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  • Shipping container projects, from onsite storage units to storm shelters and cabins are continually increasing in popularity, and the summer is a great time to get started on them. Obviously, people tend to have more spare time and enjoy longer days during the summer, but summer also leads to great summer sales on new and used shipping containers. This week's cheapest shipping containers are foun ...
  • Buying a shipping container to help when you move may seem like a great idea, but there are some other things that you'll need to consider before jumping in head first. Loading, logistics, and long term placement are the first three items to address, and if you can get past them you'll be ready to buy a shipping container. Loading and logistics are the related problems to address as both are c ...
  • Inspecting a 20' or 40' shipping container before you purchase it may seem like a big task, but it's actually a lot easier than you might think. No matter if you're using it for an on-site residential storage unit, or converting it into a container house or prepper cabin, most people don't buy shipping containers every day, so they don't know what to look for when they're making the purchase. Luck ...
  • Logistics companies, both domestic and international, help to reposition products all around the world, and they come into contact with a lot of shipping containers. When purchasing shipping containers for their clients (often called "shipper owned containers"), a lot of logistics companies turn to ContainerAuction.com to provide them with used, cargo worthy shipping containers, delivered to ...
  • Shipping and storage containers aren't always easy to find in a land locked state like Pennsylvania (sorry Erie, no disrespect meant!), but the good thing is that there are plenty of ports and major distribution centers close by, so it's not impossible to find shipping containers for sale in Pennsylvania. Many people throughout Pennsylvania use shipping containers for portable storage, mobile ...
  • New and used shipping containers can be found in nearly every port and major city around the United States and Canada; picking out which ones are cheap, and which ones are inexpensive is the question that needs to be addressed. To start, when we discuss cheap and inexpensive we're really looking at two different words. We use the word "cheap" to refer to quality. A cheap shipping container no ...
  • 40' shipping containers are the most widely available containers in circulation throughout the world, and finding this size of shipping container for sale throughout the United States and Canada shouldn't be a problem. At most ports or depots you can find them in both new and used condition, and 40' shipping containers make great modular units for conversions into offices, container houses, ...
  • As shipping containers become more and more popular in the secondary market, it's important for new buyers to gain a full understanding of what to look for when they decide to buy a shipping container. While each project is different and the applications are very different from residential to commercial usage, the rules of buying a container are generally the same across the board. 1. Don't O ...
  • Nearly every shipping line and leasing company on ContainerAuction.com provides 20' shipping containers for sale in either new, or used, condition. In general, most new containers are similar in terms of condition, with a few differences in features and color. Used 20'shipping containers can vary greatly in condition, color, and features. Both new and used containers are great starting blocks for ...
  • Shipping containers aren't close to being high tech; in fact, with a few exceptions, containers could be called "no tech". Unlike other assets owned by shipping lines and container lessors, shipping containers grow old and are cycled out of service because of the condition, not because they became obsolete and out dated. With that in mind the factory price of new, 20' shipping containers ...
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