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  • Open top containers are a type of shipping container designed with for specific uses in mind.  This type of shipping container is similar to that of a standard 20' or 40' container, with one key difference:  the top of the container is not solid, and is removable.  This unique feature makes them very easy to load and carry over sized equipment, materials, bulk items like coal, or other sim ...
  • One of the key differences between international shipping containers, especially those that travel on the sea, and domestic containers which travel primarily on highways and possibly train cars, is the material that their outer shell is constructed of.  Sea containers are constructed out of COR-TEN Steel, or "weathering steel", while domestic containers are normally constructed out of alumin ...
  • Anyone who's shopped for a shipping container or works around them is aware of the conventional 20' and 40' containers sizes, but what many people don't know is how and why other container sizes are used and occasionally available in the market. Non-international sizes like 10', 48', and 53' shipping containers are common in some markets, although their size limits their international mobility ...
  • Shipping containers, no matter where you find them in the world, are designed and built to standard sizes. This makes packing them with goods, loading them on ships, and transporting them around the world incredible efficient. More specifically, container manufacturers adhere to ISO (International Standards Organization) regulations with respect to size, materials, and production processes. Tha ...
  • Storage, whether it’s mobile, onsite, or off site, is something that a company or individual can spend a lot of money on.  Even more so if your product is something that needs to be stored in controlled conditions.  For medical suppliers, distributors, caterers, and many other types of business, refrigerated storage is the only way to keep their products from spoiling.  Some busines ...
  • It's common knowledge that shipping containers come in different sizes, the most common being 20' and 40' containers; what many people don't think about is that there are several types of shipping containers, each designed for different uses. The history of intermodal shipping is relatively short, but in that short period of time shipping lines have been very effective at designing the most effici ...
  • One of the most popular containers searched for on ContainerAuction.com are refrigerated containers, or 'reefers'. The questions that we receive have all been fairly consistent, so we decided to write an overview of reefer containers and some facts and uses of them. Just as the name implies, refrigerated containers are capable of keeping goods cool, but they don't stop there. Reefer contai ...
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