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  • COVID-19 isn’t in the rear view mirror yet, but it seems like much of the United States is loosening up a little as we go into the Memorial Holiday weekend. New container production is still tightening up, possible due to the issues in China; and tricking into the used container market this is also still causing some lower inventory in the market. Our office will be open on Friday, ...
  • As the world prepares for the full impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, it's easy to overlook how it will impact the global supply chain and the shipping container market. A large amount of the products that are used on a daily basis are manufactured in China, and many products are sold into the Chinese market. This week, February 10th, Chinese employees were scheduled to return back to work after ...
  • 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 ...
  • It is hard to believe that in just four short days, Intermodal Europe will kick off again. This year’s venue is the Hamburg Messe convention center, located in Hamburg Germany. For the fifth year in a row, ContainerAuction.com has had active representatives at the show and this year is no different. The show is always a dynamic event where attendees can view the latest developments, ...
  • ContainerAuction.com has been in business for over nine years and has seen many changes in the shipping container sales industry. There have been periods of high and low volume sales, interest in different types of shipping containers, locations targeted, and the transition from desktop to mobile traffic. One of the largest changes that we've made to accommodate the buyers, in addition to auction ...
  • 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. Â However, many of the containers aren't for sale – yet. Age and Dep ...
  • 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 ...
  • This May 22nd through the 24th, ContainerAuction.com will be back in Shanghai to attend the annual Intermodal Asia expo. Intermodal Asia is the leading convention for all things related to shipping containers through the Asia region, and it brings together many of the top people in their field to meet and discuss the industry and the direction that it's moving. Attendees at the convention cover ...
  • 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 ...
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