The decision to acquire a shipping container is made for various reasons by organizations and individuals all over the world. First and foremost, you should be aware that owning a shipping container in this sector is referred to as being a shipper-owned SCF’s container range. This container is no longer in possession of a shipping or leasing company but is owned by an organization or an individual.
The following are some of the benefits of owning a shipping container:
Container loading time If you acquire your container, you will have the flexibility to load the container at your convenience and on your schedule. You may be working on a project that will involve dismantling machinery or gathering donated products over an extended period. By using a shipper-owned container, you will be able to load as the projects develop. The alternative to using your container would be to use a container provided by a shipping line. The shipping line will assign a demurrage rate, which can be daily or weekly, and this rate is known as demurrage. Essentially, this demurrage is a form of rent, and it might be prohibitively expensive if you are unable to load the container within a day or two. Demurrage is assigned both at the point of origin (where you load the container) and at the end of destination (where the container is unloaded) (where you empty the container).
Having the container delivered to your location and storing your items in that secure container allows you to avoid taking up valuable floor space at your business by utilizing a shipper-owned container. Most firms must choose between storing their goods in a separate warehouse or on-site to avoid incurring the high costs of demurrage when using a shipping line container, which must be brought out to load in a short amount of time. Possessing your container at your location provides a highly secure means of storing your items before shipping and once they have arrived at their destination. To facilitate the donation of goods to places of the world where there is minimal security, having a shipper-owned container will allow you to keep those things in this secure steel container as the project progresses.
Shipping alternatives; When you own your container, you have the freedom to ship it with whatever shipping line you choose, which allows you to negotiate the best shipping rate possible. If you choose to ship using a shipping line box, you are obligated to use that shipping line to do so. This can impact the rate, the time frame, and which ports that line may or may not be able to service.
Unloading time; As previously discussed in the loading time section, owning your container allows you to unload at your own pace without having to pay exorbitant demurrage fees, not to mention the fact that you have access to additional storage space on the other end.