How to Minimize Humidity in a Shipping Container

Despite their value and durability, shipping containers are vulnerable to humidity and condensation. If a shipping container’s internal air becomes too warm compared to the coolness of the metal side walls, it causes condensation to collect on the outer surfaces and ceiling.  This issue is easy to get rid of and even easier to prevent.

6 Ways To Minimize Moisture In Shipping Containers

  • Waterproofing: Ensure that the container is properly sealed and waterproofed. Repair any damaged or rusty areas on the container to prevent water leaking.


  • Use Desiccants: Desiccants are one of the best ways to help absorb water from the air. Place moisture-absorbing desiccant packets or bags inside the container.


  • Ventilation: Ventilation is super important since it funnels warm and moist air out of the container and draws in cool and dry air.  Install vents within the container to allow air circulation.


  • Dehumidifiers: Consider using electric dehumidifiers designed for shipping containers. These devices can regulate humidity levels by extracting moisture from the air. Dehumidifiers are especially useful in humid climates or during long transit times.


  • Insulation:  Proper insulation helps maintain a more stable internal temperature and reduces the chances of moisture buildup.


  • Monitoring: Regularly monitor the humidity levels within the container and opening the doors for air circulation can help catch moisture at its beginning stage of buildup.

Implementing these simple measures can help minimize humidity levels and reduce the risk of damage to your valuable items being stored in a conex box.

The Jake Containers team are experts who are happy to answer any questions you may have related to shipping containers and condensation.  Contact us today!

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