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  • 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 ...
  • There are millions of shipping containers traveling around the world at any given time, and it may seem like a daunting task to keep track of all of them, but it's not as complicated as it may look on the surface. Similar to the license plates on cars and trucks, every shipping container is assigned a unit number that identifies who owns or manages it, and which specific container it is. Decaled o ...
  • Shipping containers are used for all types of buildings and projects around the United States and other parts of the world. Some of the projects are very practical and have a great every day application, while others are designed purely for a “wow factor” and to gain as much publicity as possible. We've picked out five of our favorite projects, some that we've witnessed ourselves, ...
  • It seems like shipping containers are in the news on a weekly, if not daily, basis recently. If it's not an article about shipping containers falling overboard, it's a story about recycled shipping containers being converted into some type of container house or office space. No matter the reason, any time containers are in the news it raises the visibility of the industry and gives people new idea ...
  • We all know that shipping containers are durable steel boxes, but you really considered why they're so durable, even long after they're no longer being used to carry cargo around the world? Shipping containers are designed to be carried back and forth across the oceans carrying the things that make our everyday life more convenient; things like clothing and bedding, flat screen televisions and ...
  • The market for storage space is expanding and becoming more and more competitive. It seems that almost everywhere you turn, someone is interested in providing you additional storage space lately. There are many options available and it's no small task to compare them and find the solution that's best for you. While we know that each person and situation is unique, we'd put together some b ...
  • Are you confused about the difference between a portable storage container and a shipping or cargo container? There's no need to be embarrassed, many people are.  Unless you're working with containers on a daily basis, or have done extensive research it can be confusing at first.  The primary source of confusion is the similarity of the names, both shipping container and portable storage con ...
  • There's a fair amount of confusion in the marketplace about the differences and similarities between storage containers and shipping containers. Most people assume they're the same thing, however the similarities stop at the shape of the box. Shipping containers and storage pods both have great features and benefits, but depending on your requirements choosing one over the other could leave your b ...
  • Most people are aware of standard and high cube dry van containers, but what if your project or job calls for something a little different? Many people don't know that other options exist, but there are a few other types of “specialty” shipping containers that aren't in as high circulation, but they can be found in various markets around the world, and the United States. Open Top Conta ...
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