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  • Winter is here, and that means you'll need to store your equipment and "toys" in a place that can be set up quickly, while ensuring that everything inside remains dry, secure, and completely protected from the elements of nature. When the thought of winter storage comes to mind, historically most people think of a garage, barn, or shed; however in recent years, shipping containers have become ...
  • If you’re shopping for a storage unit, there are many types of shipping containers available in the retail, or secondary, market that can meet your needs.  However, to find the right one there are a couple of questions that you first need to ask yourself before you can buy a container.A shipping container of any age makes a great storage unit.  However, depending on your needs, th ...
  • Labor Day is finally here, and the summer is finally coming to an end. What an end it is coming to, flooding, general storm, power outages, political divides, COVID, and the list goes on. Combine the transportation issues with the lack of new and used container supply and we will all be looking forward to getting past this period in life and business. New and used shipping container supply has bee ...
  • If you're never purchased a shipping container, you may not even know where to start.  Finding a shipping container in your area, at the price you want, is the first step; and once you do that you'll probably want to visit the depot and inspect the unit. Inspecting a container for the first timhe can be challenging, especially if you don't know what to ask or look for.  Some dealers and ...
  • Inspecting a shipping container before you buy it is a common request, and with almost all containers there is a standard list of things that you should look for as you inspect the unit.  While it’s not required that you inspect the container before you purchase it, in the case of a used container it’s a good idea – especially if you have a certain list of requirements, or ha ...
  • It's hard to believe that summer time is quickly closing out, and autumn is knocking at the door. As the seasons change and you begin to seek out portable storage equipment or steel structures for outdoor projects be sure and consider a strong, secure cargo container. Cargo containers are great tools to consider as they are durable, cost effective, quick and easy to purchase and install, a ...
  • There’s no universal grading for the condition of a shipping container.  Each company may have its own criteria, and each inspector or surveyor may have set ideas of what their employer has them look for.  By and large, it’s a pretty subjective process.  For example, a container can have a little surface rust and a few dings and dents, but as long as it’s been repaire ...
  • Many people want to convert cargo or shipping containers into on-site storage units, workshops, job-site offices, or some are even modified into storm cellars and shipping container houses.  As with any project, the planning stages are the most important, and deciding on the right type of container is the best place to start. The most common mistake that people make is when purchasing the ...
  • When you consider buying a shipping container you have two options, buying a new shipping container, or buying a used shipping container. One of the main benefits of buying a used shipping container is the cost savings; they tend to be less expensive. However, you do need to be careful when choosing a used container and we’ve put together a few helpful tips to help make the process easier.Fir ...
  • After you find a container on the site that you're interested in (assuming you've already set up an account and communicated with the seller), the navigate to the listing and either purchase the container through the "buy now" button, or make a bid if the container is being sold as an auction. Once a day our server processes invoices and emails them out for all of the containers sold during ...
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