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  • Repurposing a used shipping container for onsite storage is a great option, especially if you have a lot of space with which to work Using a cargo container for storage on a ranch or farm is a great example, thatacircs more common than you may realize. In areas such as Colorado and Wyoming containers are very popular as they offer a great amount of quick space, and are built to withstand the w ...
  • When it comes to shipping containers, increasing the storage or housing size (internal volume) without increasing the foot print can only come in one direction height. International equipment; from ship gearing, port and terminal container handling and standard chassis size, is all geared for either one 40' container, or two 20' containers. There are some larger containers, but they're designed ...
  • There's no telling what's been inside of a used shipping container It could be coming out of China with a load of palletized toys that were nicely wrapped in plastic; electronic components boxes and stacked from Taiwan; or a load of steaming fresh garbage out of some other nation. To be frank, most people really don not care and never think about how the inside of a shipping container smells; that ...
  • 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 isnt 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 between new an ...
  • 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 const ...
  • As the popularity of shipping container structures increases, either for housing, shelters, job-site offices, or other uses, the need to insulate a shipping container is a growing concern.  As with most things, there are both correct and incorrect ways to tackle a project. Logically, most people thing of insulating a shipping container as you would a traditional stick or brick structure. ...
  • Converting a shipping container into a storage unit is a great idea, one which has been growing in popularity over the past few years.  In many areas of North America there a surplus of both new and used shipping containers, and while the costs involved aren’t dirt cheap, there are some great deals to be had when compared to other alternatives. Before you decide to convert a shipping co ...
  • Humidity and seasonal changes in most of the United States and Canada mean that the temperature during the day time and night time can vary greatly; and if you’re using a shipping container for portable storage, this range of difference in temperatures can lead to condensation build up and may cause damage to the items that you’re storing inside.  There are several ways to manage ...
  • One of the most commonly overlooked differences between new and used shipping containers is the lack of a lock box.  Considering that a majority of people purchasing a used shipping container are doing so for storage or a similar use, having a lock box installed is a strong selling feature. Used, off lease containers typically don’t have a lock box installed because the shipping line d ...
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