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  • Many people see shipping containers every day, however not as many people purchase them to use as storage units, modular building units, or whatever creative idea they come up with (although all ideas are growing in popularity). We take a lot of questions about what to look for when purchasing a used container, and the advice we normally provide is the same: Make sure the container is square, has ...
  • Used shipping containers that are being sold by leasing companies and shipping lines are typically 10-15 years old, and have seen their share of travel, with this in mind it can be expected that a container of this age shows the history of its life. Knowing that each company that owns and manages shipping containers has different criteria for maintaining their containers, and some containers are l ...
  • A lot of people underestimate the importance of location when it comes to buying a new or used shipping container. Logically, the closer a shipping container is to the port or depot the cheaper it will be And while trucks and trains are moving around the highways of the country at a constant rate, the cost of moving a container from point A to point B isn’t free, even if it’s loaded wi ...
  • Shipping containers are an integral part of the supply chain. They can be loaded with nearly anything, and transported quickly and easily from Point A to Point B, no matter if it's a domestic or international destination. However, there are a few details that are commonly overlooked, or not initially prepared for, by companies that want to undertake the transportation of goods and products themsel ...
  • What does a shipping container cost is probably one of the common questions that we're asked every day, and unfortunately there's no direct answer, simply due to the fact that there are multiple factors that go into the price. The most important factors in the cost of a shipping containers are location, condition, and size. Shipping Container Cost Variable: Location It's easy to assume that a 40' ...
  • For most people, buying a shipping container isn't a regular task like picking up a jug of milk, or even buying a car. Shipping containers are long term assets that don't wear out like many other things, and because of this most people don't buy them on a regular basis; because of this there are usually a lot of questions about how to buy one, and what the process entails. Buying a shipping contai ...
  • If you need a shipping container for overseas shipping, the first thing you’ll need to address with regards to the container is to make sure it’s certified cargo worthy. Why? The last thing that a shipping line wants is to have an old, racked container that doesn’t fit properly on the stack, or worse yet breaks apart mid-shipment under the pressure of the weight of the container ...
  • With winter roaring along and more snow on the way, now is the idea time to sit inside by the fire and think about summer projects (I'm not entirely kidding, but close). We were discussing options for additional storage space the other afternoon and one of the best questions that came up was, "why buy a shipping container". There were quite a few reasons, but we were able to combine them into five ...
  • Cheap shipping containers are something that everyone in the market for a shipping container looks for; no matter if the container will be used for storage, intermodal transportation, some type of modular housing project, or whatever else you might have in mind. However, the definition of "cheap" tends to vary greatly depending on the size, condition, and intended use of the container. F ...
  • Shipping container prices vary greatly by location, condition, and size, and depending on your needs you can spend anywhere from around $800 to $5000 and up. As with most purchases, the price is the intersection of needs and budget. Container Location and Price Depending on where you live, or better yet where you need the container to be located, price can have a big impact on the cost of a shippi ...
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