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  • A lot of people ask to buy a new shipping container, and are a little confused when they're offered a "one trip" or "one way" shipping container. After all, isn't a "one way" container used? To help unfold this confusion you need to look at the logistics and manufacturing, the age of the container, and when you can sometimes get close to a one way container. Logistics and Manufacturing of One Way ...
  • On the surface, shipping containers are just big steel boxes that are moved around the world loaded with all different types of goods. And for the most part, that's correct. However, while that's correct there are components that go into shipping containers that can help to impact the price of both new and used shipping containers. Steel components make up most of the container, and most of the co ...
  • 40' standard height shipping containers dominated the seas for many years, however in recent years they've been getting harder and harder to find in the secondary, or retail, markets. There has been a shift in the freight demand 40' standards to 40' high cubes, which obviously causes a change in production quantities. Just to clarify, 40' standard containers are 8'6" tall, and 40' high cubes are ...
  • Are you confused about the difference between a portable storage container and a shipping or cargo container? There's no need to be embarrassed, many people are.  Unless you're working with containers on a daily basis, or have done extensive research it can be confusing at first.  The primary source of confusion is the similarity of the names, both shipping container and portable storage con ...
  • Shipper owned containers, or SOC, are just as they sound, a shipping container owned by the company or person that is shipping the goods; as opposed to a container that is owned by the logistics company supporting the movement of the container, or the shipping line providing the actual overseas movement of the container. SOC are a little unique in that once the goods arrive on site, the container ...
  • Shipping containers spend their lives carrying all types of products, ranging from commercial and residential goods to food products. Tank containers aside, which are commonly used to transport edible oils and even wines, most all types of food are transported in refrigerated shipping containers. Food Grade Shipping Container Sizes for Industrial/Transportation Use Shipping containers that transpo ...
  • Standard overseas shipping containers come in 20' and 40' lengths, however sometimes projects may call for a larger unit. There are overseas shipping containers that are 45' in length, and 9'6" tall (high cubes) and domestic shipping containers that are 53' long and also 9'6" tall, but they are more difficult to find due to not being as heavily used. 45' Shipping Containers 45' shipping containers ...
  • 10' shipping containers, or "duo-cons" as they're typically called, make popular storage units for commercial and residential sites that have limited space, but need secure storage. However, unless you're purchasing from a retail location they're normally sold in pairs, and the buyer needs to separate them with a grinder or cutting torch. Why are duo-cons sold in pairs? Shipping lines and port ...
  • Open top shipping containers are similar to standard containers, with the exception that that are topless, sort of. In normal uses, open tops come with hard or soft tops, and are used to transport large or heavy things. Rather than go into the dimensions and conventional uses (you can read about those in the article "Open Top Containers: Design and Use"), let’s think about s ...
  • If you're looking to maximize the storage area you can get relative to cost, and space isn't an issue, than a 45' shipping container is the ideal way to go. 45' shipping containers are both longer and taller than standard containers; and while they tend to be more cost effective in terms or price/size ratio, they are typically they're only available in certain markets. To start, a 45' shipping con ...
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