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  • It's getting very common for companies and people to buy a shipping container and convert it into a storage unit, but what is required to convert a container into a good storage unit? Well, that’s a pretty broad question to answer and it really depends on the specific storage needs of the person or company that’s using it. Residential Storage Container People store just about everythin ...
  • 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 ...
  • Having a shipping container delivered to a residential address can be substantially different than having one delivered to a commercial location, primarily due to the fact that most commercial locations will have a forklift or crane on site while residential locations typically do not. With this in mind, some extra tasks may be required when preparing a residential location for a shipping containe ...
  • There is plenty of talk about "affordable housing made from shipping containers", but it's not all affordable. There are a few architects out there blazing the way in very trendy homes that are manufactured with shipping containers as key components. An early builder was "the Beach Box" out in the Hamptons, and the latest to hit the market is a container home in Ferndale, MI, an older suburb of De ...
  • Spring is just around the corner, hopefully, and it's time to start thinking about clearing out the garage/shed/barn of all the things that have been collected over the past year. It's not hording, it's just not throwing away things that still have useful life left in them. Winter Gear Storage Unless you live in Florida or another year round warm southern state, everyone has a supply of "winter" i ...
  • A secured loan is a loan that's secured by the value of the underlying asset, in this case the shipping containers. Due to the amount of underwriting and paperwork most banks wouldn't want to provide a secured loan for a small number of containers. The issue many banks have with providing a secured loan is determining the initial value of the containers, and the residual value at the end of the lo ...
  • Shipping containers spend their lives carrying all types of products, ranging from commercial and residential goods to food products. Tank containers aside, which are commonly used to transport edible oils and even wines, most all types of food are transported in refrigerated shipping containers. Food Grade Shipping Container Sizes for Industrial/Transportation Use Shipping containers that transpo ...
  • Shipping container condition is important to companies or individuals that need a sea bound, cargo worthy shipping container to move goods, and for those looking to use a shipping container for storage that require the unit to be wind and water tight. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a shipping lines definition of cargo worthy may not be in line with the aesthetic expectations of ...
  • Shipping container rental businesses are growing in popularity for many reasons, and as the need for extra storage grows more people and businesses will be looking for a scalable, cost effective method to supply the need of the end consumer. No matter if it's a delivery business where the container sits on the users site (on-site storage), or if it's a business model that keeps all of the containe ...
  • Shipping containers come in a few ranges of condition, and depending on what you plan on using the container for you may be able to find a better deal based on the condition of the shipping container that you need. That being said, a majority of shipping containers come in cargo worthy or wind and water tight conditions. While people ask for damaged containers, it's rare that you can find damaged ...
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