Posts

Facts about shipping container homes that you should know before you build

Fun Facts about Shipping Container Tiny Homes

Shipping containers are one of those things that have a huge impact on everyday life, but are never really talked about. Considering that they transport half of the sea-bound global goods that make their way from different continents, they’re rarely considered when it comes to consumer trends, since they’re out of sight and out of mind. They’ve been here, though, helping us get goods across the sea since the mid-1950s, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the first patented shipping container home came about.

Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, but are still considered a relative rarity when it comes to permanent living solutions. Since used shipping containers sell for cheaper prices than you’d find for most other pre-built materials, they do seem pretty convenient to use as a foundation to your new living situations. If you’re interested in buying or renting a used shipping container, you can always contact Moon for a quote! If you’re still thinking about it, or perhaps you’re just interested in the concept, here’s 5 fun facts about shipping container homes that you might not have known!

1. You never know what it was used for to ship.

One thing that needs to be taken into account when searching and getting quoted for a used shipping container is the materials that it once shipped. Any container that was used to ship hazardous materials won’t be available for the general public’s use, but in regards to allergies or general cleanliness, you’ll definitely want to double check with your contractor what exactly used to reside within the walls of your potential home.

2. The total cost for building shipping container houses are lower than traditional houses.

This being said, when it comes to living quarters, nothing ever should be cheap. Quality materials that will last are of much higher value than those you can get for a quick buck. Insulation, plumbing, HVAC systems, and the like should not include any cut corners since they play an important role in your everyday life at home. This is why there is a big rift in what you’ll find pricing to be on different sites that specialize in shipping container homes, whether they sell pre-fabricated shipping container homes or only provide information on how to build one. An average that it often used for single-container homes is approximately $30,000 – but again, that’s all dependent on the services and materials you choose to employ in your shipping container home.

3. They’re very versatile.

Taking into account the fact that you can easily have as much space as you want with no limit (except for land space, that is) on the number of shipping containers you can use for your house, the modular nature of these homes is entirely customizable based on your desires and budget. The containers that Moon offer come in 20 foot and 40 foot as well as Hi-Cube dimensions to create any size of house you need.

4. They’re already durable and weatherproof.

With an original job that involves transporting goods across bodies of water, these containers have to be up for the job of protecting that which they’re entrusted with, and since most containers are retired after only a few uses, their integrity stands up to the test. Made from heavy-duty metals such as steel or aluminum and meant to withstand all kinds of weather, sea salt, and conditions, shipping containers are waterproof, fireproof, and sometimes even have earthquake and storm-resistant ratings.

5. In order to build one yourself, you’ll need professional training.

If you’re looking to DIY the entire thing, as we mentioned before, these shipping container homes are only as cheap as the materials and labor allow. If you don’t have professional training in plumbing, metalwork, carpentry, or electrician trades, you’ll want to budget for these services. Too many things can go wrong if they are attempted by a novice or guided by online tutorials, and will only make the house more expensive in the long run. Check out the Container Home Hub’s article, Building a Shipping Container Home in Kentucky – A Complete Guide, for more information about Kentucky shipping container homes.

For Your First Steps, Call Moon

If you’re looking for shipping container rentals or purchasing options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentalsrefrigerated container rentals and more for when you need them during your project. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199 or fill out our online form!

“Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

5 Amazing Storage Container Projects

5 Amazing Storage Container Projects

In the last few years, shipping/storage containers have been adapted for use in a number of building applications. Their durability, price, and availability make them a hot option for builders and buyers looking to take a step away from traditional materials and designs. Plus, because so many of these containers are built every year, building with them is an eco-friendly way to recycle the containers and keep them out of landfills. Below, we’ve put together a list of 5 amazing storage container projects to show you the potential of these containers. 

Zieglerbuild house in Queensland, Australia 

By now, many have heard of shipping container houses, but this home built by design and construction firm Zieglerbuild takes container builds to a new level. This 6000 square-foot home is made up of 31 individual containers. Wood floors, spacious interiors, and an in-ground saltwater pool aren’t features that come to mind when imagining living in a container home, but this astounding property offers them all and more. Visit Zieglerbuild’s gallery for some pictures of this beautiful home. 

