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Exploring Shipping Container “Industrial-Chic” Décor

If you’ve never heard the term “industrial-chic,” then you may be surprised at everything that falls under this stylistic umbrella-term. It’s used to describe any repurposed industry-centered item or location and industry-reminiscent aesthetics that revolve around raw materials. These can all include:

  • Weathered wood
  • Building systems
  • Exposed brick
  • Industrial lighting fixtures
  • Concrete
  • Old factories
  • Other industrial spaces
  • Industrial-use items

What we like to focus on, however, is shipping container chic. You might have read our last blog, “5 Amazing Storage Container Projects,” and those projects can actually all be considered “industrial-chic,” despite how different they look! The term is so broad, and yet very distinctive, which is a large reason why some companies choose it – to be distinguished.

“Industrial chic” isn’t supposed to look perfectly finished – that’s one of the details that makes it attractive! Shipping containers are about as raw as you can get – the color varies, it might have a few dents in it because it really was used for an industry at some point, and it’s really just a big, metal box.

Here are some examples of places that really lean into the “industrial-chic” style with shipping containers – one of them right here in Louisville!

Let’s See Some Industrial Chic

1. Copper and Kings: Louisville, KY

After their grand opening in October of 2014, Copper and Kings Distillery made itself out to be a staple in Kentucky’s rich history in the distilling business. By offering their guests opportunities for mixology classes, rooftop-bar experiences, and tours of their on-site brandy distillery, where they deviate from Louisville’s bourbon-centered focus, Copper and Kings brings an interactive flare to the restaurant and bar business.

Apart from what they offer in terms of services, Copper and Kings built itself an industry chic-centered aesthetic, featuring stacked shipping containers at the entrance, as restrooms on the grounds, a gift shop, and an informational center, as well. Check out Copper and Kings’ industry chic theme at:

📍1121 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206

2. SteelCraft: Long Beach, CA

Preferring the term “urban-chic,” this outdoor community space has long since grown from it’s original first location. Striving to be more than just a place to hang out and eat, the organization makes every effort to be a part of the community through, “outreach, live music, and community events.” They now have three locations, offering vendors of the likes of:

  • Hangry Belly
  • Smog City Brewing
  • La Taquiera Brand
  • Modern Filipino Kitchen by Aysee
  • Off Duty Wine Bar
  • Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
  • Duck Donuts

Their spaces are made completely of repurposed shipping containers, each taken from the shipping industry and designed for a new life as a community vendor. As another facet of the industrial-chic style, ‘urban-industrial chic’ certainly ranks high on our lists! Find the urban-industrial chic SteelCraft at any of their three locations:

📍3768 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA 90807

📍16500 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706

📍12900 Euclid St., Garden Grove, CA 92840

3. Crackheads and Choice Juicery: Carlsbad, CA

Are you craving breakfast and some juice? How about some served out of a couple of repurposed shipping containers? Find your balance in Carlsbad Village with Crackheads Breakfast and Choice Juicery, two restaurants you get in addition to that distinctive urban-industrial chic aesthetic with just a taste of the raw charm of the shipping container. As part of an outdoor food-hall, this is one industrial chic design that fits right into the setting. Find these amazing vendors at:

📍430 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

4. Red Fish Blue Fish: Pensacola, FL

With the same bouncy, festive feeling you get reading Dr. Seuss’ rhymes, Red Fish Blue Fish captures that industrial-chic feeling with reclaimed wood from an old Coca-Cola warehouse and their main operations functioning out of a multi-shipping container building. With a focus on sustainability, Red Fish Blue Fish perfectly encapsulates one of the best parts of the industrial-chic aesthetic – the reuse of already existing materials. Since the industrial trend started with vast, abandoned factory spaces that served as a natural aesthetic in itself. Find this sustainably-made industrial chic restaurant at:

📍5 Via De Luna Dr. B, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561

5. Odette Estate: Napa Valley, CA

Circling back around to California, the Odette Estate’s slogan, “Effortlessly Elegant, Deliberately Bold” is a great way to describe their particular brand of industrial-chic. Using repurposed shipping containers to function as the winemaker’s office, lab, employee break room, and employee restrooms, Odette went a step further and, like Red Fish Blue Fish, drew from the sustainable aspect of industrial-chic with natural-light high and exposed ceilings, recycled plywood flooring, and LED light fixtures.

They certainly go to show that shipping containers can fit in anywhere – we’ve seen them now on beaches, in cities, in the middle of a winery, where doesn’t it fit? Check out this elegantly-styled industrial design at:

📍5998 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558

6. Detroit Shipping Company: Detroit, MI

As a doggedly determined start-up composed of 21 shipping containers that would house the future Detroit Shipping Company, this is another urban-industrial chic hub for food, drink, and good times. Not to mention that in the heart of a car-industry city, industrial-chic isn’t hard to come by.

