Shipping container donation
September 9, 2014 7:52 PM   Subscribe

We are looking to expand our lab in the university, but the uni doesn't fund construction projects (!). We can however get around this by setting up our lab in a converted shipping container. Are there organisations that donate shipping containers? I'm in Mexico, and the lab does research on animal behaviour with an emphasis on agricultural insect pests.
posted by dhruva to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
btw, I'm aware of this by the Maersk line.
posted by dhruva at 7:53 PM on September 9, 2014

You can buy used ones for a few grand in LA, fwiw. I'd contact the Port of Long Beach and ask what it would cost. Also, could you shoot for a trailer instead? We use shipping containers for workshops and you are going to broil in one in Mexico without some kind of refit for ventilation. Possibly A/C. They are ovens.
posted by fshgrl at 10:35 AM on September 10, 2014

We can't afford to buy it at all, but we have just enough to fix it up (for ventilation, A/C etc). Our current lab is a refitted container, and we're looking to expand.
posted by dhruva at 7:47 PM on September 10, 2014

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