Modpools

Modpools is a company that turns shipping containers into custom built, modular swimming pools. Luxury may not be the first descriptor that comes to mind when imagining a shipping container pool, but with features like temperature control, smart lighting, and add-on hot tubs, these pools are top of the line. 

Smoky Park Supper Club

The Smoky Park Supper Club holds the title for largest shipping container restaurant. Standing on the banks of the French Broad river in Asheville, North Carolina, the building is comprised of 19 storage containers. The supper club describes itself as “a gathering place for friends and family, locals and visitors, and everyone in between” and offers a diverse menu with some stellar locally-sourced options. 

Vissershok primary school

The Vissershok Primary School is located in Durbanville, a valley on the outskirts of Capetown, South Africa. Positioned in a highly rural area, the school provides valuable education to an underprivileged community. Taking full advantage of its building budget, the school opted to construct a container classroom to maximize its learning space. With an attached playground, vegetable garden, and gathering area, this container classroom is a valuable asset to a school that is making a difference. 

Cura Pods 

Cura Pods are an open-source response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cura-pods are basically shipping containers that are converted into temporary and mobile hospital rooms, designed for modular use. This design is especially effective for treating highly contagious diseases, since the pods double as sealed quarantine rooms. This design is very promising for use against future pandemics as well as anywhere a mobile and quick to deploy hospital is needed. 

Looking to buy or rent a storage container?

Moon trailer leasing has been in the business of storage containers since 1992. Whether your extra storage requirements are short or long term, our storage trailers will meet your needs quickly. In addition to storage containers, we offer a variety of trailers and mobile offices. Call us today at (502) 776-2199 or visit www.moontrailerleasing.com/get-a-quote/ to get a quote today!

Used and new storage containers for sale or rent

Choosing a Storage Container: Which One Is For Me?

All storage situation have different storage needs – Moon knows that. In fact, that’s exactly why there’s an option for 20 foot standard, 40 foot standard, 20 foot Hi Cube, and 40 foot Hi Cube storage containers available.

All of our storage containers boast:

  • A highly-monitored structure to maintain integrity and safety
  • Double swing doors at both ends of the container
  • Short or long term rental
  • Location accessibility evaluation
  • Secure lock boxes
  • ISO-Standards for cleanliness, dryness, and security

But which one would be better for your storage needs?

Here’s a few things to consider when making your decision on storage container size.

Use

While it may be one of the more obvious considerations, it’s still a very important one. What will it be used for? Is it workshop storage? Commercial storage? Parts, pieces, delicates, size – it all contributes to the ultimate decision.

If it’s commercial use that the storage container will be used for, ask yourself if the contents will grow. Spare parts and pieces always seem to have a way of multiplying, and if your business if one that finds yourself with an excess of materials that need to be put somewhere, consider opting for a 40 foot container for future materials.

If your storage container will be put towards personal or residential use – for short term storage of items while you deep clean in preparation for a move, or for long term use of seasonal items, make sure you correctly measure how much material you have. Our dimensions allow for plenty of space for most items, but some pieces of furniture may require disassembly if they’re to be put with other big items or bulk boxes.

We also offer a refrigerated option for both 20 and 40 foot containers, with the only difference that the 20 foot is a standard container and the 40 foot is a Hi Cube container. Be sure to take into account that these units offer approximately 2 feet less than the space you would get with an regular container – 17′ 11″ for the 20 foot container and 37′ 11″ for the 40 foot containers – in order to take into consideration the space necessary for the refrigeration equipment.

Dimensions

To avoid any stress about sizes and space, our storage containers have a comprehensive list of dimensions, as listed below.

Dimensions of 20 or 40 foot storage containers

Standard or Hi Cube?

Besides just a 20 and 40 foot size option, Moon also offers the Hi Cube option for both lengths. These containers add an additional foot of height to your storage solution, making any tight spaces just a little easier to breathe in.

Standard containers come in approximate weights of 8,000 lbs. with a 2,694 cubic foot storage capacity for the 40 foot, and 5,000 lbs. with a 1,665 cubic foot capacity for the 20 foot storage container.

