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  • New and used shipping containers can be found in nearly every port and major city around the United States and Canada; picking out which ones are cheap, and which ones are inexpensive is the question that needs to be addressed. To start, when we discuss cheap and inexpensive we're really looking at two different words. We use the word "cheap" to refer to quality. A cheap shipping container no ...
  • Storage facilities are pretty common and heavily used around the United States and Canada, and one of the fastest ways to set up a storage facility, or expand an existing facility, is by using modified shipping containers. 20' and 40' shipping containers can be quickly converted into both single unit storage containers, and multiple unit storage facilities. Depending on the size of the unit ne ...
  • Shipping containers are fairly common throughout the port cities and major inland cities in America and Canada, and when you can buy containers at an affordable price it makes them a very attractive option if you need a strong shell and frame to be the structural building block for your prepper project. On top of the strength, shipping containers are fire proof, readily deployable, and mobile. ...
  • 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 ...
  • There are in excess of 17 million shipping containers moving around the world at any given time; and while the vast majority of them are standard shipping containers, there are several other types of containers that are required for moving different types and sizes of products and equipment. What are the different types of shipping containers and why are they important to containerized shipping? ...
  • 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. Fiberglas ...
  • 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 this condensati ...
  • There's no universal grading for the condition of a shipping container. Each company may have its own criteria, and each inspector or surveyor may have set ideas of what their employer has them look for. By and large, it's a pretty subjective process.For example, a container can have a little surface rust and a few dings and dents, but as long as it's been repaired to a certain standard it's c ...
  • Inspecting a shipping container before you buy it is a common request, and with almost all containers there is a standard list of things that you should look for as you inspect the unit. While it's not required that you inspect the container before you purchase it, in the case of a used container it's a good idea especially if you have a certain list of requirements, or haven't been given recen ...
  • If you're in the market to purchase or a portable storage unit, or mobile offsite storage, it makes a lot of sense to consider purchasing a used shipping or cargo container to have delivered to your location. Used cargo containers make great storage units because they are durable, environmentally friendly, cost efficient, and portable. Durable: Cargo containers are designed to be transported arou ...
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