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  • Document storage is a growing industry, and many people instinctively turn to shipping containers so serve as secure, onsite document storage units. Logically, it makes sense; however before you purchase a container and load it full of your important documents there are a few things that should be considered. Humidity, security, and storage features are three of the key items that need to be consi ...
  • In a tight economy, replacing building components with a cargo container is a great way to complete the summer projects and chores that you believed had been priced out of budget. Containers can help save on the cost of materials, and definitely provide a savings on the cost of labor. Not to mention the long term durability of the unit itself, the option of moving it to a new location, and the ...
  • Thanksgiving is upon us again, (for everyone in the US), we also give thanks to our international friends, family, and clients, and in a month we will be closing out 2022, I'm sure that we are all thankful for that! ContainerAuction.com offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th of 2022. We will be monitoring emails but may not be able to return calls quickly o ...
  • Reality television shows like Container Wars have made the idea of buying abandoned shipping containers very popular; popular to the point where many people are under the perception that there are hundreds of unclaimed, abandoned shipping containers at every port in the country. Fortunately for shipping and logistics companies, and their consignees, this isn't the case. To start, if a shipping con ...
  • Many people buy a used shipping container without knowing how the container is equipped, however most people don't know to ask how they're equipped as a shipping container isn't something that you purchase on a regular basis and there are a limited number of places where you can research what you need to ask (unlike purchasing an automobile or television set), and what shipping container parts may ...
  • New production is starting for bolt on shipping container lock boxes and now is the time to order wholesale deals. These are our standard modelNew production is starting for bolt on shipping container lock boxes and now is the time to order wholesale deals. These are our standard model, with a couple of adjustments to improve security and accessibility. All lock boxes are powder coated grey an ...
  • Shipping containers are designed to be wind and water tight, but if you're using a container as a commercial or residential storage unit it might require a little extra ventilation to help regulate the humidity and potential moisture build up, especially in the coming summer months. Shipping containers are equipped with small "breather" vents at the factory that allow a limited amount of airflo ...
  • Grounding a shipping container to prevent electrocution or damage to the items inside is a question that regularly comes up, and one that needs to be addressed properly. Using a shipping container as a storage unit, cabin, or any other type of building requires that you park the container somehow, either directly on the ground or on some type of a foundation. In the event that the container is str ...
  • A shipping container is a relatively simple piece of equipment. It's limited in terms of parts, as it has four walls, a floor and ceiling, and doors on one end. However, the parts that you don't initially notice are where the container derives all of its strength. Let's start with the basic components of a container – steel and wood. With the exception of the flooring, the nearly the entire ...
  • There are a lot of great opportunities to set up a small business these days, and a business model that's growing in popularity is providing storage other people's things. Self storage facilities are very common as people move from one place to another and need extra space to keep the belongings which they no longer use on a regular basis. Rather than part with them, either for sentimental or ...
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