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  • 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 ...
  • As converting shipping containers into housing grows in popularity, as with any non-traditional structure there are pros and cons to investigate and weigh before jumping head first into the conversion. Similar to modular construction, trailer/mobile homes, and in some cases log housing, shipping container conversions will take a little more time to mature and grow in acceptance rate. Pros of Shipp ...
  • If you buy a used shipping container, chances are that the floor has some form of peeling or cracking on the surface, often referred to as delamination. In some cases, it's not a big deal, however it's always good to keep an eye on the situation and address it before it large problem. Reasons to Repair or Replace Shipping Container Floors Everyone thinks that shipping container floors are coate ...
  • 40' standard height shipping containers dominated the seas for many years, however in recent years they've been getting harder and harder to find in the secondary, or retail, markets. There has been a shift in the freight demand 40' standards to 40' high cubes, which obviously causes a change in production quantities. Just to clarify, 40' standard containers are 8'6" tall, and 40' high cubes are ...
  • There are millions of shipping containers traveling around the world at any given time, and it may seem like a daunting task to keep track of all of them, but it's not as complicated as it may look on the surface. Similar to the license plates on cars and trucks, every shipping container is assigned a unit number that identifies who owns or manages it, and which specific container it is. Decaled o ...
  • Shipping containers are used for all types of buildings and projects around the United States and other parts of the world. Some of the projects are very practical and have a great every day application, while others are designed purely for a “wow factor” and to gain as much publicity as possible. We've picked out five of our favorite projects, some that we've witnessed ourselves, ...
  • It seems like shipping containers are in the news on a weekly, if not daily, basis recently. If it's not an article about shipping containers falling overboard, it's a story about recycled shipping containers being converted into some type of container house or office space. No matter the reason, any time containers are in the news it raises the visibility of the industry and gives people new idea ...
  • We all know that shipping containers are durable steel boxes, but you really considered why they're so durable, even long after they're no longer being used to carry cargo around the world? Shipping containers are designed to be carried back and forth across the oceans carrying the things that make our everyday life more convenient; things like clothing and bedding, flat screen televisions and ...
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