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Tips for Buying Shipping Containers

  • One of the most useful, and used, features on ContainerAuction.com is the saved "search/alert function". If you regularly find yourself searching for containers in the one geographic region, all registered users are able to schedule alerts and save searches on based on specific parameters. What is an alert? Once a day, around 23:30-23:59 GMT, we run a query based on your parameters. If we find a ...
  • Shipping containers are sold into the 'retail' market for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons that shipping lines and leasing companies sell containers are that the used container is at an inconvenient location and it would be expensive to 'reposition' the empty containers into a more accessible port or depot, the container may have reached the end of it's useful life and, while it ...
  • Finding new and used shipping containers for sale can be difficult, and there are few places that aggregate information from any number of sellers.  This leaves buyer to fill out multiple forms, wait for responses, and compare the shipping containers and offers from multiple sellers.  This method can be confusing and inefficient.  To help streamline the process and reduce the confusio ...
  • The ContainerAuction.com system was custom designed to be a comprehensive and intuitive tool for both container buyers and sellers. As we developed the system we worked closely with traders, leasing companies, and shipping lines to provide quick access to the most relevant information. Once your account is approved you'll have full access to a wide array of tools built to help you better manage yo ...
  • Buying new or used shipping containers online may be a first time experience for many people, however it's very similar to other auction or ecommerce purchases that most people are familiar and comfortable with. The process of buying a shipping container begins with deciding what you need the container for, and what type of container you'll need. Will you be using the container for international ...
  • The easiest way to learn about a container listing before you make an offer or purchase the listing is to contact the seller directly. While many listings contain all of the relevant information that you'll need to make an informed decision, there are always questions that are unique to each specific buyer. On the ContainerAuction.com site our goal is to provide an intuitive experience that puts a ...
  • Prices for used 20' and 40' dry containers in the US have shown signs of softening, according to sales data on ContainerAuction.com. At the halfway point in August, prices of 20 dry containers have fallen by 6% to an average of $2890, while 40' drys have remained almost steady at an average price of $3690. Mixed market signs were reported in July's edition of 'Container Trade Watch'. "A significa ...
  • Buying new and used shipping containers with ContainerAuction.com is a clear, straightforward process.We've worked together with both container buyers and the people directly involved with selling them to create an online marketplace that provides the most relevant information in a way that everyone, from the casual buyer to industry expert, can understand quickly and use to make informed purchasi ...
  • The issue of how to grade shipping containers is always a subject of debate, and many companies have their own internal system of grading containers.  When buying a container online, it's advised to ask the seller any questions prior to making a bid or purchasing.  It's important to note that some containers, such as tank containers, carry other more specific guidelines for grading related to ch ...
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