Streamlined Solutions: Your ISO Container Go-To

ISO containers are the unsung heroes of modern logistics. Most of us click “order” and a box appears on our doorstep, seemingly by magic. For those behind the scenes, ISO containers are a daily focus, pivotal in keeping our world running smoothly.

At All Chemical, we’re passionate about providing top-notch ISO container services. Our goal is to help your life and business run seamlessly with these versatile shipping solutions.

What Is an ISO Container?

An ISO container, also known as an intermodal container, is a standardized, steel box designed to specific dimensions and used to transport goods via multiple modes (think ships, trains, and trucks). Though they come in a few sizes, the most common are 20-foot and 40-foot lengths. Each container is built to specifications set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which ensures ease and efficiency of transport across the country—even across continents and oceans!

History of ISO Containers

Before we had these containers, invented by an American trucker named Malcolm MacLean in 1954, shipping was much more precarious and time-consuming. Your goods might make it to port, but chances were high they’d get damaged during loading and unloading. The packing crates might not fit below deck of the only ship available to take them the next leg of the journey.

And you’d better believe such clunky methods took a lot of time.Once the ISO container came on the scene—and especially after its construction was standardized internationally in 1972—all that hassle became a thing of the past.

Benefits of ISO Containers

Today, we can’t imagine life without the ISO container. These impressive containers represent a cornerstone of modern logistics, facilitating the global movement of goods efficiently and reliably. They offer three central benefits:

  • Standardization. Since each container adheres to universal standards, they’re compatible with multiple shipping systems worldwide, streamlining operations and reducing the complex logistics involved in cargo handling.
  • Security and Protection. Durably built to withstand the rigors of long-distance travel, these containers reliably protect goods against the elements and damage from transit.
  • Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness. The standardized fittings of each container ensures easy stacking and securing, optimizing cargo loading and unloading, which leads to faster turnaround and lower costs. Their modular design uses all transportation space to the utmost, maximizing efficiency.

Without this wonder of modern shipping technology, most of the conveniences that make up our everyday lifestyle would be out of reach. In fact, you could say that ISO containers make the world go round!

Inside All Chemical’s ISO Container Offerings

Now that you have a sense for the magic of ISO containers, let’s dive into All Chemical’s ISO container service offerings.

Our customers know: we’re trustworthy, reliable, and efficient. When you work with us, you can rest easy knowing your shipping and storage needs are in good hands. Since our founding over forty years ago, we’ve specialized in transporting ISO containers across diverse modes of transit, ensuring the seamless transitions and speedy delivery our customers know they can count on.

From short-term shipping services to long-term storage solutions, we’ve got you covered. Our growing Lakewood headquarters boasts plenty of amenities:

  • 140+ ISO container chassis
  • 60+ steam stations
  • 7 container lifts
  • 20 acres of container storage

Best of all, we offer these services as a one-stop-shop for our customers. Say goodbye to multi-vendor syndrome and enjoy the streamlined, stress-free experience All Chemical provides! From the moment we pick up your pier-side load, we’re covering all the bases for you. We can transload products from your trailers to ours when needed, transport them to our facility, offer storage, and provide steam services before delivery and wash services after.

Storage, steam, wash, and transload: Who wouldn’t want the all-in-one full service treatment?

So, don’t wait—contact us today to learn more about our ISO container service offerings, and discover for yourself the magic we make at All Chemical.