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  • Over a year into the updated regulations regarding the change from solvent based paints to waterborne paints, much has been learned about how the paints behave and how the changes will impact the shipping container industry, the environment, and the containers themselves. Better for the Environment The obvious impact to changing to waterborne paints is the effect that it has on the environment ...
  • 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 ...
  • First off, it's not structurally safe to bury a shipping container at any depth underground. Many people think that they can build a quick and easy shelter by digging a hole, lowering in a shipping container, and covering it back up. This could not be further from the truth, and quite frankly can be very dangerous. First off, shipping containers are designed to carry their strength in the rails ...
  • Under normal circumstances, a 20' or 40' shipping container doesn't need to be anchored to the ground due to their natural weight, however in some cases like areas with high winds or that are prone to tornadoes it may make sense to add some extra security to keep the containers tied down for extra strength and security. Both the solutions presented require some type of foundation or footer in ...
  • On the surface, shipping containers are just big steel boxes that are moved around the world loaded with all different types of goods. And for the most part, that's correct. However, while that's correct there are components that go into shipping containers that can help to impact the price of both new and used shipping containers. Steel components make up most of the container, and most of the co ...
  • Storage facilities are a popular business model and constantly growing in need, but you don't necessarily need to rent the expensive garage if you have a little extra room. You may even be able to make a little extra money in the process. Converting a shipping container into a mini storage unit can be done inexpensively with only a few simple modifications and additions like roll up doors, custom ...
  • As a heatwave loosens its grip on the North Eastern United States going into the summer, it's a good time to think about how to manage extreme heat that can build up in a shipping container. Most items stored in shipping containers can take the heat; such as grains, farming equipment, construction supplies, but some more sensitive things like wooden furniture, antiques, and other household goods m ...
  • As converting shipping containers into housing grows in popularity, as with any non-traditional structure there are pros and cons to investigate and weigh before jumping head first into the conversion. Similar to modular construction, trailer/mobile homes, and in some cases log housing, shipping container conversions will take a little more time to mature and grow in acceptance rate. Pros of Shipp ...
  • If you buy a used shipping container, chances are that the floor has some form of peeling or cracking on the surface, often referred to as delamination. In some cases, it's not a big deal, however it's always good to keep an eye on the situation and address it before it large problem. Reasons to Repair or Replace Shipping Container Floors Everyone thinks that shipping container floors are coate ...
  • 40' standard height shipping containers dominated the seas for many years, however in recent years they've been getting harder and harder to find in the secondary, or retail, markets. There has been a shift in the freight demand 40' standards to 40' high cubes, which obviously causes a change in production quantities. Just to clarify, 40' standard containers are 8'6" tall, and 40' high cubes are ...
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