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  • Shipping container condition is important to companies or individuals that need a sea bound, cargo worthy shipping container to move goods, and for those looking to use a shipping container for storage that require the unit to be wind and water tight. However, it’s important to keep in mind that a shipping lines definition of cargo worthy may not be in line with the aesthetic expectations of ...
  • Shipping container inventory has dropped off, while prices has increased in the past few months due to a slowdown of production in China due to the new paint regulations, and shipping lines picking up a lot of the available used container inventory in the United States and other parts of the world. This hic-up in the supply chain has caused an overall price increase in both new and used shipping c ...
  • Many people who buy shipping containers don't realize that they are required to neutralize shipping containers when purchasing them, for both legal and marketing purposes (or in this case "un-marketing" purposes. Legal purposes are there to cover the shipping line or leasing company in the event that the container is in an accident while in transit or on site. The original owner no longer has resp ...
  • Due to their popularity in the freight industry, shipping containers are inexpensive and convenient. However, their uses aren't limited to shipping and transportation. After making a few minor adjustments you can repurpose a cargo container for use as a temporary office, a mobile storage unit, or even an environmentally friendly house. When considering a container for your next building projec ...
  • The price of new and used shipping typically fluctuates with the market. Pricing can be impacted by several different factors, and the heaviest factors for used shipping container pricing are condition, location, and container size. Shipping Container Condition While most shipping containers sold out of the fleets of steam ship lines and leasing companies are cargo worthy, many companies classify ...
  • If you're building something out of shipping containers, occasionally an engineer or area planning commission will require a spec sheet (short for specifications). The question comes back to the staff at ContainerAuction.com a couple of times a week wanting to know what exactly they want, and where can a spec sheet be found. What is a Shipping Container Spec Sheet? A spec sheet is a set of doc ...
  • Go down the highway outside of nearly any major city and chances are you see stacks and stacks of shipping containers. Many people drive by them every day and never notice them, but once you do they're likely to spark a little bit of curiosity – where have they been? What was carried in them? Who owns them? Does the owner even know where they are? Surplus Shipping Containers Technically, som ...
  • 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 ...
  • Buying a used shipping container is a lot like buying a used car. There are a lot of great ones out there, but there are also some lemons that can make their way into the depots. There are a few things to watch out for, or specific questions to ask, when you get started in the process: Age, condition, location, and prefix code are the factors that will tell you a lot about the container. Age of th ...
  • Shipping containers come in a few different standard sizes, and many different colors; and which color the shipping container is can tell you a lot about the life that it's had, how old it is, and who owned it. Furthermore, when you're buying a shipping container it can also impact the price of the unit. Tan (Almond) or White (Ivory) Shipping Containers Tan and white shipping containers are typ ...
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