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  • There aren't a lot of new ideas when it comes to shipping containers, but when there are innovations they show up fastest in the retail market on new/one trip shipping containers. Some of the more recent innovations have been dirt resistant paint, bolt on lock boxes, and now "easy open door handles". First, let's take a second and look at why innovations are slow to reach the consumer market. On o ...
  • Buying a new or used shipping container for any type of project can be a blessing, or nightmare, depending on what you know before you get started. Age, conditiChoosing the Right Shipping Container for your Project Buying a new or used shipping container for any type of project can be a blessing, or nightmare, depending on what you know before you get started. Age, condition, and the shipping li ...
  • 53' shipping containers are one of the rarer containers in the United States, and nearly impossible to find anywhere else in the world. They're predominantly used for domestic shipping on trucks and trains around North America. History of the 53' Container In November of 2007, APL was working with several clients, including Toys R' Us and New Balance, to develop the 53' x 102” unit. The main ...
  • Depending on where you live, and what you do, shipping containers are called any number of names. No matter what they're called, at the very core they're all manufactured to a similar specification and are able to be universally handled, managed, and transported on nearly any container ship, train, and chassis in the world. However, it is important to note that there are sizes unique to Europe and ...
  • 10' and 20' shipping containers are very popular with people either looking for additional storage, or those running a portable storage company; and most people naturally assume that 10' shipping containers are as widely available and should cost half as much as 20' containers. Unfortunately, that's not the case. 10' Shipping Containers 10' shipping containers, also called duo-cons, are half the l ...
  • Standard shipping containers make great transportation components and storage units, however if you're storing items that you access on a frequent basis, or large items that need to be backed in/out of the container, you'll probably find that having an extra set of doors on the opposite end would be very helpful – enter the double door shipping container. Depending on where you are locat ...
  • Shipping containers are typically seen on the backs of trucks, stacked up in depots, and we can occasionally see them loaded onto a shipping vessel either coming from, or going to, some far off land.  But, out of the 15-20 life span as a shipping container used in shipping, how much of that time is actually spent carry goods and products versus sitting idle in a port or depot? Shipping contai ...
  • On nearly every shipping container you'll find a CSC plate, or "Container Safe Convention" plate. The only purpose of the CSC plate is for shipping, so for the retail buyer there's little need or meaning for the plate. However, it does tell some of the interesting information about the specific shipping container. The CSC plate is fastened to every shipping container by the factory at the time ...
  • 45’ high cube shipping containers are a great value based on their size and cost, the only difficult part can be finding them.  45’ high cubes are a problem for some ports because most offloading equipment is geared to handle containers no greater than 40’, thereby limiting the locations that these containers can be unloaded from the ship. 45’ Dimensions and Weight ...
  • Over the course of a week we take a lot of questions similar to, "which is better, a new or used shipping container?"  Well, the answer isn’t always obvious, and it really depends on what you intend to use the shipping container for.  Many people are under the impression that new and used shipping containers are the same, except for age and condition; however, there are differences bet ...
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