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  • 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 ...
  • 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' ...
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