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  • With all the shipping containers zipping around the world, it's an obvious question to wonder where they are all stored when not in use, and the answer is shipping container depots, or often called container yards. Most people don't know what a yard does, or how they operate, so here's a quick summary. What is a Container Yard? Essentially, a container yard is a giant parking lot for shipping cont ...
  • Lots of people use shipping containers for storage, but there are some clever people getting very creative and maximizing every square foot available in, and around, their storage containers – and they're using simple steel or wooden trusses to do it. The first question to address is why would you want to put a trussed roof span on two shipping containers? The quick and simple answer is to c ...
  • Go down the highway outside of nearly any major city and chances are you see stacks and stacks of shipping containers. Many people drive by them every day and never notice them, but once you do they're likely to spark a little bit of curiosity – where have they been? What was carried in them? Who owns them? Does the owner even know where they are? Surplus Shipping Containers Technically, som ...
  • It's getting very common for companies and people to buy a shipping container and convert it into a storage unit, but what is required to convert a container into a good storage unit? Well, that’s a pretty broad question to answer and it really depends on the specific storage needs of the person or company that’s using it. Residential Storage Container People store just about everythin ...
  • Storage rental is a booming industry, and if you have the space and capital investment it's not hard to step into the business by using shipping containers for storage units. There are two general types of storage business models that can be started, or if you can find one for sale you can hit the ground running. What You Need to Start Before you can get into any business, you need to have a good. ...
  • The price of new and used shipping containers has been fluctuating a lot recently, on the surface it may seem arbitrary, but in reality the price changes have been anything but that. The global supply of shipping containers has decreased over the past few months, and many shipping lines and leasing companies have slowed down sales in an effort to retain their own "bookable" containers and use them ...
  • Shipping containers and shipping containers being used for storage can last a long time, and an even longer time if they're given a little annual maintenance and cleaning. We usually recommend the spring time for this, because over the winter snow, freezing temperatures and rain can work its way into unseen cracks and crevices and possibly expedite rust and corrosion if left unchecked. We've touch ...
  • Buying a used shipping container is a lot like buying a used car. There are a lot of great ones out there, but there are also some lemons that can make their way into the depots. There are a few things to watch out for, or specific questions to ask, when you get started in the process: Age, condition, location, and prefix code are the factors that will tell you a lot about the container. Age of th ...
  • Shipping containers come in a few different standard sizes, and many different colors; and which color the shipping container is can tell you a lot about the life that it's had, how old it is, and who owned it. Furthermore, when you're buying a shipping container it can also impact the price of the unit. Tan (Almond) or White (Ivory) Shipping Containers Tan and white shipping containers are typ ...
  • If you're involved with shipping containers, either as a regular buyer or have been thinking about purchasing one, you may have noticed a quick rise in pricing and demand for 20' containers in most locations throughout North America. Many people are asking what's caused this bump and how long will it last? What's caused the Rise in Shipping Container Prices? As previously noted, shipping conta ...
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