This may be changed by negligible amounts from standard to Hi Cube storage containers, but depending on your need, one foot may make all the difference, especially if your contents are fragile and you want some wiggle room.

Space Availability

Speaking of wiggle room, another factor you’ll have to consider is the space you have available for a storage container. These can be delivered and placed on ground level or on a chassis for dock-level access – again, it’s all very dependent on the application your storage container will be serving.

Moon offers a delivery location accessibility evaluation, so that you don’t have to worry, but if you’re in the initial stages of decision-making, our delivery methods for 20 foot storage containers are via a 35 foot flatbed roll-back truck, and our 40 foot storage containers are via a semi-truck with a 40 foot tilt-bed trailer.

Be sure to assure plenty of space for delivery, and call 502-776-2199 for a delivery location accessibility evaluation!

Moon Services

If you are looking for shipping or storage container rental options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentals, refrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

Pros and Cons of Renting or Buying Cargo Shipping Containers for Travel, Storage, International Purposes

Should I Rent or Buy A Shipping Container? 5 Important Questions To Consider

In the market for a shipping container? If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, it can be stressful! Shipping containers can be a major investment, so it’s important to consider your specific needs in the decision-making process. 

Here at Moon Trailer Leasing, we talk customers through the logistics of buying and renting containers every day. We have decades of experience helping businesses and individuals make informed choices for their needs. 

That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most important questions you should consider when buying or renting a container. By the time you read through these, you should have a much clearer idea of what you’re looking for! Let’s dive right in.

Question 1: What is it for?

The biggest question you’ll face is why am I purchasing a shipping container. Is your business in need of a durable shipping container for intercontinental voyages, for years on end? Are you looking to remodel a used shipping container into a tiny home, or repurpose it as a shed or pool? Do you want to customize the sides of the trailer with your business logo or some sort of design? If you want to permanently modify or maintain a shipping container for a significant amount of time, you should likely consider buying it outright.

On the other hand, if you’re using a shipping container for temporary storage, travel, an event, as an office, or for other related business endeavors, renting may be in your best interest. Asking yourself this question is a great way to get the ball rolling and begin to figure out what you’re looking for. 

Question 2: How long will I need it?

The next question to consider is time-frame. Renting a shipping container is far more affordable if you plan on using it on a weekly or monthly basis. However, if you know you’ll consistently need a container for over a year, consider buying. The bottom line is: if your time-frame is up-in-the-air in any way, start with renting! 

Some rental companies also provide on-site storage and delivery options for rentals, which makes the whole process a breeze. If you work with a leasing company like Moon, you won’t have to worry about finding a storage space, lugging the container around, or exposing it to the elements. We’re here to handle everything for you!

Question 3: Where will it travel?

As mentioned in Question 1, the types of trips that your shipping container will make is very important to consider. If you’re using the container for storage, renting with a company that can keep it safe for you is a great idea. If you’re thinking about taking the container around the world, or altering it in any major way, buying is better. Unfurnished containers can weigh anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 pounds, often requiring semi-trucks using special trailers to be moved. That’s why some leasing companies offer transportation, delivery, and relocation services, which can make traveling with your container remarkably easier. At Moon, we offer all of this, as well as a preliminary Delivery Accessibility Evaluation to help assess your specific needs before bringing you your trailer. 

Question 4: What size do I need?

Shipping containers are not one-size-fits-all. There are so many sizes on the market, designed for specific purposes and activities. Many people tend to overestimate and underestimate their sizing needs and purchase the wrong size container. We have both 20 ft and 40 ft containers available for purchase or rental, as well as 20 and 40 ft “Hi-cube” containers which are 1 foot taller than standard containers. If you’re stocking up a trailer for overseas or intercontinental travel, it’s not a good idea to have a lot of empty space for your items to roll around! We can evaluate your inventory and sizing needs to help you choose a trailer specific to your cargo needs. 

Question 5: What quality of shipping container do I need?