Containing lots of Michigan favorites and staying pretty local to cater to Detroit residents, the shipping-container compound hold live music, comedy, and other shows in an area that gets a bad rap, proving that industrial-chic doesn’t have to follow the status quo. Find this entertainment hub at:

📍474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201

7. The Eddy: Reno, NV

As a highlight if the social scene in Reno, The Eddy presents an intriguing mixture of a more modern, urban feel and that classic industrial-chic. Some of it’s biggest selling features include a myriad of local brews and and cocktails made out o the repurposed shipping containers that make up the property and the interactive space that fills in all the cracks. From giant Jenga and darts to interactive Burning Man sculptures and pop-up shops, the family and pet-friendly Eddy is sure to have something for everyone. But what else can you expect from a business that operates out of something as versatile as a shipping container? Find this hotspot at:

📍16 S Sierra St., Reno, NV 89501

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 rentalsrefrigerated 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!”

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!”

Trailer Leasing in Buechel Louisville Kentucky

Trailer Leasing in Buechel, Kentucky

Buechel is a neighborhood in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. It was incorporated into the city in 2003 and currently has a population of over 8,000. Located in the southern part of the city, Buechel offers parks, food, entertainment, and lots of residential desirability. Some neighborhoods around Buechel include Newburg, Fern Creek, Klondike, Bon Air, and Watterson. Let’s take a look at the history of Buechel, current attractions, and how Moon Trailer Leasing can serve your business in the area.

The History of Buechel

The history of Buechel dates back to 1791, with the arrival of George Hikes, a Revolutionary War veteran. Hikes traveled down the Ohio with his wife from Pennsylvania on a flatboat. He built a large farm as well as the first grist mill, saw mill, and wool-processing machine in the area. Currently, “Hikes’ Lane” is a road that runs through his former property, some of which still stands. At the time, the area was known as “Two-Mile Town” due to its location two miles south of the city of Louisville. The area continually grew, thanks to its location alongside the major state highway, Bardstown Road.

90 years later, in the 1870s, Buechel got its name from John Buechel, a Swiss immigrant and cabinet-maker who bought a tavern-hotel and post office on Bardstown Road. The tavern-hotel was known to be the “halfway” point between Louisville and Bardstown, a welcome respite for road-weary travelers. While Buechel’s property is long gone, the name has stuck. 

Buechel Today

Today, Buechel is heavily developed and populated, in part due to the arrival of the GE plant in the 1950s and other nearby industrial operations. That being said, there are two significant green spaces in the 2.5 mile area: Buechel Park and Rest Haven Memorial Cemetery.

Buechel offers a diverse variety of cuisines. Top-rated restaurants and eateries include Jamaican Jerk Center, Pasha’s Mediterranean, Eden & Kissi, Kathmandu Kitchen and Bar, Borsalino Cafe and Deli, Track’s Bar and Grill, Arno Pizza, The Great Room, Brew and Sip Coffee Bar, My Cafe, and Wacky Willy’s Diner, located in Bill Collins Ford Lincoln of Louisville. 

Popular attractions and venues in Buechel include Robben’s Roost Roller Skating Rink, Off The Rails Tasting Room and Wine Depot, Chocolate and Nut Kingdom, Progress Park Airstream Resort and Event Venue, the Southeast Family YMCA, and the West Buechel Community Center. 

Rent a Storage Trailer in Buechel, KY

Looking to rent or buy a storage trailer or container in Buechel or the surrounding area? 

Moon Trailer Leasing has been in the business of renting storage trailers since 1992. 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, equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors, have durable hardwood floors, and are pallet-jack and forklift accessible. If you are uncertain what size or specifications are suited for your needs, our expert staff can help you make an informed decision about what is right for you.

Have questions or ready to get started? Give Moon Trailer Leasing a call. We serve Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky as well as Clarksville and New Albany, Indiana. 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!

Prospect is a historic community in Louisville and Oldham County, Kentucky

Storage Container Rentals in Prospect, Kentucky

Interested in buying or renting a storage trailer, shipping container, or mobile office, in Prospect, Kentucky? The experienced team at Moon Trailer Leasing has served the area for over 30 years! Our units are affordable, high-quality, and can be delivered on short notice, meeting your unexpected or seasonal demands.

Prospect is a home-rule class city located on the outskirts of Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. With history dating back to the 1700s, this prosperous community offers semi-rural and suburban housing, shopping centers, and renowned restaurants. Prospect is also consistently ranked in the top 5 safest cities in Kentucky.

