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  • Shipping containers come in a few ranges of condition, and depending on what you plan on using the container for you may be able to find a better deal based on the condition of the shipping container that you need. That being said, a majority of shipping containers come in cargo worthy or wind and water tight conditions. While people ask for damaged containers, it's rare that you can find damaged ...
  • Many people who buy shipping containers don't realize that they are required to neutralize shipping containers when purchasing them, for both legal and marketing purposes (or in this case "un-marketing" purposes. Legal purposes are there to cover the shipping line or leasing company in the event that the container is in an accident while in transit or on site. The original owner no longer has resp ...
  • Shipping container rental businesses are growing in popularity for many reasons, and as the need for extra storage grows more people and businesses will be looking for a scalable, cost effective method to supply the need of the end consumer. No matter if it's a delivery business where the container sits on the users site (on-site storage), or if it's a business model that keeps all of the containe ...
  • Double door shipping containers are a semi-common “specialized” type of shipping container, and they’re growing in popularity for both storing normal things that people put in shipping or storage containers, and storage many types of vehicles including cars, ATVs, and snowmobiles. The most popular reasons cited for buying a double door shipping container are the ease of use, avai ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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