Why is condensation in shipping containers a problem

Excessive temperature fluctuations inside closed metal containers causes condensation to form and unless is it left open to dry out, the moisture is trapped inside and will eventually drip from the ceiling, run down the walls and onto anything that is stored inside. This is worse in the winter when persistent cold weather prevents the container from drying out at all.

Whether you need to think seriously about condensation prevention depends mostly upon what you are storing inside you shipping container. If it’s household furniture, fabrics, soft furnishings, textiles, electrical goods, paper or card they will be particularly susceptible to retaining moisture from damp conditions and will eventually be damaged by mold and mildew. No one wants to open up their container to the smell and sight of damp and soggy cardboard boxes!


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