Prospect’s unique positioning along the Ohio River and Harrod’s Creek, a major tributary of the river, makes it particularly attractive for boaters, kayakers, and fans of outdoor activities. Harrod’s Creek Park, located in the Hunting Creek subdivision, offers 4 miles of hiking trails as well as a canoe and kayak launch-site. If you’re interested in renting a canoe or kayak for a few hours or the whole day, Nachand Canoe and Kayak Rental offers a large selection during the summer months. The Louisville Yacht Club, Harrod’s Landing Yacht Club, and Louisville Sailing Clubs are also located in Prospect. There are several marinas and docks in Prospect, including Creekside Landing Marina and Juniper Beach Docks. 

There is a wide variety of culinary offerings in Prospect. Highly-rated restaurants include Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, Mercato Italiano Trattoria and Market, Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, Mojitos Tapas Restaurant, Gelato Gilberto, J Harrod’s, Tea Station Asian Bistro, The Pine Room, Arata Sushi, and more.

Upcoming events in Prospect include the Prospect Music Festival on Saturday, March 5th. Located at the Gingerwoods Event Center on Rose Island Road, this community festival will feature music from “The Remedy of Louisville,” dancing, a cash bar, catered plates, silent auctions, a fashion show, and more!

Shipping Container and Trailer Leasing in Prospect, Kentucky

Moon Companies has enjoyed supplying the Prospect community with rental trailers, storage containers, portable restrooms, refrigerated storage, mobile offices, mini dumpsters, and other services for decades. Whether you own a small business, work in the food industry, are moving or remodeling, hosting an event, work at a construction site, or are landscaping, we’re happy to provide our wide range of full-service offerings. 

When you choose to work with Moon, we are 100% committed to the high-standard of our products and services. As a locally-owned business, we know the region inside-and-out and will provide personalized, responsive work to meet your changing needs. Give us a call or request a free quote on our website to work directly with one of our shipping container experts today. We look forward to collaborating with you!

Used 20 ft and 40 ft shipping containers for sale in Kentucky

Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

Did you know that Middletown is one of the earliest settlements in Kentucky? Founded in 1797, this home rule-class city features a winning combination of historical charm and commercial development. 

Residents of Middletown can enjoy annual events, such as Concert in the Park, a Lenten fish fry, Veteran’s Day parade, and more. Those looking for event space can find ample enjoyment in Middletown’s Community Center, which occupies the site of the historic Middletown Methodist church. Its sanctuary features stained glass windows, pews, and a piano.

The History of Middletown, Kentucky

The name “Middletown” has a contentious backstory. Some historians believe that it was given this name due to its centrality between Louisville and Shelbyville, two larger cities. However, others think that “Middletown” can be credited to being between Westport and “Shippingport,” two early Ohio river port towns. 

Originally a tract of land owned by Revolutionary War veteran Jacob Myers, Middletown’s central location made it quickly become an early trading post for farmers and travelers. It featured a tannery, cigar factory, millinery shop, general stores, a tailor, blacksmith, and more. Its location on a road between Lexington and Louisville made it a popular rest-stop for stage coaches and people on horseback. Early visitors could stay at pleasant amenities like the Middletown Inn. 

In 1910, an interurban railroad was built through Middletown, connecting Louisville and Shelbyville. This caused a population boom in the area, as people were now able to commute to their jobs in each city along the railroad. However, following the widespread use of cars, the railroad was discontinued. 

Today, Middletown has a historic district as well as several properties on the National Registry of Historic Places. There are also many retail shops and popular restaurants in the area. Visitors can stroll through Middletown’s well-preserved streets, experiencing the 200+ years of history for themselves. 

Trailer Leasing in Middletown, Kentucky

For residents of Middletown and the surrounding areas, Moon Trailer Leasing offers storage trailer leasing, storage container rental, portable office rental, and more. Our 28 ft, 40 ft, 45 ft, 48 ft and 53 ft trailers are available for monthly rent, as well as ground level storage containers and portable moving and storage containers. Storage trailers are loading-dock accessible, equipped with either swing doors or roll-up doors, have durable hardwood floors, and are pallet-jack and forklift accessible as well. 

As one of Kentucky’s largest full service leasing companies, we offer many companion services, including roll-off dumpster rentals, portable restroom rentals, grease trap cleaning, refrigerated container rentals, and more!

We’ve served central Kentucky and Southern Indiana for over 25 years and take great pride in our hardworking staff, punctual services, and customer-centric approach. If you’re ready to get started with Moon, contact us online or give us a call today. We look forward to working with you! 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Decarbonization in the Shipping Industry

There are some major changes underway in the shipping industry. Recently, several major organizations in the industry committed to decarbonization by 2030. Today on the blog we’ll look at the significance of this commitment. 

Support for $5 Billion Research Fund

Back on March 10, 2021, representatives from all over the industry came together to announce something big. They were supporting a proposed $5 billion fund to develop and support decarbonization in the industry. Eight governments backed this proposal and submitted it to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for review. This is significant for several reasons. 

