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  • Every day, countless people begin the process of buying a shipping container. Many people are buying them to convert into storage units, others are planning to use them to help with moving or relocating, and even a few are even converting containers to housing or similar projects. It’s important to do your homework before buying a container, and it always helps to see out the advice ...
  • Winter storage for everything and anything can be an issue, and it’s normally not considered until there isn’t enough time to build a shed our other type of outbuilding, or if there is time the costs involved with it aren’t feasible. These two reasons alone are why shipping containers can make great storage units for the winter, and even the summer times. The question that has ye ...
  • Unlike used shipping containers, not all new shipping containers are alike. All used shipping containers are built to heavy duty specifications, primarily because they are going to be used for their entire life on the sea, with an additional life as a storage unit, modular building component, or similar application. On the other hand, new shipping containers, or one trips containers, can be built ...
  • In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it's important to remember how so many of our foods and household items are transported to us in 20', 40' and 40' high cube shipping containers. They may be used in domestic transportation to and from a farm, or overseas production facilities that move the items to our distribution centers and shops. Regardless, shipping containers play a key role in moving nearly ev ...
  • 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 ...
  • It's easy to understand the difference between and new/one trip shipping container and a used shipping container, but there can be some confusion when discussing used shipping containers. When driving past a shipping container depot/yard there are massive stacks of shipping containers, often numbering in the thousands.  However, many of the containers aren't for sale – yet. Age and Depr ...
  • Unlike many other purchases, ranging from automobiles to televisions and smaller household items, buying a new or used shipping container takes a little more time and planning; and with a little bit of planning it could save a reasonable amount of money for you. Buying a shipping container comes down to three main things: Timing of delivery, use, and how long it will be needed. Before booking ...
  • It's that time of year again, nearly everyone in the intermodal container industry heads to the largest annual intermodal conference in the world, Intermodal Europe. This year's event is being help back in Rotterdam at the Rotterdam Ahoy convention center, and ContainerAuction.com will again be in attendance for the 6th straight year. What is Intermodal Europe? Intermodal Europe, as previously sta ...
  • Used shipping containers sometimes require a layer of paint to clean them up and make them blend in with the surrounding area; and depending on what shipping line owned or managed the container the colors will vary and it may or may not fit in where you plan to place it. But how do you paint a shipping container so that the paint will last and you won’t have maintenance issues in the future? ...
  • Getting a loan for a single container, or a fleet of containers, can be a challenging task and unless you're familiar with containers and the types of loans many people don't know where to start. If you're a company with an established relationship with a bank it can be a little easier, however if you're a private individual buying a single container for storage you may need to be a little more cr ...
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