Today is the World Environment Day, and what better time for you to get to know the actions that we carry out at SILVERSEA containers, working every day to be more sustainablein our processes and activities.
In this way, we make sure that our clients are too. By facilitating access to services, actions and materials that respect the environment.
Our maritime containers are used to transport cargo safely and securely and to store all kinds of goods over long distances in different ports around the world.
Containers are the most voluminous and important part of the shipping industry. And that is why we have focused on developing a system that allows us to carry out our activity with the lower environmental impact.
For years, in SILVERSEA containers, we are investing in resources that give a leading role to this green transformation which is so necessary, and this gives us great satisfaction.
We want you to know what measures we have implemented to be able to work together with our clients with the peace of mind to take action:
- With a responsible production and consumption and sustainable.
- Reducing polluting materials that damage the environment marine or terrestrial ecosystem..
Manufacture of environmentally friendly maritime containers
In the manufacture of our containers, we avoid the possible environmental damage, and for this we use the latest in materiales eco-friendly, composed of natural raw materials of vegetable and/or mineral origin.
Traditionally, the containers were coated with zinc-based paints and wooden floors.
Maritime containers with paints. eco friendly
The zinc-based paints and solvents produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Carbon-containing chemicals found in all living things.
They also contain hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, sulphur or nitrogen, which are released as vapours or gases during their decomposition process.
These volatile chemical compounds have a adverse effect on our health and that of the environment, as they are released into the sea and into the ground during the corrosion of the container causing irreparable damage to maritime and terrestrial life.
For this reason, the paints eco friendly we use for our containers contain a minimum amount of solvents, which reduce potential damage to the oceans by up to 68%.
This kind of paint is stronger and needs less layers than traditional zinc-based. It creates a barrier that stops water and oxygen, making the container more resistant to corrosion.
Containers with bamboo floor
In SILVERSEA containers, we are also committed to the bamboo flooring as an environmentally friendly alternative to wood.
The plants from which this material originates grow rapidly, reaching maturity in 5 years at the most.
A tiny amount of time compared to the 20 years it takes for a tree to be ready to be felled to produce the wood commonly used in container flooring.
The use of bamboo reduces deforestation of forests. This way we ensure that when you buy, rent or ship your containers, you also participate with your actions in taking care of the planet.
Bamboo flooring is biodegradable and strong like wood, but lighter and cheaper, allowing more cargo to be transported at a lower cost.
Recycling and reuse of maritime containers
A container can have a useful life of 25 to 30 years, but once it has fulfilled its function, it can be transformed and recycled for other purposes, such as the creación de espacios con distintos servicios o la construcción de casas ecológicas prefabricadas con containers, cada vez más populares.
Carbon footprint reduction
98% of the world's cargo moves in sea containers, but poor transport and storage practices in these containers without cargo aggravates the problem. CO2 emission.
Choosing eco-friendly sea containers with sustainable production and transport not only reduces the environmental impact and carbon footprint, but can also reduce costs.
This is why in SILVERSEA containers we are always looking for the highest efficiency in our logistics processes.
With us you can be sure that you are working with a company that does not neglect its environmental impact, and to act with a focus on our wellbeing and that of the planet
Are you looking for eco-friendly shipping containers and need more information?
In SILVERSEA containers we will answer your questions and advise you on the different options for containers and green transport. Ask us!