Shipping Container Bunkers – The Cure for Natural Disasters and Terrorism?

Due to their widely applicable physical features, shipping containers have become a good alternative for affordable housing, mobile retail and building hotels just to name but a few. Shipping containers can also be used as protective shelters for natural disasters or terrorist attacks.

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There are a lot of options for choosing appropriate material for building a safe bunker. Even though shipping container is not possibly the best alternative, due to its wide availability and cheap price, for average consumers it is perhaps the only option. A used shipping container can be purchased with approximately US$ 2000. The United States use over a million shipping containers annually to import products from abroad but because it is expensive to ship them back, most of them stay in the US. According to some estimates there are over 700,000 used shipping containers laying in US ports waiting for new use.

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Even though containers’ walls are designed to resist rough weather even in extreme conditions, most people like to bury their container bases in order to make it invisible. Still, one needs to take into consideration that the containers’ steel roofs are not made to last heavy loads. Containers are designed to lie on their four strong corners. The four corners also enable stacking various layers of containers. So therefore, after digging a hole for the container one should design a frame that supports adding a gabion basket on the container. The gabion basket filled with rocks will protect the container. See original articles for more detail.

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Where the containers’ exterior surrounding has some limitations, the interior design is basically free for users’ own imagination. Today some containers come with a electric generator and bathroom solutions making the containers livable apartments.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation has a long experience in offering high quality containers for shipping and housing. For more details of our containers and container houses, please see our website. Please also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. You can also download our mobile application by scanning the QR code below.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Pictures and original articles: Ttora.com, Treehugger.com, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Sourceable.net, Prepper-recources.com, Containerauction.com, Emyplanb.wordpress.com, followingfuji1.blogspot.com, Luxtica.com,

SMC explains why Logistics is Fundamental to Supply Chain Success

Logistics

Logistics is an essential component of supply chain management. It involves the planning, carrying out and management of goods, services and information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Logistics aligns the complex pattern of traffic and transportation, shipping and receiving, import and export operations, warehousing, inventory management, purchasing, production planning and customer service. Companies see logistics as a critical blueprint of the supply chain. It is used to manage, coordinate and monitor resources needed to move products in a smooth, timely, cost effective and reliable manner.

How Logistics Can Help Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs

As the global economy moved into the 21st Century, logistics became a critical part of supply chain management and consumer demand. In less than two decades, logistics management has influenced product movement to meet or exceed consumer demand. Companies saw they could lower costs and increase productivity by managing logistics on a system theory and managing the company as a whole to boost performance.

In Logistics Operations the reality of customer needs dictate dynamic requirements, constantly varying from one another. In response to such a dynamic environment, Our specialized logistics solutions are tailored to meet the challenge of individual customer demands for each customer.

Shanghai Metal Corporation provides “All-The-Way” Logistic Service Solutions, to include:
•International Trade Agent Service;
•International Goods Forwarding;
•Professional Customs Brokerage;
•Door-To-Door Transportation;
•Supplier’s Stock Management.

Our Logistics Support Specialists assist customers integrate, coordinate and optimize efficiency throughout the whole business process from purchase and transport of raw material and parts, manufacturing, storage and delivery to the end customer.

Our Logistics Service Center has operates at superior capacity matched only by its level of professionalism and customer service. With a number of well-experienced and skilled experts and the insightful leadership of a synergistic management team, we enable the goods and services to circulate across borders and boundaries with maximum efficiency.

Laura C. // SMC Editor