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Shipping Container Ideas and Articles

  • Stiff swinging, hard to open doors on a used shipping container can be a frustrating problem. Many people buy a shipping container for some type of storage, and they are going to be in and out of the unit on a regular basis. One thing they don't want is to cringe in fear of a full body workout every time they need to open the doors. Luckily, the problem of stiff doors can be quick to diagnose and ...
  • ***Note: Our office will be close on Monday, July 4th, in observance of the US holiday. We may not return calls, but will be monitoring emails.***Renting a shipping container is a great option to meet your short term storage needs. It's common for people to rent containers when they're moving into a new house, remodelling their current home, or when companies need short term storage solution for s ...
  • A 20' or 40' shipping container makes a great storage shed, and with a little planning and thought it can keep everything inside safe and secure for a long time. Using a shipping container for on-site storage means a shorter built out period, reduced labor and material costs, and very secure, fireproof building. Before you get started, you'll want to consider your specific requirements. Making sur ...
  • 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 ...
  • We take a lot of questions about whether or not it's a good idea to put a shipping container directly on the ground, or to place it on some type of a foundation. We've posted a few times about this in the past, and the most popular article is about "putting a shipping container on concrete footings". In this post we're going to share some of the more recent updates, questions, and ideas. Doe ...
  • It's getting more and more common for people to use a shipping container as an on-site storage unit.  New and used shipping containers are designed to keep their contents secure, protected from wind and rain, be portable.  However, there are a couple of points to keep in mind when converting a commercial shipping container into a residential storage unit. High Locking Gear vs. Low Locki ...
  • On nearly every shipping container you'll find a CSC plate, or "Container Safe Convention" plate. The only purpose of the CSC plate is for shipping, so for the retail buyer there's little need or meaning for the plate. However, it does tell some of the interesting information about the specific shipping container. The CSC plate is fastened to every shipping container by the factory at the time t ...
  • After you find the shipping container that best meets your needs, the next step is having it delivered to your location. There are three main ways to have a container delivered, and the main variable for delivery is if you have equipment on site that can help you unload the container from the truck, typically a fork lift or crane. The three main ways to have a container delivered are on a tilt b ...
  • Shipping containers, no matter if they're 20' or 40' long, are designed to securely hold whatever cargo is loaded into them, and that is one of the driving reasons behind the popularity in using them as both residential and commercial storage units. New and used shipping containers are widely available, affordable, and can be delivered and put to use quickly. If you intend to use the shipping cont ...
  • You've purchased a used shipping container that perfectly meets your needs:  The size is right, the condition is strong and secure, and the price was cheap.  The only thing left to do is give it a fresh coat of paint so that "neutralizes" the markings of the shipping line.  Your initial thought may be to rush out to the hardware store and pick up a case of spray paint to give it a qui ...
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