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Lendon Containers Ltd (LCL) was established in 1999 and has since grown to be a major supplier of new and used marine containers in the UK. We have a network of depots around the UK so as we can supply and support our customers on a local basis.
ISO marine shipping containers are constructed from a steel profile frame with walls of beaded sheet steel and a wooden floor on steel cross members. They are equipped with exterior double doors at one end which open completely (270°).
It is estimated that there were more than 530 million containers in the world in 2010.
Approximately 675 shipping containers are lost at sea each year.
If shipping containers are taken care of with regular maintenance, they can last for a total of 20 years.
95% of the world’s cargo moves by ship. Due to higher costs, it still makes more financial sense to transport goods in high volume ships.
There are currently over 17 million shipping containers in circulation globally with more than 5 million active. In total, they make around 200 million trips a year.
The first metal shipping container was invented by Malcolm McLean in 1956 in order to replace the old style of break-bulk container handling.
Approximately 97% of all shipping containers are manufactured in China.
A standard TEU container can hold around 3,500 shoe boxes, and a 40ft high cube can hold more than 8,000 shoe boxes.
The Port of Shanghai is the busiest port in the world, handling more than 33 million TEU containers in 2013.
Source: 10 Unknown Facts about Shipping Containers