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  • 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 ...
  • If you're involved with shipping containers, either as a regular buyer or have been thinking about purchasing one, you may have noticed a quick rise in pricing and demand for 20' containers in most locations throughout North America. Many people are asking what's caused this bump and how long will it last? What's caused the Rise in Shipping Container Prices? As previously noted, shipping conta ...
  • What's in a name? Conex box, sea can, cargo container, shipping container; no matter what you call it, Containerauction.com can provide one (or several) for you. No matter if you need a conex box that's 20', 40', or a 40' high cube one of the sellers on the shipping container trading platform will be able to assist you. What to Look for When Buying a Conex When you buy a conex box it should be ...
  • As we’ve mentioned in recent posts, new shipping container pricing is set to take an increase in the next couple of weeks. Along with this, we’ve seen used shipping containers take a bump in prices in the recent weeks also. Overall, the industry is not sure how long the pricing changes will stick, but it looks like they’re here for the next couple of months at the very least. Why ...
  • Getting the best deal on a new or used shipping container can mean different things to different customers, and depending on your level of comfort with regards to shopping around for the cheapest price, it can leave you with a completely different experience and possibly impact the quality of shipping container you purchase. Most shipping containers, both new and used, are sold through retail trad ...
  • Shipping containers make great residential storage units, modular building components, or even outbuildings on a farm or ranch to store feed and tack supplies. However, the big question is the best (and cheapest) place to find them for sale. Logic would lead people to believe that the best place to find the cheapest shipping containers is directly to the source - the shipping lines that use them, ...
  • Getting the best deal on a shipping container typically depends on where you buy the container, and the company that you buy it through. Naturally, people want to buy the best possible shipping container at the cheapest price; however there are several catches to getting this type of deal to work. The retail and wholesale markets for shipping containers are very different, and both provide differe ...
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