Are you looking for a “brand new” trailer, or are you okay with a used one? Many used cargo containers for sale are deemed to be wind and watertight and have a long life ahead of them. Choosing to buy or rent a used trailer can be markedly more affordable, especially during shipping container shortages and economic downswings. At Moon, we rent and sell both new and used containers that are thoroughly-inspected to meet ISO requirements as well as our own rigorous quality standards. Make sure you’re working with a company you can trust, or you may find holes or signs of disrepair after it’s too late!

Ready to Buy? We Offer New & Used Shipping Containers for Purchase 

Moon Trailer Leasing offers a variety of shipping containers for sale in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee ready for immediate shipment from our Louisville and Lexington Kentucky yards. We also sell shipping containers from our affiliated depots throughout the US. 

The conditions of these storage containers range from new (“one trip containers”) to various grades of used containers. Pricing per unit is based directly on age, condition and remaining life expectancy. All containers for sale in our Louisville, KY yard as well as units sold from our affiliated depots are sold “as is” and are available for pre-purchase + on-site inspection. 

While many used shipping containers for sale may not be as aesthetically pleasing as newer containers, they may provide an ideal mix of economy and function for your particular storage application.

Ready To Rent? Explore Our Range of Sizes and Amenities

​​We maintain a large inventory of storage containers available for rent that are delivered on our company owned trucks from our Louisville and Lexington, KY locations. Our 40 foot storage containers are delivered using our semi-trucks with 40 foot tilt-bed trailers.  The 20-foot shipping containers are delivered on our 35 foot flatbed roll-back truck. We can easily evaluate your required delivery location to determine if placement is possible.

We rent portable storage containers in a variety of sizes and configurations. For example, we rent containers that have double swing doors on one end or on both ends. Our Hi-Cube containers offer extra clearance for requirements that demand extra floor to ceiling space (8 ft 5-1/2” floor to ceiling height). Shipping containers can be placed at ground level or put on a chassis for applications that require dock level access. All units are forklift accessible.

Contact Moon Trailer Leasing Today

If you are looking for shipping container rentals or purchasing options in the Kentucky or Southern Indiana, considering giving Moon Trailer Leasing a call. Our experienced team has decades of experience serving the needs of customers throughout Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany, Indiana as well. Along with delivering clean, high quality, well-constructed units designed to meet your needs, our team is proud to offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Additionally, we also specialize in other related services including portable restroom and shower rentals, dumpster rentals, refrigerated container rentals and more. For additional details or to get a fast and easy quote for your project, give us a call at 502-776-2199. “Ask for the Moon, and get it!”

Moon Trailer Leasing serves southern Indiana including Clarksville

Trailer Leasing in Clarksville, Indiana

Clarksville, Indiana is a historic and prosperous community located directly across the Ohio River from downtown Louisville. While it’s a part of the Louisville metropolitan area as well as the “SoIn” (Southern Indiana) region, Clarksville’s population is only 21,724, giving it a small town feel with plenty of amenities. Keep reading to learn about the history of Clarksville as well as popular restaurants, parks, shopping, and things to do in the area!

A Brief History of Clarksville

Clarksville has a long and fascinating history. It was founded in 1783 by George Rogers Clark, the younger brother of William Clark (of Lewis and Clark). Some historians believe that the Lewis and Clark expedition officially began in Clarksville. Clarksville also happens to be the oldest American town in the former Northwest Territory. During the Revolutionary War, Clark established a military base at the Falls of the Ohio (the largest exposed Devonian fossil bed in the U.S.), where he trained a 175 man-regimen.

Due to its lack of dueling regulation laws, Clarksville was also known for being a popular dueling spot for Kentuckians, such as the likes of Henry Clay and Humphrey Marshall. In 1809, Marshall called Clay a liar on the floor of the KY House of Representatives. Clay, as customary, challenged him to a duel at Silver Creek in Clarksville. Luckily, both men survived the duel; Clay went on to become one of the most famous Kentuckians in history, and Marshall wrote the first complete history of Kentucky!

Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Clarksville was plagued by floods, hindering its growth and economic viability. In fact, during the Great Flood of 1837, Clarksville was almost entirely decimated by up to 12 feet of flooding. However, this crisis gave rise to new opportunities–during the post-World War 2 boom, Clarksville established suburbs, shopping plazas, malls, factories, expanding exponentially in size. Today, Clarksville has award-winning schools and neighborhoods, great parks, popular restaurants, and plenty to do for anyone interested.

