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  • "How do I get a shipping container with no rust?" is a common question that we receive through the website; and that question is subjective based on the requirements of the buyer and what they plan on doing with the container. Most used shipping containers will have some surface rust and that's by design based on the container being made of COR-TEN steel. What is COR-TEN Steel? More generically ca ...
  • Occasionally, the rods on the door of a shipping container will bend, leaving the container doors unable to be closed or opened properly. It’s not common, especially in everyday use, but if they are bent it is usually during movement or when hit by container handling equipment. While it may cause problems, it’s not impossible or very expensive to fix. However, it may be necessary to ca ...
  • Shipping container doors move the best when the container is sitting level. However, sometimes containers can fall out of alignment and this can be caused by any number of reasons. The two most common reasons are the ground under the container settling over time, or the container could be loaded the distributed unevenly. How do I tell if my storage container is out of alignment? Checking if your 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 ...
  • Sometimes' the factory equipped security features on a used shipping container just don't measure up for residential or commercial uses and you need to beef things up a little to make sure all of the things stored inside' remain inside the unit  until you're ready to use them. There are two directions you can take to solve this problem: specialized locks' or a lock box. Both have pros and co ...
  • Shipping containers are quick and cost effective building blocks for all types of structures and projects; and can typically be used as a stand-alone solution for storage companies and on-site units for both commercial and retail storage. However, with a few modifications and simple adjustments clients and customers can get a lot more use out of their containers, for a nominal cost. Our parts co ...
  • The standard doors on a shipping container work great for moving in and out large items, but for daily use they aren't always the best solution. Designed for heavy duty use, the factory installed doors can be unwieldy and cumbersome to use when you just need to go in and out of the container quickly and easily. Over time, they can also become stiff and harder to pull, especially if your container ...
  • This holiday season ContainerAuction.com and ContainerLockBox.com are offering some great yearend deals on container accessories and parts as a way of saying thanks to all of our existing customers, and a way to introduce our products and services to new customers. Along with the deals on ContainerLockBox.com, we’re also clearing out some of the existing inventory in selected ports and depot ...
  • We've all heard the stories about shipping container conversions and seen the end results, but not many people, excluding those building the components and converting the containers, know the potential obstacles and headaches that go into modifying a shipping container into storage unit, bunk house, or a project far more elaborate. Bent walls, racked frames, and rusted wall sections can all work a ...
  • During August and September of 2014, anyone purchasing a used 20' or 40' container will be automatically entered to win a bolt on lock box, and anyone buying a new or used shipping container will be offered a 25% discount on any purchase on ContainerLockBox.com. Starting on Friday the 29th of August, a new winner will be chosen at random every Friday and the winners' names will be announced on Twi ...
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