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  • Commercial storage can come in many shapes and sizes, and just about every option can be customized to the needs of the company or individual that needs to store their goods. Typical forms of commercial storage range from rented U-Haul trucks and trailers, to secure and climate controlled off-site facilities, and more and more companies are beginning to rent or purchase 20' or 40' shipping contain ...
  • Shipping containers are showing up everywhere these days, and they're being used for nearly every imaginable purpose - from the original design purpose of shipping goods overseas to storage and modular building units, and even pop up displays for product launches and brand introductions. Case in point, while taking a break from the Intermodal Asia event last week we came across a few shipp ...
  • There's a lot of confusion between what the difference is between a shipping container and a storage container, and to be completely honest it's not unwarranted. A shipping container can be a shipping container, or a storage container; but a storage container is always a storage container, never a shipping container. The container that's best for suited for any project depends on the needs of the ...
  • Intermodal Asia is taking place March 22nd through the 24th in Shanghai China, and ContainerAuction.com will be sending a representative to the event for the second year in a row. Intermodal Asia is the industry’s leading event in the Asia Pacific region, and serves as a great venue to showcase new products and developments, meet new customers and vendors, and network with industry c ...
  • Rushing into any type of project isn’t advised for any project, especially one using shipping containers. With a little planning, and consulting with someone experienced in the field, can save you a lot of time and money. There are a few points that are easily overlooked by when people start planning to use shipping containers for storage, modular housing, or any other use – we know be ...
  • Storage facilities and general residential customers have all started to figure out that shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units; and once you consider why they’re so popular and do a little quick math, it’s a logical choice. Shipping containers can be set up quickly, are very secure, and last a long time. Commercial and residential container owners are all attra ...
  • 20' shipping containers make great storage units for commercial and residential applications, so it only makes sense that 20' high cubes are even a little better for storage units, so why aren't they more popular? With secondary market users, like storage companies and residential users, they are frequently requested; however with shipping lines they are less popular, but why? 20' Standard Shippin ...
  • Shipping and storage containers, like any other type of outbuilding, require some periodic maintenance to keep them in top operational condition. On an annual basis it’s normally just a few minutes a year, but it’s best not to take your container for granted and neglect it to nature and environmental pressures. With just a few short minutes of work you can ensure that your shipping/sto ...
  • Over the last couple of years the trend of shipping container housing has grown in both size and popularity. The original concept of a container home was little more than a steel box converted into a functional modular house, usually completely leaving the idea of curb appeal. Flash forward a few short years and toss a few creating minds into the process and things have changed dramatically. So mu ...
  • Buying a used shipping container is typically a very straight forward process, however it’s important to know that there is no uniform way that shipping containers are graded. Some companies assign a letter grade, such as "A", "B", or "C"; while others use "cargo worthy" or "wind and water tight". This week we’re going to offer a quick ...
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