Things To Do In Clarksville

Some popular activity centers in Clarksville include the Sportsdrome Speedway, Xtremenasium Trampoline and Ninja Park, Atlantis Waterpark, the Green Tree Mall, and the famous Colgate Clock. 

Top-rated restaurants in Clarksville include the Catfish House, Black Horse Pub and Brewery, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Chuy’s, Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, and La Lupita. 

Clarksville also offers many great parks and greenspaces, and is known for its ongoing green initiative. Some notable ones include the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which also has a discovery center and access to miles of bike trails (Ohio River Greenway), Lapping Park, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Park, Colgate Park, and Ray Lawrence Park.

Clarksville has several shopping centers, including Waterford Park, Green Tree Mall, and Clarksville Commons. They feature many popular department stores, such as H&M, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Joann’s, American Eagle, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Lane Byrant, Ulta, Burlington, and more. 

Rent or Buy Trailers In Clarksville

At Moon Trailer Leasing, we rent and sell storage containers, rent storage trailers, and rent portable offices. We’ve been in the business since 1992, and are seasoned veterans in the storage trailer industry. Our staff can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Our wide range of trailer lengths, accessories, and full-service options can provide a solution that is tailored to fit your exact requirements. Locally-owned and headquartered in Louisville, we serve Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana, and can deliver in a quick and timely manner.

Renting A Storage Trailer or Container

We offer 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers for monthly rent. In addition to storage trailers, we offer ground level storage containers for rent along with portable moving and storage containers that are specifically designed for furniture and other lighter duty storage applications. Storage trailers are loading dock accessible and are equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors. Equipped with durable hardwood floors, our storage trailer rentals are pallet-jack and forklift accessible. 

Renting A Mobile Office

Moon Trailer Leasing also offers portable offices for rent, on wheels or ground level, in a variety of sizes.  Our units offer immediate, secure on-site office space for job-sites or for any location that you have that requires temporary office space. Our office trailers on wheels are available in lengths of 20 ft and 30 ft.  We supply-OSHA approved steps for easy access.  Our experienced staff can supply you with floor plans detailing the layout of workspaces. Standard options include vinyl flooring, interior wood paneling, fluorescent lighting, electric heating, electric ac unit, sliding windows and a lockable steel exterior door!

As one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, Moon also offers portable storage containers, trailers, ground level containers, office trailers, portable restrooms, luxury restroom trailers, portable moving containers, portable mini-storage, over the road semi-trailers, trailer parking and warehouse space. Moon prides itself in its expert customer service and competitive rates, so call or contact us today for pricing and whatever questions you may have!

 

Trailer Leasing in St. Matthews, Kentucky

St. Matthews is a residential and commercial district located in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. It is one of the premier shopping areas in the state, featuring miles of stores along historic Shelbyville Road, as well as the fifth-largest mall in Kentucky, Mall St. Matthews. St. Matthews earned its name in 1850 from the establishment of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church, the first in the area. It was also known as one of the leading potato-exporters in the country in the early 20th century.

St. Matthews is also a desirable residential community, well-regarded for its connection to beloved greenspaces such as Cherokee and Seneca Parks as well as its close proximity to shopping, highly-rated schools, and other parts of the city. Some popular entertainment venues include Dave & Busters, Cinemark St. Matthews, Ten Pin Strike and Spare, Lazer Blaze, and Malibu Jack’s.

St. Matthews offers plenty of fine dining and local favorites for interested foodies. Grab a specialty dessert at historic Plehn’s Bakery, enjoy a fine steak at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse, munch on specialty tacos at Taco Luchador, or treat yourself to a mouth-watering biscuit at the aptly-named Biscuit Belly.

If you are looking for shipping containers, storage trailers or portable office space in St. Matthews, Kentucky, contact Moon Trailer Leasing today. As one of Kentucky’s largest full-service leasing companies, we are able to offer a broad range of products for rent or purchase to businesses throughout the St. Matthews area. Keep reading to learn about everything Moon Trailer Leasing offers.

