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Tips for Buying Shipping Containers

  • Inspecting a shipping container before you buy it is a common request, and with almost all containers there is a standard list of things that you should look for as you inspect the unit.  While it’s not required that you inspect the container before you purchase it, in the case of a used container it’s a good idea – especially if you have a certain list of requirements, or h ...
  • Shipping and storage containers, whether being used for intermodal shipping, domestic moving, or as a storage unit, can be loaded with a lot of things; and you load them with even more things if they're loaded properly.  If you load a container properly you'll be able to fit more into it, and it will be easier to access should you need to retrieve anything.  When loading a shipping or stor ...
  • Buying a new or used shipping container on ContainerAuction.com is quick, easy, and very straightforward. ContainerAuction.com provides a platform to purchase containers for both large and small volume buyers and traders. No matter if you’re planning on purchasing one container to use as a portable storage unit, or you’re trading a high volume containers on a regular basis, there are ...
  • Buying a shipping or storage container at auction is one of the best ways to find a great storage deal in your area, and ContainerAuction.com has active sellers and many containers listed for sale around the world.  If you don’t see the container that you need on the auction platform contact us and we’ll do everything that we can to put you in touch with a seller that can provide ...
  • If you’re shopping for a storage unit, there are many types of shipping containers available in the retail, or secondary, market that can meet your needs.  However, to find the right one there are a couple of questions that you first need to ask yourself before you can buy a container.A shipping container of any age makes a great storage unit.  However, depending on your needs, the l ...
  • New and used shipping container being used for on-site storage is growing in popularity in many areas of Canada, including Toronto and Montreal. Storing your personal household items, work tools, or other large equipment in a large, wind and water tight unit is the ideal situation for all four seasons. Shipping containers, as they are manufactured, need no modifications to be used as a standa ...
  • Many people want to convert cargo or shipping containers into on-site storage units, workshops, job-site offices, or some are even modified into storm cellars and shipping container houses.  As with any project, the planning stages are the most important, and deciding on the right type of container is the best place to start. The most common mistake that people make is when purchasing the co ...
  • When you consider buying a shipping container you have two options, buying a new shipping container, or buying a used shipping container. One of the main benefits of buying a used shipping container is the cost savings; they tend to be less expensive. However, you do need to be careful when choosing a used container and we’ve put together a few helpful tips to help make the process easier.Fi ...
  • A really common question that we receive through ContainerAuction.com is "how do I buy a shipping container?"  Given that a large portion of the retail clients that use the container trading platform are first time container buyers, our staff and sellers are well trained and have the experience with containers to ask the right questions and make the transaction as smooth as possible.  In thi ...
  • Shipping containers in New Orleans, Louisiana are a big business.  Currently, the Port of New Orleans is the largest port in the United States based on cargo volume, and the 13th largest in the country based on the value of the cargo.  Another distinct feature is that the port has the longest wharf in the world, at 2.01 miles (3.4km) and it can accommodate 15 vessels at a time. During the ...
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