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  • If you’ve purchased, or plan to purchase, a shipping container to use as a storage unit you’re going to want to make sure the container is as secure as possible.  On most standard containers there are only doors on one end of the unit and, assuming there are no modifications to the box, the area that’s most vulnerable to anyone trying to break are the doors.  In an ideal ...
  • Countless professions around the world can, and do, benefit from mobile offices. Primarily, these mobile offices are mostly visible in the construction sites or in sales offices. However, they are increasingly being used in administrative blocks, and similar places. Mobile office and storage is widely used nowadays. What many people don’t realize is that these units are actually portable stor ...
  • Having a shipping container delivered can be a quick process, provided that you are prepared. ContainerAuction.com has relationships with both delivery drivers across the country, and the service uShip.com to help arrange convenient, affordable delivery of your cargo container. Prior to arranging the delivery of a cargo container there are a few things that you should consider. First, when sch ...
  • Shipping containers are used by businesses all over the globe to safely transport and store goods of all shapes and sizes. When you or your company needs to purchase a shipping container, it’s important to consider whether you should buy a new or used cargo container.  The decision between new or used containers often comes down to how many containers you want and how quickly you ...
  • Cargo containers are a highly versatile, secure, and readily available item.  It’s no wonder that as the summer comes into full swing many people and companies are using them for their events or as a component to their "summer project".  There are a great number of cargo containers are being converted and delivered all over the United States and world for that matter; and it’s ...
  • You might think you’ve found the best bargain on a used shipping container, only to find one someplace else for a cheaper price. While on the surface, it may seem like a better deal, there are several important factors that impact the price of a shipping or storage container: location, condition, and delivery costs. Location plays a key part in the price of any container, whether new or u ...
  • After a challenging 2020, 2021 is shaping up to give more of the same. With the COVID-19 crisis still looming over our heads, it appears that we are all starting to learn how to deal with the changes that are necessary to get on with life and business in uncertain times. Shipping container leasing and trading is not immune to the difficulties and changes are being made and adapted to in order to k ...
  • ContainerAuction.com will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021 in honor of President’s Day. We will be doing our best to reply to emails and text messages throughout the day, but due to cell phone coverage it will be harder to answer phone calls. We ask that you please keep this in mind if you are trying to contact anyone at the office. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, February 16th ...
  • It may seem a little confusing, but there are a couple of competing standards in grading shipping containers. For overseas shipping there are two main categories, cargo worthy and IICL. Both grades are similar with their quality marks because the shipping lines typically set their standard to maintain safety and quality during transport. IICL or IICL5 IICL stands for the International Inst ...
  • When you convert a shipping container into a storage unit, workshop, home, and other structure that you need to move in and out of on a regular basis; it may be more convenient to install a man door in your shipping container than to use the factory steel doors on either end of the unit. A frame door is smaller, lighter weight, and easier to manage than the traditional swinging doors of a shipping ...
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