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  • 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? ...
  • The price of new and used shipping typically fluctuates with the market. Pricing can be impacted by several different factors, and the heaviest factors for used shipping container pricing are condition, location, and container size. Shipping Container Condition While most shipping containers sold out of the fleets of steam ship lines and leasing companies are cargo worthy, many companies classify ...
  • Having a shipping or storage container delivered can be really straight forward, but there are potential hic-ups that can cost a lot of extra money. However, with a little planning and fore sight you can save the time and cash. Clear and prepare the site. If you can't be on site for delivery, make sure the area is well marked so the driver knows exactly where to put it. Paint on the grass or pavem ...
  • A lot of people ask to buy a new shipping container, and are a little confused when they're offered a "one trip" or "one way" shipping container. After all, isn't a "one way" container used? To help unfold this confusion you need to look at the logistics and manufacturing, the age of the container, and when you can sometimes get close to a one way container. Logistics and Manufacturing of One Way ...
  • Once a shipping container is dropped on site, it's not very easy to move it around. Even just a few inches is nearly impossible due to the weight and size of the container. That being said, some very ingenious people have come up with clever ways to move a shipping container without having a forklift or crane on site. Container Skates Shipping container skates are a composite plastic material that ...
  • Shipping containers are regularly used as storage units, and in many cases they are purchased or rented to be used as mobile, or portable, storage units. If you plan on buying a shipping container and moving it from site to site at a later date there are a few things to keep in mind prior to doing so. The simplest way to move the container, the size of the container that’s going to be moved, ...
  • Most shipping containers have small vents installed when they come out of the factories, but those vents don’t always work ideally in residential or commercial storage situations. If this is the case for you, and you’re storing items that are sensitive to humidity or wide ranges of daily heat changes, it could be well advised to install larger vents that allow for wide changes to tempe ...
  • Over a year into the updated regulations regarding the change from solvent based paints to waterborne paints, much has been learned about how the paints behave and how the changes will impact the shipping container industry, the environment, and the containers themselves. Better for the Environment The obvious impact to changing to waterborne paints is the effect that it has on the environment ...
  • First off, it's not structurally safe to bury a shipping container at any depth underground. Many people think that they can build a quick and easy shelter by digging a hole, lowering in a shipping container, and covering it back up. This could not be further from the truth, and quite frankly can be very dangerous. First off, shipping containers are designed to carry their strength in the rails ...
  • Under normal circumstances, a 20' or 40' shipping container doesn't need to be anchored to the ground due to their natural weight, however in some cases like areas with high winds or that are prone to tornadoes it may make sense to add some extra security to keep the containers tied down for extra strength and security. Both the solutions presented require some type of foundation or footer in ...
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