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  • Anyone that's regularly involved with shipping containers, whether it's buying to selling, has noticed that the price of shipping containers, specifically 20' containers, has increased dramatically over the past few months. In some markets it's been more substantial than others. The question that we keep being asked is why, and when will the prices come back down? Why the Price of Containers has I ...
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  • 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 ...
  • We regularly get calls from people looking to purchase cheap shipping containers, and they're surprised when the containers don't cost only a couple of hundred dollars. "I went down the highway and saw stacks of containers all over the place, why can't you sell them to me for a cheaper price?" What most people don't realize is that the container yards they're passing are essentially parking lots f ...
  • Extra storage space is increasingly popular due to the continual overflow of our worldly possessions, and unless you want to rent a storage unit in a location away from your home, there aren't many options available to you. The two main backyard storage options are either a traditional wood frame shed, or a shipping container. There are other options, obviously, such as a pole barn, but the chosen ...
  • The holiday season is upon us once again, and while we at ContainerAuction.com will be working, we will also be doing some traveling as well, so it may be difficult to reach us due to time zones and flight schedules. Christmas Day, December 25th: Offices closed, although someone may reply to the occasional email. All of the depots (that we use) are closed, so no containers in the US will be ...
  • Once a shipping container is set on the ground, it's very difficult to move to a new position. If you are able to chain up to the corner casting and drag the container to a new position you run the risk of gouging the pavement, concrete, or other surface that the container is sitting on. Until container skates came along. What is a Container Skate? A shipping container skate is a plastic block ...
  • Intermodal 2017 was an exceptional show, similar to previous years the show provided lots of new ideas and innovations in the industry, as well as the chance to meet up with old colleagues and new potential business partners. The three main take aways were industry consolidation, the shortage of second hand containers, and the influence of technology. More Consolidation After the merger between Tr ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, are great places for aging and storing firewood. While at the end of November (the time this article was originally published) it’s getting a little late in the season to get this type of project started, there’s still a little time if you don’t need to dry the firewood. To get started using a shipping container for drying green firewood and stor ...
  • 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 ...
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