Shipping Containers a Versatile Solution for Emergency Response and Natural Disasters

From the earthquakes in Christchurch to the bushfires in Victoria, Royal Wolf shipping containers have been used as part of many natural disaster responses across Australasia. Our shipping containers are safe, versatile and weatherproof, providing protection against wind, water and vermin.

WHY USE SHIPPING CONTAINERS IN NATURAL DISASTERS?

Thanks to their simple design and durability, Royal Wolf shipping containers can serve a multitude of functions from emergency accommodation units to makeshift hospitals and kitchens. Shipping containers are easy to transport making them the ideal solution for natural disasters, including fires, floods, earthquakes and cyclones, which often strike unexpectedly and require an immediate response.

THEY ARE MULTIFUNCTIONAL

There are many applications for Royal Wolf shipping containers in natural disasters including:

  • Temporary housing and shelters
  • Ablution amenities
  • Storage for equipment and dangerous goods
  • Refrigerated containers for cold storage or storage for humid climates
  • Makeshift hospitals
  • Offices or planning rooms
  • Kitchen and cooking facilities 

THEY ARE QUICK TO DEPLOY

Royal Wolf 10ft, 20ft and 40ft shipping containers can be transported via road, rail, sea or air, meaning they can be delivered to disaster sites where access is limited. With 38 locations spread across Australasia, we can freight our products to the site of the disaster quickly and cost effectively. Royal Wolf also offers a stackable solution, so multiple units can be delivered in one trip and stacked to create a total emergency response site.

THEY ARE EASY TO MODIFY

Shipping containers can be modified to meet the unique needs of the response team and community affected by the disaster. Our customised Disaster Response Unit, for example, serves as a mobile operations room and an accommodation unit for staff. It comes complete with air conditioning, a shower and pump out toilet, a 500L water tank, two flat screen TVs, a kitchenette and an office space.

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