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  • Many people don't like to throw things away because of real, or perceived, value; and when the run out of room at their home to store things the overflow needs to go somewhere. This place called “somewhere” creates business opportunities for many people around the country that own storage companies. The question that we're asked on a regular basis is, “how do I start a storage co ...
  • We're just a short time away from installing a new president in the United States, and there's a lot of talk surrounding many of President Elect Trump's new policies. One of the most discussed and debated policies is that of building a wall on the southern border of the United States to help control the flow of illegal drugs and illegal immigrants. Along with the ethics of building a wall to contr ...
  • It's been well documented that housing costs in San Francisco have been going through the roof over the past few years, and it's nearly impossible to find affordable housing unless you're making a high salary. To combat this, property developer (and billionaire) John Sobrato wants to build a container housing development in Santa Clara to help the cities 6,500 homeless people. Sobrato, who has sp ...
  • Shipping containers (almost) never rest, but the office of ContianerAuction.com occasionally does. The holiday season is upon us once again, and the ContainerAuction.com offices will be briefly closed; however email and text messages will still be actively managed. If there is an urgent issue please send a text message to (307) 222-9085. December 25th: Offices Closed. ...
  • File it under 1001 things to do with a used shipping container, professional wake boarders and Red Bull built a very impressive container structure for wake boarding. Let’s start with the crane. The team had to search around the world for a crane that was large enough and had enough speed to pull the wakeboarders over 18mph. They finally found on in the waters of Uljanik Pula Wharf ...
  • Storage pods, storage containers, and shipping containers may seem synonymous on the surface; but the term "storage container" can be used interchangeably with the others, while "storage pods" and "shipping containers" are very different in many aspects. All can be purchased for storing things, but depending on the use pods and containers each have pros and cons to be considered. Let's start with ...
  • Last week we mentioned that all new shipping containers built in 2017 would be painted with waterborne paint, and since then we’ve taken several questions on what the difference is between waterborne paints, water based paints, and solvent paints. And to be honest, there isn’t a huge difference in the first two, but there is a difference between waterborne/water based paints and solven ...
  • Last week marked the fifth time that ContainerAuction.com attended the Intermodal Europe convention, and while companies and people change, overall the industry as a whole hasn’t changed a lot; nor can it be expected to, at least not quickly. Some of the larger developments with regards to containers themselves are in paint, software and tracking, and folding containers. Waterborne Paints fo ...
  • Shipping containers, by design, are wind and water tight; so the automatic conclusion that many people make is "how do I get fresh air when I'm locked inside of my shipping container home/storage unit?" The answer is simple, once you add doors and windows, and probably an HVAC system, there will be more than enough airflow to allow you and your family to survive. Even if you're using it as a ...
  • It’s that time of year again when everyone involved in the intermodal industry gets together to discuss the latest developments, trends, and events that have occurred or are going to occur; and this year the event takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Intermodal Europe is the largest annual event that brings together industry leaders in container shipping, leasing, technology, and shipping ...
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