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  • Repurposing a used shipping container for onsite storage is a great option, especially if you have a lot of space with which to work Using a cargo container for storage on a ranch or farm is a great example, thatacircs more common than you may realize. In areas such as Colorado and Wyoming containers are very popular as they offer a great amount of quick space, and are built to withstand the w ...
  • When it comes to shipping containers, increasing the storage or housing size (internal volume) without increasing the foot print can only come in one direction height. International equipment; from ship gearing, port and terminal container handling and standard chassis size, is all geared for either one 40' container, or two 20' containers. There are some larger containers, but they're designed ...
  • There's no telling what's been inside of a used shipping container It could be coming out of China with a load of palletized toys that were nicely wrapped in plastic; electronic components boxes and stacked from Taiwan; or a load of steaming fresh garbage out of some other nation. To be frank, most people really don not care and never think about how the inside of a shipping container smells; that ...
  • Over the course of a week we take a lot of questions similar to, "which is better, a new or used shipping container?" Well, the answer isnt always obvious, and it really depends on what you intend to use the shipping container for. Many people are under the impression that new and used shipping containers are the same, except for age and condition; however, there are differences between new an ...
  • One of the most commonly overlooked differences between new and used shipping containers is the lack of a lock box.  Considering that a majority of people purchasing a used shipping container are doing so for storage or a similar use, having a lock box installed is a strong selling feature. Used, off lease containers typically don’t have a lock box installed because the shipping line d ...
  • Homes built from shipping containers are becoming increasingly popular, and that should make it easier to obtain a conventional home loan for one.  It should anyway, but that’s not always the case. In the late 1990's it was often a challenge to secure financing on a log or dome house, anything off the grid and in many cases modular or prefab (short for prefabricated) housing was also ...
  • Getting the longest life out of your shipping container doesn't require much effort, but like anything a little effort here and there will go a long way. One of the great things about a steel shipping container is that there's no technology involved; so you don't have to worry about upgrades, support settings, out-dated features, or anything like that. However, it does help quite a bit if yo ...
  • The price between a new and used shipping container varies based on the condition of the used container, and depending on the budget of your project deciding what condition of container to purchase could make a difference in how quickly your project develops.  While there's no "set in stone" guide for deciding which condition you should purchase, there are a few common questions that we as ...
  • Converting a used shipping container into a storage unit can provide a lot of great benefits, and little weaknesses.  With a single entry point, all other sides of the steel container are very secure and difficult to penetrate.  However, the single door may require some attention.  The doors on used shipping container by themselves are not the highly secure; however with a few small ...
  • Used shipping containers are not all the same, and you need to know what to look for before you rush out and purchase one.  Just like you would do a little research before you purchase a used car, there are some common things to look for when you get ready to purchase a used shipping container. Depending on what you plan to use the shipping container for, you can typically save around $1000 by ...
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