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  • The market for storage space is expanding and becoming more and more competitive. It seems that almost everywhere you turn, someone is interested in providing you additional storage space lately. There are many options available and it's no small task to compare them and find the solution that's best for you. While we know that each person and situation is unique, we'd put together some b ...
  • Are you confused about the difference between a portable storage container and a shipping or cargo container? There's no need to be embarrassed, many people are.  Unless you're working with containers on a daily basis, or have done extensive research it can be confusing at first.  The primary source of confusion is the similarity of the names, both shipping container and portable storage con ...
  • There's a fair amount of confusion in the marketplace about the differences and similarities between storage containers and shipping containers. Most people assume they're the same thing, however the similarities stop at the shape of the box. Shipping containers and storage pods both have great features and benefits, but depending on your requirements choosing one over the other could leave your b ...
  • Most people are aware of standard and high cube dry van containers, but what if your project or job calls for something a little different? Many people don't know that other options exist, but there are a few other types of “specialty” shipping containers that aren't in as high circulation, but they can be found in various markets around the world, and the United States. Open Top Conta ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, shipping containers that are owned by the company or person that own the goods or products that are loaded inside of the shipping container. The opposite of an SOC is a container that's owned by the shipping line or logistics company that's moving the products for the consignee. Without rehashing our previous article on Shipper Owned Contai ...
  • 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 ...
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