Sea Container Rentals: What You Need to Know

This week, the team here at Store That Canary Wharf would like to talk about the benefits that sea container storage units in London can offer. Over the years the upcycling of old sea containers have become very popular from garden sheds to retail space; such as Box Park in Shoreditch. It seems that the humble sea container has an unlimited amount of use. It is also one of the most common uses of secure storage.

Sea containers started their lives back in the 1950’s. It started when a man by the name of Malcom Maclean came up with the idea of having goods transported by sea loaded into one container. He did this to make it quicker and easier to load and unload goods onto and off of a ship. With a few improvements being made over the years we now have the ISO sea containers we know of today.

So, why are sea containers so good for self-storage?


  • Sturdiness- With sea containers originally being built to withstand rough seas, while keeping the contents inside safe. You can be sure that when on solid ground they are both sturdy and secure; with steel walls and doors offering great security from the elements outside.


  • Secure- Our sea containers offer great security because of their steel frame and their capability to be padlocked shut. They also protect your goods from rot and mould; as all our sea containers have ventilated sides and insulated roofs to protect your goods no matter the weather.

If you would like to know more about sea container hire in London; contact our friendly staff today and they will be more than happy to answer any of your questions regarding secure self-storage at Store That Canary Wharf on 020 7515 1300.