Storage Containers 

Looking to rent a storage container? We have short or long term rentals, available for delivery in a few hour’s notice. Plus, we offer a free Delivery Location Accessibility Evaluation, to determine the best location for your storage container. 

We have clean, dry, and secure 20 ft and 40 ft storage containers, also known as Conex boxes. They are built to ISO standards, have 1-2 swing doors, and are totally forklift accessible. They can be placed at ground level or dock level access. Need extra clearance? Rent a Hi-Cube containers, which meets requirements that demand extra floor to ceiling space (8 ft 5-1/2” floor to ceiling height). In addition, we also sell used storage containers at affordable prices. 

Storage Trailers 

Interested in renting a storage trailer? We offer 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers for monthly rent! Storage trailers are loading-dock-accessible and are equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors. Featuring durable hardwood floors, our storage trailer rentals are also pallet-jack and forklift accessible. We can deliver incredibly quickly, meeting seasonal demands or last minute requests.

Why Moon?

We’ve been renting storage containers to the Louisville, Southern Indiana, and Lexington area since 1992. As one of the most well-regarded leasing companies in the region, we take pride in our wide variety of offerings, expert quality of service, and quick response rate. 

As a Moon Company, Moon Trailer Leasing is able to offer a wide variety of leasing services in addition to storage trailers and containers. From dumpsters, moving containers and portable restrooms, to grease trap cleaning, refrigerated containers and warehouse space, Moon Trailer Leasing is a full service company. One call, and you can access all of our services! Call 502-776-2199 or Contact us today by email. 

 

 

 

 

Rent Storage Containers and Trailers in Jeffersontown, Louisville, Kentucky

Trailer Leasing in Jeffersontown, Kentucky

Jeffersontown, Kentucky is a major suburb on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. As a home-rule class city, it boasts a population of over 27,000 people. It is largely known for its commercial and economic presence, being the home of the 1,800-acre Bluegrass Commerce Park. This development contains over 850 businesses and employs over 3,800 people! Residents and tourists can enjoy Jeffersowntown’s vibrant history, diverse restaurant options, and exciting entertainment venues. 

Jeffersontown has a long and rich history. Established in 1794, it was named after the then-vice-president, Thomas Jefferson. At the time, Jeffersontown was a hub of activity, the home of blacksmiths, potters, farmers, wagon builders, and other pioneers. Today, you can explore Jeffersontown’s history at the Jeffersontown Historical Museum and the beautiful Blackacre Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead, or have some retro fun at the Recbar, a restaurant and bar with vintage arcade games.

Other popular entertainment venues and restaurants in the Jeffersontown area include Bluegrass Karting, Charlie Vettiner Park, Kingpin Lanes, 3rd Turn Brewery, Barcelona Bistro Bar, Gaslight Diner and the Mussel and Burger Bar.

If you are looking for storage options, trailers or mobile offices in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, contact Moon Trailer Leasing today. We offer a variety of sizes and configurations to meet your storage and job site needs. As one of Kentucky’s largest full-service container leasing companies, we pride ourselves in our expert customer service and competitive rates. 

4 Reasons To Choose Moon Trailer Leasing in Jeffersontown, KY

For over 25 years, we’ve.served the Jeffersontown, Kentucky area. Keep reading to learn 4 reasons why you should choose Moon Trailer Leasing. 

1. We’re Fast.

At Moon Trailer Leasing, we can deliver on incredibly short notice, responding quickly to the seasonal needs or day-to-day schedules of your business. We offer both short term and long term rental plans, so you won’t get trapped in a contract you can’t get out of or don’t need. We also offer a Location-Accessibility Evaluation to ensure the delivery address is forklift or pallet-jack accessible.

2. We Have a Wide Range of Sizing Available.

Whether you’re looking for a storage container, trailer or mobile office, we offer a huge variety of sizes and conditions available for every need and price-range. We currently offer 6 types of storage containers, 3 types of trailers, and 6 types of mobile offices!

