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  • There are a lot of good ways to save money when buying a used shipping container, and if you know what to look for and the right questions to ask, there are some great deals to be found. The most basic question that needs to be asked is, “what will the container be used for?” From there decisions can be made on condition (including color), price, and the location. Shipping Container Co ...
  • 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 ...
  • Everyone is looking for the cheapest prices on new and used shipping containers, and they hope to get the best deal by trying to go directly to the source. However, what they don't realize is that shipping lines and container leasing companies really aren't set up to deal individual consumers, and many times don't want to deal directly with the end consumer. It's nothing personal about the end con ...
  • 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 containers come in a few ranges of condition, and depending on what you plan on using the container for you may be able to find a better deal based on the condition of the shipping container that you need. That being said, a majority of shipping containers come in cargo worthy or wind and water tight conditions. While people ask for damaged containers, it's rare that you can find damaged ...
  • 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 ...
  • Every day, countless people begin the process of buying a shipping container. Many people are buying them to convert into storage units, others are planning to use them to help with moving or relocating, and even a few are even converting containers to housing or similar projects. It’s important to do your homework before buying a container, and it always helps to see out the advice ...
  • Unlike used shipping containers, not all new shipping containers are alike. All used shipping containers are built to heavy duty specifications, primarily because they are going to be used for their entire life on the sea, with an additional life as a storage unit, modular building component, or similar application. On the other hand, new shipping containers, or one trips containers, can be built ...
  • Unlike many other purchases, ranging from automobiles to televisions and smaller household items, buying a new or used shipping container takes a little more time and planning; and with a little bit of planning it could save a reasonable amount of money for you. Buying a shipping container comes down to three main things: Timing of delivery, use, and how long it will be needed. Before booking ...
  • 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 ...
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