Does anyone know how many full size shipping containers you could safely stack fully loaded, "the type you see getting shipped worldwide on 18 Wheelers daily in our Country " from standard Pan-Max cargo ships that come to our ports and you see on the road?
In other words how many full size standard height and fully loaded would be safe if properly secured to the ground, pavement, concrete etc…
How many containers is the “Normally” accepted height?
I am wondering from a humanitarian perspective because they can be used to make water, electricity and to grow food in and even live in. So I am trying to get an idea of how many square feet or yards you could get out of one footprint to work with if height is not an issue
I watch a lot of alternative farming, electricity and water creating resource type programs for under developed or more recently disaster plagued areas.
I just thought some of you guys may have been in the shipping / storage industry in a past life and have some sort of ballpark idea. The containers would be the most common steel type at this point but I also wonder about recycled containers if they even make them yet and their durability compared to those that rust.
I know fiberglass stuff does not really last a long time in salt air by water unless it is resurfaced at least every 7 years or so. At least my electric, water light post on my dock did not last long before the fiberglass strands were exposed enough to do damage to your hand and the same with boat whips. My neighbors recycled composite dock warped and the screw heads rose but they have not rotted yet compared to my high quality never been treated 10+ year old wood deck which has rotted in some places but stayed relatively straight without the screw heads rising.
It just seems that shipping containers can be re-purposed for a ton of things good for humanity and I am trying to learn more about them in general.
Thanks in advance for any info or knowledge you can share.
I have seen some guys that have turned them into giant batteries that supply power to remote places in Africa and such and I just find it interesting and it may be a way to help make our word better for the people on it. Have a great night