There are lots of companies getting into the busines of storing other peoples things - ranging from the countless self storage "u store it" kind of places, to Mobile Mini and similar storage container businesses. Depending on your needs, there's something for everyone. There seem to be three key factors involved when shopping for the best storage solution for you.
Shipping Container Articles and Blog Posts
53’ shipping containers are the largest standardized shipping container in use today, and if you can find them they make excellent storage units for farms and ranches, or commercial facilities.
Quick history: Originally, APL integrated them into international service in an effort to save on logistics and trans-loading costs. After a few years the project was dropped because it didn’t meet the prescribed goals. Currently, 53’ shipping containers are only used for US domestic shipping on trucks and trains.
Shipping containers are very popular for storage, modular conversions, job site offices, and even (if you're in Colorado) portable pot farms. If you're in the market for one of these 20' or 40' units, one of the first questions that you'll be asked is, "do you have any way to unload the container once we get it to you?" If the answer is yes, you can usually negotiate a great deal. Reason being that wholesalers typically don't have the capacity or connections to arrange a one off delivery to a random location, especially with a buyer who will want it set on
A really common question that we receive through the website is “how do I buy a shipping container?” Given that a portion of the retail clients that use ContainerAuction.com are first time container buyers, our staff and sellers are well trained and have the experience with containers to ask the right questions and make the transaction as smooth as possible. In this article, we’ll cover the initial questions, payment, and the container delivery.
Initial Questions When Buying a Container
It's a tight economy, and everyone everywhere is looking for a good deal. Given the changes coming with Obamacare, the recent Federal government shutdown, and everything else in the world; people are interested in making every dollar they've earned go further. That being said, life goes on and we've got to keep living.
With the growing inventory of available used shipping containers, the rising price of steel, and challenging economy, more and more people are starting to refurbish shipping containers for other purposes. It’s called many things, refurbishing, recycling, up-cycling, even repurposing… the end result is the same thing, a used shipping container being cleaned up and used for a new purpose.
Does your shipping or storage container stink? Garbage, animal hides, or other stinky things are sometimes hauled in a shipping container just before they're sold off as a storage unit, and if you're the lucky recipient of one of these containers you may be pretty upset - however, you shouldn't be. Removing the offending odor from a shipping container is easier than you may have previously thought and the crew over at ContainerAuction.com is here to tell you how, in three easy steps:
Shipping containers, no matter if they’re new or used, are a really great way to quickly add on-site storage space, and we're about to give you the top ten reasons that you should be using containers for your storage needs!
1. Quick Installation: There's little, in many cases no, building involved, and in many parts of the United State you don't even need a building permit because it's not a permanent structure (legal disclaimer: check with your local government first).
40' Shipping containers are one of the most popular shipping containers around the world. Almost every shipping line, port, depot, and trucking company is geared to move them on boats, trucks, trailers, and container handling equipment. Over the years, companies have become more effecient and wanted to grow their container size so that they could transport more goods. Since all the equipment is designed to carry containers that are 40' long and 8' wide, the only variable that they could modify is the height - and this idea gave birth to a new dimension in 40
Chicago has loads of container traffic in, around, and through the city; and if you want to buy used cargo container you can find some cheap deals, provided you know the best places to look for them!. There are a few steps to buying a container that you'll need to think through before you get too far into the process. Following these steps will make things a lot easier for you in the long run: 1) What do you plan on doing with the container?