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  • Grading the condition of a shipping container may seem like a fairly simple, uniform task, it's not nearly as simple and uniform as it appears on the surface (no pun intended). The reasons for this are fairly simple, and the next few paragraphs will walk through why there is some confusion in grading and what the more general terms and ideas in container grading are. Why Container Grading isn ...
  • March 21-13, 2017 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes places in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and definitely the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks third year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal Asia conv ...
  • While a lot of people don't consider how much shipping containers impact their everyday lives, those of us involved with containers tend to see them everywhere (it's like when you buy a new car because no one else has one, then you start to see them everywhere), and realize that they have limitless potential during, and after their useful life. During the first phase of a shipping containers life ...
  • As shipping container housing and modular buildings grow in popularity, there are more and more questions coming up regarding building permits, container specification sheets and technical drawings, and how to get the container building to be approved before any sizable investment is made. While it's nearly impossible for us to determine the building codes for every county and township in the Unit ...
  • Keeping your shipping or storage container secure is paramount for keeping your valued items from being stolen. Whether it is tools, household goods, or family antiques, security is the main concern, which is why you’re using a shipping container in the first place. There are a few simple and inexpensive tips that you can use to help keep your container, and possessions, safe and secure. Hig ...
  • Creating affordable housing solutions is a common problem throughout the United States, and both builders and architects are being forced to get more creative in ways of addressing the problem. High density housing has been the typical solution to affordable housing, but with rising labor and real estate costs it isn’t feasible in many areas of the country. One solution that’s growing ...
  • 10' shipping containers, or "duo-cons" as they're typically called, make popular storage units for commercial and residential sites that have limited space, but need secure storage. However, unless you're purchasing from a retail location they're normally sold in pairs, and the buyer needs to separate them with a grinder or cutting torch. Why are duo-cons sold in pairs? Shipping lines and port ...
  • Lots of people get the idea to build a storm shelter or bunker by burying a shipping container – it's fast, relatively inexpensive, and durable, right?  Step 1) Dig a hole. Step 2) Put a shipping container in the hole.  Step 3) Backfill around the container.  And by now you can probably guess where this article is going. The latest example of what not to do showed up in the Container ...
  • We previously discussed the first parts of setting up a storage container business, which included the planning and business plan creation. The next steps in starting a storage company with shipping containers are where the hard work kicks in. The first stages of getting a storage company up and running are heavily involved with planning and market research, once these hurdles have been crossed, i ...
  • 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 ...
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