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  • Not all things are created equal, and that includes shipping containers. Well, containers start out created equal, but over time and life on the high seas and high ways they can take some damage. If you're going to be building a container home you'll want to make sure you know what you're getting into. 1. Inspect all used containers: A used shipping container may be “wind and water t ...
  • One of the biggest differences between buying a new and used shipping container is the color, and along with it the decision to buy a used container and paint it or buy a new (one trip) container with solid paint. But does the cost savings of buying a cheaper, used shipping container outweigh the benefits if you still need to paint to make it blend in with the local environment? Used shipping co ...
  • Cargo containers, also called shipping containers, connex boxes, sea cans, and several other names based on the region of the world that you’re in, are a key component to international trade. While the actual number isn’t possible to know, it’s estimated that as of 2016 there are some 30 million cargo containers making their way around the world at any given point in time. They c ...
  • Shipping containers aren’t high tech, and they aren’t low tech; at the heart of the matter shipping containers could be described as “no tech”. They have no electrical components and no gears or parts that rely on a series of other cogs or sprockets to make them move. Since their introduction to the market in the 1950’s there have been relatively few improvements to t ...
  • Commercial storage can come in many shapes and sizes, and just about every option can be customized to the needs of the company or individual that needs to store their goods. Typical forms of commercial storage range from rented U-Haul trucks and trailers, to secure and climate controlled off-site facilities, and more and more companies are beginning to rent or purchase 20' or 40' shipping contain ...
  • Shipping containers are showing up everywhere these days, and they're being used for nearly every imaginable purpose - from the original design purpose of shipping goods overseas to storage and modular building units, and even pop up displays for product launches and brand introductions. Case in point, while taking a break from the Intermodal Asia event last week we came across a few shipp ...
  • There's a lot of confusion between what the difference is between a shipping container and a storage container, and to be completely honest it's not unwarranted. A shipping container can be a shipping container, or a storage container; but a storage container is always a storage container, never a shipping container. The container that's best for suited for any project depends on the needs of the ...
  • Intermodal Asia is taking place March 22nd through the 24th in Shanghai China, and ContainerAuction.com will be sending a representative to the event for the second year in a row. Intermodal Asia is the industry’s leading event in the Asia Pacific region, and serves as a great venue to showcase new products and developments, meet new customers and vendors, and network with industry c ...
  • Rushing into any type of project isn’t advised for any project, especially one using shipping containers. With a little planning, and consulting with someone experienced in the field, can save you a lot of time and money. There are a few points that are easily overlooked by when people start planning to use shipping containers for storage, modular housing, or any other use – we know be ...
  • Storage facilities and general residential customers have all started to figure out that shipping containers, new or used, make excellent storage units; and once you consider why they’re so popular and do a little quick math, it’s a logical choice. Shipping containers can be set up quickly, are very secure, and last a long time. Commercial and residential container owners are all attra ...
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