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  • The holiday season is upon us once again, and while we at ContainerAuction.com will be working, we will also be doing some traveling as well, so it may be difficult to reach us due to time zones and flight schedules. Christmas Day, December 25th: Offices closed, although someone may reply to the occasional email. All of the depots (that we use) are closed, so no containers in the US will be ...
  • Once a shipping container is set on the ground, it's very difficult to move to a new position. If you are able to chain up to the corner casting and drag the container to a new position you run the risk of gouging the pavement, concrete, or other surface that the container is sitting on. Until container skates came along. What is a Container Skate? A shipping container skate is a plastic block ...
  • Intermodal 2017 was an exceptional show, similar to previous years the show provided lots of new ideas and innovations in the industry, as well as the chance to meet up with old colleagues and new potential business partners. The three main take aways were industry consolidation, the shortage of second hand containers, and the influence of technology. More Consolidation After the merger between Tr ...
  • Shipping containers, new or used, are great places for aging and storing firewood. While at the end of November (the time this article was originally published) it’s getting a little late in the season to get this type of project started, there’s still a little time if you don’t need to dry the firewood. To get started using a shipping container for drying green firewood and stor ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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