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  • As we’ve mentioned in recent posts, new shipping container pricing is set to take an increase in the next couple of weeks. Along with this, we’ve seen used shipping containers take a bump in prices in the recent weeks also. Overall, the industry is not sure how long the pricing changes will stick, but it looks like they’re here for the next couple of months at the very least. Why ...
  • Tiny homes and shipping container homes can be very competitive in terms of pricing and size, and a lot of people email us questioning the size and cost difference between the two types of homes, and if one is preferred over the other. While many of the answers are all fairly vague in the early stages of planning, we can help form the discussion and open up with some ideas. Cost Comparison This is ...
  • The price of new and used shipping containers has been fluctuating a lot recently, on the surface it may seem arbitrary, but in reality the price changes have been anything but that. The global supply of shipping containers has decreased over the past few months, and many shipping lines and leasing companies have slowed down sales in an effort to retain their own "bookable" containers and use them ...
  • At Intermodal Asia 2017 we didn’t watch paint dry, but we did have extensive discussions about watching paint dry. One of the biggest panel discussions was that of the pending changes to the paint used in and on shipping containers. Regulations have changed in China, and the traditional solvent based paints used on shipping containers is being replaced by a water borne paint. Historically, t ...
  • Grading the condition of a shipping container may seem like a fairly simple, uniform task, it's not nearly as simple and uniform as it appears on the surface (no pun intended). The reasons for this are fairly simple, and the next few paragraphs will walk through why there is some confusion in grading and what the more general terms and ideas in container grading are. Why Container Grading isn ...
  • March 21-13, 2017 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes places in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and definitely the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks third year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal Asia conv ...
  • While a lot of people don't consider how much shipping containers impact their everyday lives, those of us involved with containers tend to see them everywhere (it's like when you buy a new car because no one else has one, then you start to see them everywhere), and realize that they have limitless potential during, and after their useful life. During the first phase of a shipping containers life ...
  • As shipping container housing and modular buildings grow in popularity, there are more and more questions coming up regarding building permits, container specification sheets and technical drawings, and how to get the container building to be approved before any sizable investment is made. While it's nearly impossible for us to determine the building codes for every county and township in the Unit ...
  • Keeping your shipping or storage container secure is paramount for keeping your valued items from being stolen. Whether it is tools, household goods, or family antiques, security is the main concern, which is why you’re using a shipping container in the first place. There are a few simple and inexpensive tips that you can use to help keep your container, and possessions, safe and secure. Hig ...
  • Creating affordable housing solutions is a common problem throughout the United States, and both builders and architects are being forced to get more creative in ways of addressing the problem. High density housing has been the typical solution to affordable housing, but with rising labor and real estate costs it isn’t feasible in many areas of the country. One solution that’s growing ...
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