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  • When you buy a shipping container, many times the delivery will either be included in the price, or added as an additional cost. One opportunity to save a little money is picking up the container yourself, either on your own trailer, or renting/borrowing one. If you decide to pick the shipping container up yourself you'll need to keep a few things in mind. First, a 20' container weighs just under ...
  • If your shipping or storage container is located in a cold, snowy area and you need regular access to it, frozen doors might be a problem for you. It's normal in some climates that the snow blows horizontally across the ground, and if the storage container maintains a temperature that's above the surrounding environment it could cause the snow and ice to regularly melt and refreeze in gust ...
  • The price of a shipping container can range from around $1000 to $4500, depending on the condition and size of the container - Obviously, new 40' containers are going to cost more than a 10 year old 20' container. With a few exceptions, most companies that sell shipping containers don't provide financing options or payment plans when purchasing shipping containers, so the options are either pay fo ...
  • If you're new to buying a shipping container, which most residential buyers are, it may seem like a large task to inspect a container, or at least know what to ask when learning about the condition of the container. If you're purchasing a new container, you can be very confident that the condition will be very good. There will be no major dents or dings, the doors will swing easily, and the floors ...
  • Santa Clause, as everyone knows, uses no known logistical support or services, outside of the North Star and Rudolph's red nose, and all of his cargo is carried in the single sleigh and his bottomless sack; with all of this in mind Santa really has no need to buy or lease shipping containers to carry his toys around the world on Christmas Eve. However, due to the ever increasing population of the ...
  • It's rare that shipping containers fall off a vessel, but occasionally they do and they can be very dangerous to those boating and yachting in the area. Container vessels typically travel in standard lanes that are commonly used by all types of oceanic traffic, so if a container goes overboard it's likely that it will remain in the general area; however the odds of hitting a shipping container are ...
  • One of the biggest question marks when it comes to shipping container housing is the permitting process and local codes, and unfortunately there is no clear cut system for building a container home in the United States. However, there are some things to consider before you dive head first into building a container home. First off, for those new to building any type of home, a building code is a se ...
  • On nearly every invoice or purchase agreement for a shipping container there's a clause about "neutralizing" the shipping container, but what does it really mean and why are shipping lines so emphatic about the process? First off, why is it necessary to neutralize a container? Once the container is sold by the original owner they are no longer in control of the container, and therefore ...
  • It was only a matter of time before someone put the two together: refugees and shipping containers. It started in Hamburg Germany, and now the idea is taking hold in Helsinki Finland. Finland has taken over 7,000 refugees in October (3,600 less than the previous month), and just last week 2,000 more arrived. In all, they expect to welcome some 30,000 - 35,000 in total. A short months ago tents we ...
  • Shipping a full container load of goods, or FCL, typically requires renting a shipping container the shipping line, or in some cases it makes more financial sense to purchase a shipping container directly from a container lessor or trading company, in the latter the common term is "shipper owned container", or S.O.C. However, there are a few additional components involved when using a shipper owne ...
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