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  • Everywhere you go, everyone is looking for more storage space. People seem to be buying more, throwing away less, and all of this stuff has be stored somewhere. Depending on your needs, and the time span long or short term that you need the storage space, shipping containers make excellent storage solutions for whatever your needs may be. Long Term and Short Term Storage Let's be honest, if you mo ...
  • ContainerAuction.com will be out of the office periodically over the Christmas and New Year’s season of 2018-2019. Keep in mind that while we will be out of the office, we can be accessed by email for any urgent requests or emergencies. December 24: Reduced hours, it will be easier to contact us by email. December 25: Closed December 26 – January 2: Reduced hours, it will be easier to ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location. Shipping Container Co ...
  • 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 ...
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