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  • Painting a shipping container can be a lot easier, and cheaper, than you may think, especially if you plan it out properly and make sure it's done the right way the first time. There are many reasons to paint your shipping container. The most obvious is aesthetic reasons, if you're going to have to look at it every day for several years you don't want an eye sore sitting on your property that ...
  • Open sided shipping containers are one of the many types of specialty shipping containers. Specialty shipping containers are called this as they aren't dry, or standard shipping containers or the conventionally used refrigerated containers. Open sided containers are just as described, containers with doors that open on the sides to allow greater access to the inside of the container. Sizes of ...
  • With all the talk lately of wars around the world, more and more people are asking about converting shipping containers into cabins and bomb shelters. Several articles have been published on the site. Without rehashing them in full, we'll focus on a couple of points that need to be addressed before you even consider starting: wall strength, air supply, and cleaning the container. Container Wall St ...
  • Anyone involved with shipping containers for a period of time is aware of how the industry pricing and inventory levels can fluctuate from time to time; and right now is one of those times, especially for used 20' containers. Two things have happened in the market that have caused the pinch in shipping containers available for resale, production output and regulation changes. Shipping Contain ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, a shipping container owned by the company or person that is shipping the goods; as opposed to a container that is owned by the logistics company supporting the movement of the container, or the shipping line providing the actual overseas movement of the container. SOC are a little unique in that once the goods arrive on site, the container ...
  • Everyone is looking for the cheapest prices on new and used shipping containers, and they hope to get the best deal by trying to go directly to the source. However, what they don't realize is that shipping lines and container leasing companies really aren't set up to deal individual consumers, and many times don't want to deal directly with the end consumer. It's nothing personal about the end con ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
  • March 20-22, 2018 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes place in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and without a doubt the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks fourth year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal As ...
  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location.   Shipping Container ...
  • Shipping containers spend their lives carrying all types of products, ranging from commercial and residential goods to food products. Tank containers aside, which are commonly used to transport edible oils and even wines, most all types of food are transported in refrigerated shipping containers. Food Grade Shipping Container Sizes for Industrial/Transportation Use Shipping containers that transpo ...
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