Cost Of A Shipping Container In The Philippines

Not sure if other countries suffer with the same but if you don’t want a shipping container they seem to be around P60,000 and as soon as you do they can be as high as P140,000.

Question is why are they so expensive?

In reality I believe its to do with a lack of safety standards and internal shipping. A lot of stuff moves around within the islands of the Philippines and neither conform to or need to conform to international standards. In the same way all the ferries that sank in the Philippines ended up with an investigation into why the ships sank but all comes down to a lack of safety and poor maintenance every time.

So how do you get a good price for a shipping container in the Philippines? I found the best way is to look and ask but never mention you want to buy one. Just keep an eye out for when someone is trying to sell one. Generally I let people know I am after one but have a limited budget and sooner or later someone will turn up at the door telling me there is one for sale.

Most things in the Philippines exist like this though if your buying the price is high if someone is selling they are normally desperate and you can get a bargain.

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Displaced people due to the natural disasters that hit japan in Onagawa in the Miyagi prefecture are getting to see a solution using shipping containers is not only rapid but practical and functional.Shigeru Ban Architects came up with the idea and it uses a 3 level stack of 6 containers with the initial construction offering 188 temporary homes to homeless japanese.

For me it also shows how practical using old shipping containers can offer a solution to other countries with housing issues as the conversion costs are reasonable and the availability of containers in many places are abundant.

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

Shipping container homes in Japan–disaster relief (social housing)

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Puma sportswear shipping container store

Although the design appears as a bit of a gimmick it also shows the flexibility of using shipping containers for a building with its far outreaching first floor with a roof deck which almost appears that its defying gravity in its unique setup.

This was designed by Lot-Ek and one of its key advantages is its completely capable of dismantling and reassembly which may not seem much but this store is actually travelling around the world to various countries. 24 shipping containers are utilized in the building which have been refitted into “Puma City” which followers Puma’s sailing yacht il Mostro.

il mostro - Puma, Volvo ocean race

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