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  • Due to their popularity in the freight industry, shipping containers are inexpensive and convenient. However, their uses aren't limited to shipping and transportation. After making a few minor adjustments you can repurpose a cargo container for use as a temporary office, a mobile storage unit, or even an environmentally friendly house. When considering a container for your next building projec ...
  • There's been a lot of talk in the news about wars and possible attacks on US soil, and while we've covered building shipping container shelters in the past, one thing that we've never covered in any great detail is using a shipping container as a Faraday Cage to survive an EMP blast. What is an Electromagnetic Pulse? First off, an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, blast, is a blast, or short pulse, o ...
  • Getting a loan for a single container, or a fleet of containers, can be a challenging task and unless you're familiar with containers and the types of loans many people don't know where to start. If you're a company with an established relationship with a bank it can be a little easier, however if you're a private individual buying a single container for storage you may need to be a little more cr ...
  • Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used. 45' Shipping Containers 45' shipping containers ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units. Containers are originally designed to provide a secure structure for transporting goods around the world, in all types of weather and conditions. When compared with other storage options, such as a garage, shed, or a heavy duty plastic container; a shipping container's steel structure is designed to withstand even the most intense abu ...
  • The price of new and used shipping typically fluctuates with the market. Pricing can be impacted by several different factors, and the heaviest factors for used shipping container pricing are condition, location, and container size. Shipping Container Condition While most shipping containers sold out of the fleets of steam ship lines and leasing companies are cargo worthy, many companies classify ...
  • If you're building something out of shipping containers, occasionally an engineer or area planning commission will require a spec sheet (short for specifications). The question comes back to the staff at ContainerAuction.com a couple of times a week wanting to know what exactly they want, and where can a spec sheet be found. What is a Shipping Container Spec Sheet? A spec sheet is a set of doc ...
  • With all the shipping containers zipping around the world, it's an obvious question to wonder where they are all stored when not in use, and the answer is shipping container depots, or often called container yards. Most people don't know what a yard does, or how they operate, so here's a quick summary. What is a Container Yard? Essentially, a container yard is a giant parking lot for shipping cont ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, but there are some clever people getting very creative and maximizing every square foot available in, and around, their storage containers – and they're using simple steel or wooden trusses to do it. The first question to address is why would you want to put a trussed roof span on two shipping containers? The quick and simple answer is to c ...
  • Go down the highway outside of nearly any major city and chances are you see stacks and stacks of shipping containers. Many people drive by them every day and never notice them, but once you do they're likely to spark a little bit of curiosity – where have they been? What was carried in them? Who owns them? Does the owner even know where they are? Surplus Shipping Containers Technically, som ...
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