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 360w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=480&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 480w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=720&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 720w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=768&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 768w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=1350&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 1350w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=1440&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 1440w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=1920&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 1920w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/02_Categories/Government_and_Military/MOUTBlog.jpg?width=2278&name=MOUTBlog.jpg 2278w" loading="lazy">

Military Shipping Containers: MOUT Facilities, Shipping Container Barracks, and More

READ MORE

5 Reasons To Choose Modified Shipping Containers for Temporary Workforce Housing
<span id=Top 6 Shipping Container Uses featured image" srcset="https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=360&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 360w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=480&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 480w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=720&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 720w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=768&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 768w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=1350&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 1350w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=1440&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 1440w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=1920&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 1920w,https://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hubfs/5.%20images/b.%20blog%20page/OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg?width=2278&name=OBI-Seafood-living-containers.jpg 2278w" loading="lazy">

5 Reasons To Choose Modified Shipping Containers for Temporary Workforce Housing

READ MORE

Shipping Container History: From Transportation to Container Workspaces
<span id=Top 6 Shipping Container Uses featured image" srcset="http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=360&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 360w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=480&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 480w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=720&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 720w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=768&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 768w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=1350&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 1350w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=1440&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 1440w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=1920&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 1920w,http://www.falconstructures.com/hs-fs/hub/57117/file-2248537380-jpg/social-suggested-images/modified_shipping_containers.jpg?width=2278&name=modified_shipping_containers.jpg 2278w" loading="lazy">

Shipping Container History: From Transportation to Container Workspaces

READ MORE