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ONTARIO
ONTARIO
BRITISH COLUMBIA
QUEBEC
MANITOBA
EDMONTON
NOVA SCOTIA
(416) 800-7467 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 228 Cherry St, Toronto, ON M5A 3L2
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 2020 Willingdon Ave Suite 900, Burnaby, BC
+1 8887-3342 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 7600 Notre-Dame St W, Montreal, QC
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 615 Erin St, Winnipeg, MB
+1 8887-3342 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 11023 201 St NW, Edmonton, AB
+1 2223 4567 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 540 Logan Rd, Bridgewater, NS

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Unlike refrigerated containers, which have a power source and controlled temperature range, insulated containers rely on their insulation properties to maintain a steady temperature throughout. This is an advantage if your goods are being shipped a relatively short distance, when no power is available, or when a regular temperature is all that’s required rather than refrigeration. For instance, pre-cooled cargo from cold storage can be used with an insulated shipping container to maintain a cold chain very successfully on short trips, and many goods don’t even require cooling methods at all – the insulation of the container itself is enough to keep the goods in perfect condition. Insulated shipping containers are also increasingly being used for storage and accommodation as well.

Insulated Shipping Containers
Insulated Shipping Containers

Types of Insulated Shipping Containers Available

Ports Containers sell several types of insulated containers, including:

Non-Operational (NOR) Refrigerated Containers

These are decommissioned refrigerated containers, which means the powered cooling equipment is no longer operational, but all the heavy-duty insulation of a refrigerated container still exists.

Insulated Purpose-Built Shipping Containers

These are purpose-built insulated containers designed for goods that don’t need to be refrigerated but do need a steady temperature. We can insulate a standard container with 50mm Bondor paneling to regulate the outside temperatures. We can also install a wall-mounted air conditioner to make it more comfortable if you are using the container for an office for example.

Insulated Shipping Container Sizes:

At Ports Containers, we have 20-foot and 40-foot insulated shipping containers available for sale or lease

Specifications 20′ Insulated Container 40′ Insulated Container
Inside Cubic Capactity 28.3 m3 57.8 m3
Max Gross Weight 22,111 kg 26,120 kg
Tare Weight 3,290 kg 4,360 kg
Dimensions Length Width Height
20′ Insulated External 6.06 m (20′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
20′ Insulated Internal 5.43 m 2.28 m 2.26 m
40′ Insulated External 12.19 m (40′) 2.44 m (8′) 2.90 m (9’6”)
40′ Insulated Internal 11.49 m 2.27 m 2.20 m
Insulated Door Size   2.34 m 2.58

Insulated Shipping Container Features

  • Stainless Steel (NOR) or Timber flooring (Purpose Built).
  • Solid steel structural components.
  • Full 270-degree opening.
  • Standard double doors.
  • The security lock box can also be arranged.

The Perfect Container for Storage

Insulated shipping containers aren’t just for transporting things. They are also useful when your goods need to be stored securely with no temperature fluctuations. Cars, leather lounges, wine, books, documents, and fabric items in long-term storage will all benefit from the steady temperature that an insulated shipping container provides. Ventilation can also be required for these sorts of items, a modification that can easily be done upon request.

Insulation for Container Homes, Offices, and Sheds

Shipping containers are made of strong, sturdy steel, designed for the rigors of long sea voyages in all sorts of weather. Steel is known for its strength of course, but it’s also renowned for its conduction properties – just ask anyone who has tried to use an uninsulated shipping container to live in. If it’s cold outside, it will be arctic inside. And if it’s hot outside, the inside will be like an oven!

If you are building a shipping container home, or planning on using it for an office or shed, insulation is an essential addition to your container. Depending on your needs, a general-purpose shipping container can be purchased and then insulated to your requirements (either by you or us) or you can choose a shipping container that is already insulated. There are many ways to insulate a shipping container, so for more details, give us a call at (416) 800-7467 and we can help you decide what’s best for you, given your particular circumstances.

Container Accessories and Customisations

We also offer a full range of accessories to ensure that the container you choose is perfect for your needs. Doors, windows, paint, signage, ramps, shelving, vents, whirlybirds, workbenches, electrical and phone fit-outs, lighting, air-conditioning, kitchenettes, and bathrooms can all be arranged easily and quickly. And of course, we are only too happy to customize your insulated shipping containers to whatever specific need you may have.

Remember, a shipping container is completely portable, so you can move it to your next site or operation whenever it’s required. This is an incredibly convenient way to easily transport a site office, lunchroom, first aid room, switch room, or site accommodation with minimum disruption and cost.