Container ships are getting bigger and bigger. A large volume of goods are produced in Asia and are consumed in Europe and the US, and this only seems to be increasing. To combat this problem, a new cargo ship will be launched in June 2013. With a much larger capacity than before, the ‘Triple E’ will contain as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers and have a capacity equivalent to 18,000 20ft containers. This is staggering when you think about it.
So why do we need even bigger container ships, and why are many of us feeling the need to hire out more storage space? Well, despite the recent struggles in the economy, we are ruled by consumerism. Companies are constantly vying with one another to release their brand new products which they are sure consumers will pick up to own for themselves. With companies expanding and more products being made available, manufacturers are urging cargo ships to transport more of their stock across the seas. With so many companies putting pressure on container ships to carry their products, ships have no choice but to expand to cater for their needs. If they do not expand, they lose the business of these companies, and with this, they themselves lose money.
Many of us find that our living spaces are becoming rather cramped, because we acquire more and more stuff. With so many products easily available day in, day out (without cargo ships, we’d have half as much!), it’s easy to pick out something new. Plenty of us are hoarders and find it hard to sell, donate to charity, or throw away our older belongings, so as we gain more stuff, we lose out on space! This can be a problem especially when you are preparing to move, as packing can take a considerably long time.
One way of combating the lack of space is by hiring your own container to store your extra belongings in. These containers can be hired for a significant period of time, allowing you time to either sort out your house or pack up for the big move. If you are lacking in storage space, you can find Container Services and Supplies via the free business directory, Directory Today. Simply contact the service that best suits your needs to arrange container hire!