American Trailer and Storage (“AT&S”, www.ATandSonline.com) is hearing the buzz on both sides of Missouri over the MLB Playoffs. AT&S offices in Kansas City and St. Louis are both talking stats day-in and day-out about their hometown teams and the opponents they face.
Statistics are highly important to the game of baseball, so it provoked a thought with AT&S- What “stats” make shipping containers as valuable as a homerun?
Shipping Containers are Efficient
A pitcher’s earned-run-average (ERA) plays a vital role in determining which pitcher should start or close a game. Their ERA describes their efficiency; how often that particular pitcher gives up runs. The ERA statistic can even be broken down comparing left-handed and right-handed batters for coaches to know when they should make that call to the bullpen in the bottom of the 7th.
Just like when a company is considering methods for shipping their products across an ocean, they look for efficiency. How much product can be included in one shipment and what will that shipment cost per piece? Containerships have the capacity to carry several large warehouses worth of goods on a single trip. And since every ISO shipping container is standardized in size, they can be stacked to improve the volume one trip can carry. Due to their efficiency, the cost of shipping on a containership is decreased. In fact, the cost of sending a can of beer across the ocean is only one penny- a pretty inexpensive way to get that $10 ballpark beer from overseas to the playoffs.
Shipping Containers contribute to the Global Economy
The standardization of the ISO container allows every country across the world to ship their products stacked efficiently on top of one another. Without that standardization, containerships could not carry the volume that would make them so cost effective. The container not only decreased the overall cost of freight but saved time by turning what would be multiple trips into one.
A MLB team is a lot like a global economy, but instead of containers and containerships, baseball enthusiasts look at Hits and Sacrifice Hits. Stacking a row of base hits, along with an occasional sacrifice hit allow teams to advance a runner into scoring position, score and ultimately win games. One missed hit can hurt the batting sequence, just like a non-standardized container would make the stack tumble.
Since 1994, AT&S has been meeting the transportation and storage equipment needs of customers in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Southern Illinois; as well as through out the Midwest. American Trailer & Storage also offers storage containers and shipping containers, custom modifications, such as office containers, and are able to customize a storage container to meet your unique storage requirements. Regardless of your storage needs; whether they be short term, long term, standard or custom AT&S can help.