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  • Standard shipping containers make great transportation components and storage units, however if you're storing items that you access on a frequent basis, or large items that need to be backed in/out of the container, you'll probably find that having an extra set of doors on the opposite end would be very helpful – enter the double door shipping container. Depending on where you are loca ...
  • As with any heavy asset, equipment based industry, shipping containers require a great amount of capital investment to be effective and profitable to owners and investors. Given that a direct cash purchase of shipping containers can tie up a large amount of capital, typically starting at $10 million dollars, many shipping lines and container leasing companies will finance their fleets th ...
  • Shipping container lock boxes are an aftermarket container part that can greatly increase the security of your used shipping and storage container. New and used shipping containers, like new and used cars, come equipped with different features that were chosen by the original buyer; in the case of cargo containers the original buyer is typically a shipping line. Just for background knowledge, when ...
  • Shipping being used for long term, single location residential or commercial storage containers can gain a few extra years of life if they're put on some type of foundation. A foundation will keep the container off the damp ground and typically allow for some airflow or dead air space to expedite the drying process. In the past we discussed concrete footing foundations, and simple railroad ties to ...
  • Many used shipping containers are converted into portable storage units; and there are a few simple items that you can invest in that will provide you with greater security, and more storage space. Steel shelving and a bolt on lock box are two of the most popular items available on ContainerLockBox.com, and they each install quickly and with minimal effort. Shipping Container Shelving From too ...
  • Running a steam ship line is an expensive business, and a very capital intensive one at that. Millions of dollars can be tied up in one single vessel, and using capital efficiently is tantamount to success. This specific issue is the reason that leasing companies that specialize in shipping containers exist. These leasing companies provide shipping lines with access to containers without having to ...
  • Keeping a shipping container cabin or bunker secure is paramount to the overall function of the unit. On an untouched container, the least secure point is the doors. However, when you start to modify a shipping container the weakest point will most likely shift to the windows, but there are inexpensive ways to mitigate this, the simplest being a steel shutter. If you've been reading our posts you ...
  • With winter roaring along and more snow on the way, now is the idea time to sit inside by the fire and think about summer projects (I'm not entirely kidding, but close). We were discussing options for additional storage space the other afternoon and one of the best questions that came up was, "why buy a shipping container". There were quite a few reasons, but we were able to combine them into five ...
  • Cheap shipping containers are something that everyone in the market for a shipping container looks for; no matter if the container will be used for storage, intermodal transportation, some type of modular housing project, or whatever else you might have in mind. However, the definition of "cheap" tends to vary greatly depending on the size, condition, and intended use of the container. For example ...
  • Every month shipping containers are bought and sold on ContainerAuction.com, and while many remain in use for shipping there are also many that are sold into a secondary market that use the containers for purposes and projects other than shipping; mainly storage units, workshops, or cabin/housing conversions. If you call into this group, you'll probably have the same initial questions and des ...
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