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  • Most people see them every day, sitting in storage terminals next to the highway or on the backs of trucks or trains barreling along their way; but most people don’t realize how much shipping containers have really changed the world that we live in, and how quickly it’s happened. Just a few years ago, in 1956 to be exact, Malcom McLean bought two WW2 T2 Tankers and converted them to ca ...
  • Shipping being used for long term, single location residential or commercial storage containers can gain a few extra years of life if they’re put on some type of foundation. A foundation will keep the container off the damp ground and typically allow for some airflow or dead air space to expedite the drying process. In the past we discussed concrete footing foundations, and simple railroad ...
  • Used shipping containers that are being sold by leasing companies and shipping lines are typically 10-15 years old, and have seen their share of travel, with this in mind it can be expected that a container of this age shows the history of its life. Knowing that each company that owns and manages shipping containers has different criteria for maintaining their containers, and some containers are l ...
  • Shipping containers are quick and cost effective building blocks for all types of structures and projects; and can typically be used as a stand-alone solution for storage companies and on-site units for both commercial and retail storage. However, with a few modifications and simple adjustments clients and customers can get a lot more use out of their containers, for a nominal cost. Our parts co ...
  • You've probably never thought about transporting liquids and oils inside of a shipping container, but it happens every day and it's a lot cheaper than you'd think. A lot of high value liquids and oils are moved in tank containers, but non-regulated liquids and oils can be moved in a large, multilayer polyethylene or PVC bladder, or "Flexitank" that's installed inside of a standard 20' dry con ...
  • Bulk foods, such as rice and flour, are ideal for packing on a pallet and loading into a shipping container for transport; but did you know that wine and bananas are also transported in shipping containers? Many different types of foods are moved into containers, and this requires a special grade of container. The container doesn’t necessarily have to be a certain size, but it needs to be on ...
  • Affordable Shipping Container Homes Shipping container housing continues to gather support as it's adopted by many builders and communities around the country, but from what's getting attention in the news are container homes are either expensive, colossal structures that barely resemble a container, to highly functional cabins. It's less common to see a comfortable, reasonable priced house made f ...
  • There has been much discussion lately of how to effectively grow shipping container sales as the industry matures and expands. Retail and wholesale shipping container sales, like most other industries, are two very different functions, and the industry needs both to survive and thrive. While it’s not possible to completely predict what this segment of the industry will look like in 20 years, ...
  • Historic Savannah, Georgia; home to great restaurants, beautiful historic mansions, and one of the busiest shipping container ports in the country. When people think of international shipping in the United States they automatically think of New York/Newark and Los Angeles, which is only natural because of the large population centers based in those area. What many people overlook is that Savannah ...
  • Shipping containers are designed to withstand a lifetime of hard use and abuse, but some there are some containers that are designed to take things to the next level. Industrial Packaging 2, or IP 2 shipping containers are just this type of container. IP 2 is the designation for a specific type of packaging that is designed so that the contents will not leak, and that the internal shielding will ...
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