shipped.com reports that the prices of units have started moving up. There is a scarcity of the units in North America as the deliveries had been stalled from Jan to March 2020. As COVID-19 is still increasing in USA, it will subside as per various models around May. Therefore it is likely that unit price will increase after that.
More and more folks are looking at alternatives to ensure their houses or farms sheds or storage does not end up in air. People have been looking at manufactured homes made of shipping containers for protection. These houses can go between $150,000 to $400,000. It is important to know what the building code is before you get a shipping container and convert it to your requirement.
The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5401-5426) (the Act) authorizes HUD to establish the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the Construction and Safety Standards) codified in 24 CFR part 3280.
There are ordinances already in place in many counties in USA. During the 2019 Hurricane over Bahamas saw an ingress of Shipping container based Hospital Units. Therefore do reach out to us for your disaster preparedness strategy to have a unit ready in case of emergency.
For 2020 NVOCC, Freight forwarders, 3PL companies will need to get smarter in managing their bottom line. They will need to look at 3rd alternative of buying used. From the point of view of shipping companies, their containers are assets enabling a more efficient usage of their ships through a higher level of cargo control. They consequently maximize their ship usage, which are their main assets and the container a tool for this purpose.
From the point of view of leasing companies, containers are their main assets and the goal is to amortize their investments through leasing terms. These terms come into two categories that differ in terms of length of the lease and who is responsible for the re-positioning of empty containers. In the past, maritime shippers relied extensively on leasing but recent trends underline their more active role in the management of container assets, particularly because a container spends a large share of its life span idle Thus increasing cost and higher price to their customers. The 3rd alternative is to consider used units from SEA AXL which can give a price advantage if demand can be forecasted 8 weeks in advance.