3. We Keep The Highest Standards of Quality.

All of Moon Trailer Leasing’s used and new shipping containers are built to ISO standards and are therefore structurally sound as well as wind-proof and watertight. Containers for sale are also available for pre-purchase inspection so you can ensure you have selected a quality storage container. Additionally, storage trailers are equipped with high-end hardwood floors and are specially designed to suit lighter duty storage applications. 

4. We Offer Warehouse Space & Other Services

As a full-service leasing company, we’re able to provide you with warehouse space. You can easily store overstock or unexpected increases in production at our warehouse space, saving you time and money. Plus, we can also provide additional leasing opportunities such as refrigerated containers, dumpsters and portable restrooms!

If you are looking for a customizable approach to storage and office space, contact Moon Trailer Leasing in Jeffersontown, Kentucky today. We work with businesses of all shapes and sizes throughout the city of Jeffersontown and have been in the industry since 1992. For pricing and product selection, contact us online or call 502-776-2199.

Port shipping container shortage covid pandemic

Global Shipping Container Shortage: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that there’s an international shortage of shipping containers? While this may not seem like such a big deal, it has actually affected every aspect of our lives!

Shipping containers are at the heart of the global economy, transporting billions of dollars’ worth of consumer goods, apparel, materials, manufacturing parts, and countless other products between countries and continents every day. Normally, when even one aspect of the supply chain is waylaid, the consequences are substantial. So, when there is a global pandemic, the results are disastrous!

How The Container Shortage Happened

In the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, lockdowns and government-imposed limits halted the production of many goods, reducing the intricate flow of exports and imports between nations. Consumer demand also plummeted, as people stopped going out to shop and stimulate the economy. This all caused less shipping containers and cargo ships to be necessary. So, the unneeded containers were sent to inland depots and ports, stacked up by the thousands.

Months later, as restrictions began to lift, the need for shipping containers began to increase in some places more than others. Countries with less restrictions needed more shipping containers, while countries with tight lockdowns needed few. This disparity caused an imbalance of the distribution of shipping containers—that is to say, they’re all in the wrong spots.

Some ports are overwhelmed and crowded with containers, struggling to load and unload fast enough. In Los Angeles, there was a reported “parking lot” of cargo ships waiting to unload for weeks. In China, a shut-down port caused the delay of over 350,000 containers for two months. Depending on the product, shipping delays can be anywhere from days to months. It’s a domino effect: delays stack on delays, as backlog increases, demand increases, and prices spike. With all this compounding disarray, there’s no end in sight; the global shipping container shortage is likely to last into 2022.

How Does This Affect Us?

As consumers, we aren’t directly involved in the day-to-day affairs of international shipping. However, we will certainly bear some of the economic strain of the crisis. Consumer goods, from cereal to t-shirts, are facing inflated prices. Companies cannot afford to pay for the growing expenses of shipping containers, and are forced to place some of the cost on us. While price increases for many products are negligible, they add up.

In turn, there’s growing speculation around the impact on the upcoming holiday season. As CEO of the large marine consulting firm Sea Intelligence ApS Alan Murphy stated, “It’s a crisis of excessively high demand and a severe shortage of supply of vessel space and empty containers… don’t be surprised if your Christmas shopping list comes out short.” Maybe it’s time to begin your holiday shopping, right now!

Local Shipping Container Surplus

Here at Moon Trailer Leasing, we’re pleased to report that we have had no issues with shipping container shortages! As one of Kentucky’s largest full-service leasing companies, Moon is proud to rent and sell 20ft and 40ft storage containers. Locally-owned and operated, we offer affordable, fast service and delivery. Call 502-776-2199 to get started today!

The Benefits of Renting a Storage Trailer

Storage trailers are flexible, useful units that can help your business. Storage Trailer rentals are the perfect solution for seasonal overstock or for unexpected increases in production that requires an immediate need for extra storage capacity. Whether your requirements are short or long term, we can deliver storage trailers to your location on short notice.

Here’s our overview of the benefits of renting a storage trailer.

Flexible Storage Trailer Terms and Sizes

Did you know you can rent storage trailers both short and long-term? Whether your extra storage requirements are short or long term, our storage trailers will enable you to meet seasonal requirements or an unexpected increase in demand quickly.

