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  • Two weeks ago, the largest container ship in the world was launched, the MOL Triumph could carry an impressive 20,150 TEU (twenty foot equivalent unit). It’s 400 meters in length, and 58.8 meters at the beam. However, it’s record holding life was short lived. Last week Maersk took delivery of the Madrid. The first of eleven Triple E series, officially known as EEE Mark 2. According to ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Shipping containers (almost) never rest, but the office of ContianerAuction.com occasionally does. The holiday season is upon us once again, and the ContainerAuction.com offices will be briefly closed; however email and text messages will still be actively managed. If there is an urgent issue please send a text message to (307) 222-9085. December 25th: Offices Closed. ...
  • File it under 1001 things to do with a used shipping container, professional wake boarders and Red Bull built a very impressive container structure for wake boarding. Let’s start with the crane. The team had to search around the world for a crane that was large enough and had enough speed to pull the wakeboarders over 18mph. They finally found on in the waters of Uljanik Pula Wharf ...
  • Last week marked the fifth time that ContainerAuction.com attended the Intermodal Europe convention, and while companies and people change, overall the industry as a whole hasn’t changed a lot; nor can it be expected to, at least not quickly. Some of the larger developments with regards to containers themselves are in paint, software and tracking, and folding containers. Waterborne Paints fo ...
  • It’s that time of year again when everyone involved in the intermodal industry gets together to discuss the latest developments, trends, and events that have occurred or are going to occur; and this year the event takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Intermodal Europe is the largest annual event that brings together industry leaders in container shipping, leasing, technology, and shipping ...
  • The bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Line has been all over the news lately, but many people don't realize how it could, or will, affect them. If you're a general consumer, the bankruptcy could affect you through supply chain problems and delayed arrivals of general products in your local shops and stores, if you're in the business of shipping containers it could have a greater impact on your busines ...
  • 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 ...
  • Santa Clause, as everyone knows, uses no known logistical support or services, outside of the North Star and Rudolph's red nose, and all of his cargo is carried in the single sleigh and his bottomless sack; with all of this in mind Santa really has no need to buy or lease shipping containers to carry his toys around the world on Christmas Eve. However, due to the ever increasing population of the ...
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