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  • Intermodal Europe is taking place in Amsterdam this year on November 28th, 29th, and 30th, and ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance all three days and available for meetings and presentations. Intermodal Europe is the industry’s leading annual conference and seminar, as well as corporate and social networking events; and is attended by a wide range of people and companies ranging from ...
  • If you're in central Florida and looking for a shipping container home for sale, a friend of ours has a great turn-key option for you. This container home started with a 45' high cube container and has virtually everything that you'd need for either a permanent residence or a week end get away place. Let's start off with the construction process, which was very well documented. They star ...
  • Shipping container inventory has dropped off, while prices has increased in the past few months due to a slowdown of production in China due to the new paint regulations, and shipping lines picking up a lot of the available used container inventory in the United States and other parts of the world. This hic-up in the supply chain has caused an overall price increase in both new and used shipping c ...
  • Refrigerated shipping containers, or “reefers”, are used regularly for transporting all types of food from seafood to fruits and vegetables. The climate controlled environment keeps the food frozen, or in the case of fruits and vegetables can “put it to sleep” so it ripens more slowly in transit. In the secondary market reefer containers can be put to use for many other use ...
  • A current shipping container trend that's been noticed around the United States is converting new containers in public restrooms for parks, concert venues, seasonal festivals, and many other similar locations. Shipping container restrooms install quickly, are highly customizable, and provide a low maintenance facility. Quick Installation All of the construction and assembly takes place off site, s ...
  • Due to their popularity in the freight industry, shipping containers are inexpensive and convenient. However, their uses aren't limited to shipping and transportation. After making a few minor adjustments you can repurpose a cargo container for use as a temporary office, a mobile storage unit, or even an environmentally friendly house. When considering a container for your next building projec ...
  • There's been a lot of talk in the news about wars and possible attacks on US soil, and while we've covered building shipping container shelters in the past, one thing that we've never covered in any great detail is using a shipping container as a Faraday Cage to survive an EMP blast. What is an Electromagnetic Pulse? First off, an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, blast, is a blast, or short pulse, o ...
  • Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used. 45' Shipping Containers 45' shipping containers ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units. Containers are originally designed to provide a secure structure for transporting goods around the world, in all types of weather and conditions. When compared with other storage options, such as a garage, shed, or a heavy duty plastic container; a shipping container's steel structure is designed to withstand even the most intense abu ...
  • If you're building something out of shipping containers, occasionally an engineer or area planning commission will require a spec sheet (short for specifications). The question comes back to the staff at ContainerAuction.com a couple of times a week wanting to know what exactly they want, and where can a spec sheet be found. What is a Shipping Container Spec Sheet? A spec sheet is a set of doc ...
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