3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Sea Container Storage
If you’re a regular reader of our blogs then you’ll know that at Store That Canary Wharf, we like to mix things up a bit and present you with fun facts, figures and hacks to help you make the most of our storage units in E14. This week, we’re going to tell you 3 things you probably didn’t know about sea container storage!
1. Sink or swim
One of the most surprising facts about sea container storage is that despite logic, they don’t always sink and somehow manage to stay afloat. A famous example is in 1992, when a 40ft sea container (yes, 40ft!) full to the brim of children’s toys fell into the Pacific Ocean and managed to float for a whopping total of 10 months, before drifting ashore on the Alaskan coastline. If that doesn’t prove their durability, then we don’t know what will!
2. Container city
You may have heard of sea container storage being utilised as pop up shops, restaurants and so-called man caves. However, in Mexico, the idea of a unique look was taken to a whole new level. A 48,000 square foot city was built, aptly titled ‘container city’, made entirely out of sea containers. It is host to restaurants, hotels and shops just like any other!
3. Special delivery
Ni Hao, a three-month old kitten, decided to clamber inside a sea container which was put onto a vessel and took the trip of a lifetime. Ni Hao travelled all the way from China to the other side of the world and ended up in America. The total journey was a shocking 10,450 km and Ni Hao surprisingly managed to survive two weeks without food or water. Fortunately, the kitten was nursed back to full health by the LA Departments of Animal Care and Control.
At Store That Canary Wharf, we have just expanded our site which means even more sea container storage! If you would like more information about our services, get in touch today on 0207 5151 300!