For one, without coordinated international efforts like this, decarbonization is simply a pipe dream. It is an initiative that requires international cooperation. So, with eight countries (Nigeria, Switzerland, Singapore, Greece, Georgia, Liberia, Malta, and Japan) and several large organizations (BIMCO and IMCA to name two) backing the proposal, this signals true cross-national commitment. Additionally, the funding proposal itself is targeted with very particular goals to drive change. It would create a research and development board which would fund R&D efforts across the globe, including in developing countries. 

This is a key commitment, as currently there aren’t the necessary technologies to decarbonize the industry at scale. So, with this plan in place, the foundation is in place for accelerated change. 

Decarbonization: A UN Initiative

This proposal is actually in response to an initiative from the United Nations. Back in 2018, UN delegates associated with the IMO agreed to reduce total emissions by 50% (from levels in 2008) by 2050. The recent proposal is a sign of additional commitment to specific action steps to help meet this goal. By putting funding behind research and development for emerging technologies, the industry will be able to create a decarbonized future that can reduce environmental impact and also create sustainable practices.

Potential Solutions: Ammonia and More

Creating these low- and no-carbon solutions will be a challenge. However, there are already some ideas about how this might develop. One such solution is ammonia. Ammonia is a fuel source that doesn’t emit any carbon when it’s burned. Also, it can be made fairly simply with renewable electricity, air, and water, and it can be stored much more easily than other fuel sources like hydrogen. Plus, it boasts an extremely high energy density, making it an ideal fuel source. 

However, there aren’t currently any shipping vessels with the equipment to burn ammonia for fuel. Plus, nobody is creating ammonia in a climate-friendly way at scale currently. So, these are two areas to be on the lookout for over the next several years. It’s likely that some of the projects from the $5 billion research and development fund will focus on green ammonia production and creating ammonia-fueled ships. There are some other options innovators are considering as well. For example, hydrogen could be a potential fuel source going forward. Additionally, innovative fuel cells and wind-harnessing technologies are in the works. 

One thing is for certain: there’s a revolution in the shipping industry to move towards greener, more sustainable practices. This is an exciting and necessary step as we try to protect the environment while serving consumer and business needs across the globe. 

Moon Trailer Leasing offers mobile offices to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. We have offices of all sizes for rent and sale. Call 502-776-2199 for a fast and free quote.

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Shipping Container Maintenance

If you rent or own shipping containers, you know they are a valuable asset that enables your business to run smoothly. Maintaining shipping containers is essential- a small amount of prevention and monitoring can help you avoid costly issues. Here’s our guide to shipping container maintenance!

Look Out for Rust and Holes

Shipping containers go through a lot when they travel. They are exposed to different temperatures, weather conditions, and more. It’s only natural that they wear over time. Make sure you regularly assess your containers to keep an eye on their condition. Be on the lookout for signs of trouble like rust, holes, pests, and other kinds of deterioration. Shipping containers are made of steel and wood, and these issues can spell trouble.

If you do see any rust, you can use a rust remover to address it. If there are any holes that have worn through, you may be able to simply seal them with an industrial sealant. When a hole is big enough, though, you may need to weld over it with more steel to shore up the integrity of the container. Be on the lookout for pests as well- you may need to treat your containers for extermination. There are several international organizations providing guidelines here that can be helpful.

Cleaning is Key for Shipping Container Maintenance

Along with these issues, you should regularly check your containers for cleanliness. How strict you need to be with this really depends on what you store or ship in your containers. If you have containers hauling food, medical supplies, or other sensitive goods, you’ll need to be extra careful. Additionally, if you have been hauling any hazardous chemicals or materials, be very cautious and follow proper procedures to clean those containers.

In general, there are a few cleaning steps you can take. First, it’s always good to sweep out your containers whenever you have an opportunity between usages. You’ll get at a lot of the dirt, dust, and other debris that can build up. Plus, it’ll help you out with identifying any areas for repair (like we talked about already).

You can then use water to wash out the interiors of containers. You can either use a hose, a power washer, or some other method. Start with the roof first, and then work your way down. Washing containers with water will get at some of the gunk and grime that a simple sweep won’t account for. You can also look into some cleaning solvents that are safe to use with steel. Again, take into consideration what you have been hauling. Some hazardous materials can leave waste that will react with water or other chemicals, so you may need to pursue another cleaning method.

Drying and Other Final Steps

If you have used water and/or other chemicals to clean out your containers, make sure you let them dry out afterwards. This is a key way to prevent rust formation. Once dry, your containers are ready for further maintenance and repairs. You can repaint, weld, and further fit your containers as needed from here.

Moon Trailer Leasing offers mobile offices to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. We have offices of all sizes for rent and sale. Call 502-776-2199 for a fast and free quote.