We offer 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers for rent. Storage trailers are loading dock accessible and are equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors. Equipped with durable hardwood floors, our storage trailer rentals are pallet-jack and forklift accessible.

Useful for Different Situations

You can actually use a storage trailer as an extension for warehousing. Our rental trailers or storage vans are a cost-effective alternative to paying warehouse rent while providing instant extra square footage without disrupting product flow within your existing warehouse arrangement. Eliminate the need to transport product to and from another warehouse when storing excess inventory becomes necessary. Our semi-trailers for rent provide an instant on-site warehouse environment that is dry, clean and secure.

Working With Us is Easy

When it comes to the logistics of getting your trailer, we make it easy for you. We typically need to know the following: When do you need your trailer by? Will it be picked up at our location or will we deliver it to you? If you need your trailer delivered, what is the exact address that we will be bringing it to? We are able to accommodate a variety of needs in terms of trailer pick up and deliver including same day local delivery in some situations.

Our extensive inventory of trailers is constantly changing since we are always selling and renting units and acquiring new ones. Once we understand the type of trailer you need in we’ll let you know what we have in stock. We’ll invite you to our storage yard so that you have a chance to inspect our inventory in person and see exactly what you are buying. We operate on long term business relationships with our customers. It is very important to us that you are 100% satisfied with the shipping containers that you rent or buy from us.

If you are interested in learning more about renting storage containers from Moon Trailer Leasing, please contact us today by phone at 502-776-2199 or by email. Locally-owned and operated, Moon Trailer Leasing has offices in Louisville, Kentucky and Lexington, Kentucky. Moon Trailer Leasing has new and used trailers for customers throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

Shipping Containers Southern Indiana

Conex Boxes at Moon Trailer Leasing

Moon Trailer Leasing offers quality Conex boxes for rent and sale. These versatile shipping containers can handle a wide array of transportation, shipping, and cargo needs in a globalized context. Here’s why you should consider renting or buying a Conex box with Moon. 

Versatility

The Conex box, also referred to as a shipping container or ocean freight container, is at the heart of modern industry all around the world. These steel containers are designed to be safe, secure, and reliable for all kinds of freight. In fact, they are so common that today there are an estimated 30 million or more of these containers in use around the world.

One key aspect of their versatility is the variety of sizes there are available. Here at Moon, we offer both 20 and 40 foot containers for rent and sale. Depending on the scale of shipping in your business, you may prefer one of these two sizes. 

Quality Steel That Meets Regulations

Moon’s Conex boxes are all ISO-approved. The ISO, or International Organization for Standardization, is an organization that issues standards around industrial practices. ISO guidelines around Conex boxes include safety and strength specifications to ensure you are getting a quality Conex box. This also ensures containers are weatherproof and tamperproof, keeping goods safe as they travel across the world to consumers. Our ISO-approved Conex boxes have the durability, strong steel components, and stackability you need to ensure your products are transported safely and efficiently. 

Features That Increase Efficiency

Those efficiency-focused features play a key role in your success in the industry. For example, Moon’s Conex boxes come with secured lock boxes to increase security (in most units). Our Conex boxes also have swinging doors on both the front and back of each unit, making loading and unloading easier. They are also accessible by forklift, meaning you can move units around quickly. All of these features work together to give you the flexibility you need to meet challenges in the day-to-day operations of your business. 

Conex Boxes for Every Situation

Here at Moon, we are proud to offer a wide selection of Conex boxes that vary in use and grade. Our units come in different colors, conditions, sizes, and grades. We price these units fairly depending on all of these factors. This means that we have something for everyone, depending on what you are looking for and what your budget is. From well-used to like new, and from high grade to lower grade, we offer this selection so that you always have options when you work with us. We will work with you to determine the best unit for your unique situation. 

If you are interested in learning more about purchasing used Conex boxes from Moon Trailer Leasing, please contact us today by phone at 502-776-2199 or by email. Locally-owned and operated, Moon Trailer Leasing has offices in Louisville, Kentucky and Lexington, Kentucky. Moon Trailer Leasing has sold new and used Conex boxes to customers throughout Kentucky and Southern, Indiana for over two decades.