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  • ContainerAuction.com will be out of the office periodically over the Christmas and New Year’s season of 2018-2019. Keep in mind that while we will be out of the office, we can be accessed by email for any urgent requests or emergencies. December 24: Reduced hours, it will be easier to contact us by email. December 25: Closed December 26 – January 2: Reduced hours, it will be easier to ...
  • In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it's important to remember how so many of our foods and household items are transported to us in 20', 40' and 40' high cube shipping containers. They may be used in domestic transportation to and from a farm, or overseas production facilities that move the items to our distribution centers and shops. Regardless, shipping containers play a key role in moving nearly ev ...
  • It's easy to understand the difference between and new/one trip shipping container and a used shipping container, but there can be some confusion when discussing used shipping containers. When driving past a shipping container depot/yard there are massive stacks of shipping containers, often numbering in the thousands.  However, many of the containers aren't for sale – yet. Age and Depr ...
  • It's that time of year again, nearly everyone in the intermodal container industry heads to the largest annual intermodal conference in the world, Intermodal Europe. This year's event is being help back in Rotterdam at the Rotterdam Ahoy convention center, and ContainerAuction.com will again be in attendance for the 6th straight year. What is Intermodal Europe? Intermodal Europe, as previously sta ...
  • There are millions of shipping containers traveling around the world at any given time, and it may seem like a daunting task to keep track of all of them, but it's not as complicated as it may look on the surface. Similar to the license plates on cars and trucks, every shipping container is assigned a unit number that identifies who owns or manages it, and which specific container it is. Decaled o ...
  • Anyone involved with shipping containers for a period of time is aware of how the industry pricing and inventory levels can fluctuate from time to time; and right now is one of those times, especially for used 20' containers. Two things have happened in the market that have caused the pinch in shipping containers available for resale, production output and regulation changes. Shipping Contain ...
  • 2018 is going so fast, it's almost hard to contain ourselves! This President's Day the offices at ContainerAuction.com will be partially closed. Partially in that we will be replying to emails and text messages, but will not be in the office throughout the day. Similar to ContainerAuction, many of the ports and depots around the country will be closed. If you intend on picking up a shipping contai ...
  • March 20-22, 2018 is the annual Intermodal Asia event that takes place in Shanghai, China. This even is one of the largest intermodal conferences in the world, and without a doubt the largest in Asia. It draws exhibitors and guests from all around the world, and this marks fourth year in a row that ContainerAuction.com will be in attendance. What Goes On at Intermodal Asia? The Intermodal As ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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