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  • Occasionally, the rods on the door of a shipping container will bend, leaving the container doors unable to be closed or opened properly. It’s not common, especially in everyday use, but if they are bent it is usually during movement or when hit by container handling equipment. While it may cause problems, it’s not impossible or very expensive to fix. However, it may be necessary to ca ...
  • If you’re running out of storage space for your home or business, shipping containers make a great solution for mini-storage. They’ve grown in popularity over the last few years, and while used shipping containers are very common and inexpensive, new (one trip) shipping containers are having features built into them to make them even easier to use for storage. Both new and used shippin ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, and we are regularly asked about the best way to storage furniture in a shipping container – the short answer is, carefully. Shipping containers are designed for moving items around the world, and weren’t originally designed for long term storage. Because of this, they can heat up in the summer, and get damp when the temperatures shif ...
  • Shipping container finance is a large industry that’s controlled by only a hand full of companies, and these companies are structured with both debt and equity to provide an optimal return to their investors. Who are these investors? Typically the investors are hedge funds, private equity firms, pension funds, or wealthy family houses. Despite what some companies will have you believe, it is ...
  • Shipping containers come in different sizes and types, and each has uniquely different applications. For the regular residential customer a standard dry container will fulfill most, if not all, of your storage needs. However, occasionally there may come a need for something a little more unique. Excluding special types of containers such as DNV containers, there are six main types of shipping co ...
  • Shipping containers have many great uses. In their regular intended use, they transport all types of goods that we use in our daily lives around the world in a convenient, cost effective way. In their secondary life, they are often converted into housing components, hydroponic farms, and even storage sheds. With regards to commercial or residential sheds, every week we sell a lot of new and used s ...
  • Shipping container doors move the best when the container is sitting level. However, sometimes containers can fall out of alignment and this can be caused by any number of reasons. The two most common reasons are the ground under the container settling over time, or the container could be loaded the distributed unevenly. How do I tell if my storage container is out of alignment? Checking if your c ...
  • Shipping containers are traditionally moved on a standard chassis and pulled behind a semi-truck, and in some cases are transported on a flatbed trailer. However in non-shipping use they need to be moved on something smaller and more nimble so the container can be put directly onto the ground, and in some cases picked up and moved to another location. If the shipping container is located at a faci ...
  • Attaining financing for any home, let alone one built with shipping containers, can be a challenging task; since shipping container homes are considered “nontraditional housing” they usually carry an extra level of scrutiny when being reviewed by a mortgage underwriter. A purchaser or builder can have a great credit score, but the issue doesn’t sit with the credit worthiness of t ...
  • Shipping containers are designed to be wind and water tight, but if you’re using a container as a commercial or residential storage unit it might require a little extra ventilation to help regulate the humidity and potential moisture build up, especially in the coming summer months. Shipping containers are equipped with small "breather" vents at the factory that allow a l ...
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