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  • 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 ...
  • On the surface, shipping containers are just big steel boxes that are moved around the world loaded with all different types of goods. And for the most part, that's correct. However, while that's correct there are components that go into shipping containers that can help to impact the price of both new and used shipping containers. Steel components make up most of the container, and most of the co ...
  • Storage facilities are a popular business model and constantly growing in need, but you don't necessarily need to rent the expensive garage if you have a little extra room. You may even be able to make a little extra money in the process. Converting a shipping container into a mini storage unit can be done inexpensively with only a few simple modifications and additions like roll up doors, custom ...
  • As a heatwave loosens its grip on the North Eastern United States going into the summer, it's a good time to think about how to manage extreme heat that can build up in a shipping container. Most items stored in shipping containers can take the heat; such as grains, farming equipment, construction supplies, but some more sensitive things like wooden furniture, antiques, and other household goods m ...
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