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  • Open sided shipping containers are one of the many types of specialty shipping containers. Specialty shipping containers are called this as they aren't dry, or standard shipping containers or the conventionally used refrigerated containers. Open sided containers are just as described, containers with doors that open on the sides to allow greater access to the inside of the container. Sizes of ...
  • With all the talk lately of wars around the world, more and more people are asking about converting shipping containers into cabins and bomb shelters. Several articles have been published on the site. Without rehashing them in full, we'll focus on a couple of points that need to be addressed before you even consider starting: wall strength, air supply, and cleaning the container. Container Wall St ...
  • Anyone involved with shipping containers for a period of time is aware of how the industry pricing and inventory levels can fluctuate from time to time; and right now is one of those times, especially for used 20' containers. Two things have happened in the market that have caused the pinch in shipping containers available for resale, production output and regulation changes. Shipping Contain ...
  • Once a shipping container is dropped on site, it's not very easy to move it around. Even just a few inches is nearly impossible due to the weight and size of the container. That being said, some very ingenious people have come up with clever ways to move a shipping container without having a forklift or crane on site. Container Skates Shipping container skates are a composite plastic material that ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, a shipping container owned by the company or person that is shipping the goods; as opposed to a container that is owned by the logistics company supporting the movement of the container, or the shipping line providing the actual overseas movement of the container. SOC are a little unique in that once the goods arrive on site, the container ...
  • Everyone is looking for the cheapest prices on new and used shipping containers, and they hope to get the best deal by trying to go directly to the source. However, what they don't realize is that shipping lines and container leasing companies really aren't set up to deal individual consumers, and many times don't want to deal directly with the end consumer. It's nothing personal about the end con ...
  • A lot of people ask to buy a new shipping container, and are a little confused when they're offered a "one trip" or "one way" shipping container. After all, isn't a "one way" container used? To help unfold this confusion you need to look at the logistics and manufacturing, the age of the container, and when you can sometimes get close to a one way container. Logistics and Manufacturing of One Way ...
  • Shipping containers are regularly used as storage units, and in many cases they are purchased or rented to be used as mobile, or portable, storage units. If you plan on buying a shipping container and moving it from site to site at a later date there are a few things to keep in mind prior to doing so. The simplest way to move the container, the size of the container that’s going to be moved, ...
  • Double door shipping containers are a semi-common “specialized” type of shipping container, and they’re growing in popularity for both storing normal things that people put in shipping or storage containers, and storage many types of vehicles including cars, ATVs, and snowmobiles. The most popular reasons cited for buying a double door shipping container are the ease of use, avai ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
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