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Three Reasons Why Containers Are Gaining Popularity

Three Reasons Why Containers Are Gaining Popularity

October 1, 2020 By King Relocation


Three Reasons Why Containers Are Gaining Popularity

Three Reasons Why Containers Are Gaining Popularity

 

We’ve all seen the trucks traveling the highways and by-ways to deliver goods from entry port to destination. On the outside, they look like a typical semi-truck, but did you know that it may actually be a truck transporting a container?

 

The idea for shipping commercial goods in containers was the brainchild of Malcolm McLean, an American entrepreneur, inventor and founder of McLean Trucking Co. and SeaLand, which today is a division of Maersk Group, an intra-regional container shipping company. In the early 1950s, McLean began using standardized containers to ship freight from point A to point B, and over the years many companies have followed suit.

 

Today, containers are a popular option for shipping goods due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Some of the main reasons that logistics firms are relying more and more on this mode of shipment include:

 

  • Rising driver shortages. Today, there are fewer moving and storage drivers in the U.S. In fact, carriers are seeing freight volumes continue to rise as driver shortages worsen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The use of containers allows freight services companies to mitigate the impact of these shortages, while at the same time delivering value and service to their customers.
  • Intermodal transport capabilities. Because standardized containers can be moved by truck, train or ship, it is quick and easy for shipping companies to transfer containers between these modes of transportation, that will take the goods from their original to final destination, without having to unpack and repack items being shipped.
  • Improved security and safety. When leveraging standardized containers, goods are packed and sealed until they reach their final destination, which can help to reduce the risk of theft, loss or damage.

 

Did you know that King Companies offers container services? If you are looking to leverage containers in your next move, please contact our logistics experts today at 800-854-3679. We look forward to assisting you!

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As an agent of United Van Lines, King Companies has the resources and expertise to be your “go-to” resource for all relocation needs. Whether you are relocating your household, moving an office, or are in need of logistics services, we strive to ensure that your next move will be the best you will ever make. Call us today at 800-854-3679 to learn more.

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