Shipping Container Articles and Blog Posts

Moving a Shipping Container, without a forklift

Moving a shipping container

Shipping containers are by portable by design, but most times they require a forklift or crane to put them on the back of a truck and move them from one location to another.  In some cases, once they're on the truck you can use a tilt-bed truck to set it on the ground without a fork lift (Shipping Container Delivery, without a Forklift); however what about the times when you are moving it from one residential address to another place and you don't have a forklift on site?  Simple, use the same tilt b

Buying a Shipping, Cargo or Storage Container Basics: What to Expect

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 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

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Shipping Container for Portable Storage

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).

Chicago Storage and Shipping Containers

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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?

Installing a Frame Door on a Shipping Container

Ever wonder how to install a steel man door in a used shipping container?  Check out this article:When you convert a shipping container into a storage unit, workshop, home, and other structure that you need to move in and out of on a regular basis; it may be more convenient to install a man door in your shipping container than to use the factory steel doors on either end of the unit.

What's The Difference Between A Cargo Container And A Portable Storage Container?

Cargo container vs. storage container

Are you confused about the difference between a portable storage container and a shipping or cargo container? There's no need to be embarrassed, many people are. Unless you're working with containers on a daily basis, or have done extensive research it can be confusing at first. The primary source of confusion is the similarity of the names, both shipping container and portable storage container sound like they're the one in the same, and in a general sense, they are very similar. However, the primary difference between the two is in the utility of the container. Once you understand this it's easy to see how different containers can be better suited for different tasks.

What to Consider When Buying a Mobile Storage Unit

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Countless professions around the world can, and do, benefit from mobile offices. Primarily, these mobile offices are mostly visible in the construction sites or in sales offices. However, they are increasingly being used in administrative blocks, and similar places. Mobile office and storage is widely used nowadays. What many people don’t realize is that these units are actually portable storage containers which can easily be repositioned from one place to another.