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  • Shipping containers come in different sizes and types, and each has uniquely different applications. For the regular residential customer a standard dry container will fulfill most, if not all, of your storage needs. However, occasionally there may come a need for something a little more unique. Excluding special types of containers such as DNV containers, there are six main types of shipping co ...
  • Shipping containers can be damaged in any number of ways. Damage most likely happens during transit on a vessel, or handling at the port or depot. If you're buying a new shipping container it's not likely to be damaged, and it will be easier to spot if it is. However, if you're buying a used container the damage may be concealed due to faded paint or natural wear and tear that's occurred over the ...
  • 20' shipping containers make great storage units for commercial and residential applications, so it only makes sense that 20' high cubes are even a little better for storage units, so why aren't they more popular? With secondary market users, like storage companies and residential users, they are frequently requested; however with shipping lines they are less popular, but why? 20' Standard Shippin ...
  • Shipping a full container load of goods, or FCL, typically requires renting a shipping container the shipping line, or in some cases it makes more financial sense to purchase a shipping container directly from a container lessor or trading company, in the latter the common term is "shipper owned container", or S.O.C. However, there are a few additional components involved when using a shipper owne ...
  • A refrigerated shipping container is a great solution for any of your cold storage needs; and they’re used a lot more frequently, and more readily available than you might think. Refrigerated shipping containers are deployed behind the scenes at all types of events and establishments. Refrigerated shipping containers come in 20’, 40’, and 40’ high cube sizes. They can be ke ...
  • Grading a shipping container can be subjective to the person who is inspecting it, and what they intend to use it for. While most companies and shipping lines grade containers slightly differently, the most commonly used terms are, in improving order, "as is, where is" (ASIS), wind and water tight (WWT), cargo worthy (CW), and one trip or new. As is and one trip containers are fairly si ...
  • Sometimes, a standard refrigerated container just doesn't cut it. Frozen foods, like tuna and shrimp, or pharmaceuticals are much more tolerant than fresh fruits and vegetables; and the timing of the logistics greatly impacts the shelf life, so by creating a better shipping environment the life of the product extends. If you live in a major city and enjoy fresh foods you may have never thought of ...
  • You've probably never thought about transporting liquids and oils inside of a shipping container, but it happens every day and it's a lot cheaper than you'd think. A lot of high value liquids and oils are moved in tank containers, but non-regulated liquids and oils can be moved in a large, multilayer polyethylene or PVC bladder, or "Flexitank" that's installed inside of a standard 20' dry con ...
  • Bulk foods, such as rice and flour, are ideal for packing on a pallet and loading into a shipping container for transport; but did you know that wine and bananas are also transported in shipping containers? Many different types of foods are moved into containers, and this requires a special grade of container. The container doesn’t necessarily have to be a certain size, but it needs to be on ...
  • Shipping containers are designed to withstand a lifetime of hard use and abuse, but some there are some containers that are designed to take things to the next level. Industrial Packaging 2, or IP 2 shipping containers are just this type of container. IP 2 is the designation for a specific type of packaging that is designed so that the contents will not leak, and that the internal shielding will ...
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