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  • First off, we're big fans of shipping container homes on every level of the concept. First and foremost, the design is limitless and a lot of what we see is highly creative and environmentally aware. However, a lot of people like the idea of building their own container home but don't think things through before they jump into it. The entire lifecycle containers a lot of components that can shut d ...
  • Winter is just around the corner for most of America, and it's a good time to start thinking about storage space for your outdoor summer equipment and toys (things like lawn mowers and motorcycles), as well as winter equipment (things like snow blowers, snowmobiles, and firewood) that you need ready access to. New and used shipping containers are an ideal solution for long term, year round durable ...
  • Shipping containers can last a life time if properly set up and maintained; and both components are very easy and very low cost. The setup can range from a simple foundation to elaborate footers and pads, and the maintenance, no matter what you do, is very low. Shipping Container Foundations Putting a shipping container directly on the ground can be problematic for several reasons. First o ...
  • Burying a shipping container for an underground shelter, bunker or storage unit sounds like a good idea on the surface, but it can be dangerous and go wrong quickly if it's not done properly. First off, we don't advise that digging a hole and dropping in a shipping container. As we've displayed before in the article, "What Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container", the sides of a container aren' ...
  • A refrigerated shipping container is a great solution for any of your cold storage needs; and they’re used a lot more frequently, and more readily available than you might think. Refrigerated shipping containers are deployed behind the scenes at all types of events and establishments. Refrigerated shipping containers come in 20’, 40’, and 40’ high cube sizes. They can be ke ...
  • Shipping containers are turning up all over the place these days, and it’s no surprise that they’re being converted into hydroponic farms. Logically, it makes perfect sense: hydroponic farms don’t need any sunlight, are completely self-sustaining, and can be located anywhere in the world. The big question is, how to build one. Over the next couple of weeks, some of the staff of C ...
  • Sometimes' the factory equipped security features on a used shipping container just don't measure up for residential or commercial uses and you need to beef things up a little to make sure all of the things stored inside' remain inside the unit  until you're ready to use them. There are two directions you can take to solve this problem: specialized locks' or a lock box. Both have pros and co ...
  • Grading a shipping container can be subjective to the person who is inspecting it, and what they intend to use it for. While most companies and shipping lines grade containers slightly differently, the most commonly used terms are, in improving order, "as is, where is" (ASIS), wind and water tight (WWT), cargo worthy (CW), and one trip or new. As is and one trip containers are fairly si ...
  • Intermodal shipping containers are constructed in a few set sizes, and the prices can vary based on condition, size, and location. To start, shipping containers are produced in standard sizes based on 20' increments; and in the shipping industry this is referred to as a TEU, or twenty foot equivalent unit. These sizes were set as the standard years ago and today all vessels, port handling equi ...
  • ContainerAuction.com is booked in to attend the Intermodal Europe Expo 2015. The expo this year is taking place on November 17th to the 19th at Hamburg's Messe Hall, and with the coming changes to the industry and market conditions it's sure to be an interesting and entertaining event. The Intermodal Europe Expo is an annual event that covers all aspects of the intermodal industry supply ch ...
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