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Posted by Jeff D on December 5, 2013
So, a shipping container isn’t much more than a steel box (the beauty lies in it’s simplicity!). Unlike a car, or computer, or even a modern home appliance, there’s no technology to become obsolete and need to be updated. The parts do exactly what they say they’re going to do, and if treated right the container will last on the seas for 15-20 years, then be sold off to use as a storge unit. That being said, coming out of the factory what drives the price of a shipping container? Steel, paint, labor, and flooring are the core components and you can read more about in the article “What are the Price Components of a Shipping Container?“.
Posted by Jeff D on November 25, 2013
There are really two places to find shipping containers for sale – retail dealers, and, if you can find them, wholesale dealers. If you’re looking for shipping container auctions (think – unclaimed freight like on “Container Wars”, you’re going to be looking for a while).
Shipping containers can be found for sale in lots of locations these days. There are retail outlets around the United States and Canada that provide shipping containers for sale with full services provided (modifications, painting, delivery, etc…), wholesale outlets that assist people who are interested in purchasing used condition shipping containers either in larger volumes, multiple container lots, or without any additional services, and auctions of full, unclaimed containers like those seen on the popular television show “Container Wars”.
ContainerAuction.com put together a quick summary on the pros and cons of each type of transaction, and a little section about why unclaimed freight auctions are hard to find. Read the article here, “Shipping Container Auctions and Sales“.
Posted by Jeff D on November 20, 2013
You can find cheap shipping containers just about anywhere around the web – Craigslist, the local classified section of your newspaper, heck, you can even find them on Facebook. However, while they may be “cheap”, they could end up costing you a lot of money and will end up being an expensive purchase.
If you find a cheap shipping container, make sure you’re not getting one that’s a bad value. Having the floors repaired, rust cleaned up, and doors made to be square can add up to a lot of money. If you do a little homework in advance you can save a good amount of money.
To read more about the differences, check out this article titled, “Used Shipping Containers – Cheap vs Inexpensive“
People looking to buy a used shipping container are no different – they want the best possible deal at the best possible price. However, the one thing we need to define is the difference between “cheap” and “inexpensive“.
Posted by Jeff D on November 13, 2013
Why are there so many shipping containers in Chicago? Here’s a pretty simple answer…
First and foremost, you can get shipping containers at a really cheap price. As containerized goods from China go across the US by train, they often come through Chicago and are sent off to a distribution center where the containers are unloaded and repacked to be sent to other parts east of the Mississippi River. What we’re left with is a surplus of shipping containers in Chicago – making it a buyers market for both new and used containers.
Great Winter Storage in Chicago, Illinois – Shipping Containers.
Posted by Jeff D on October 31, 2013
Very accurate – there are tons and tons of shipping containers that pass through the Port of Miami each year (hey! It’s not just cruise ships), and with the expansion of the Panama Canal this number can only increase. Start shopping early, invest some time, and you’ll get a great deal.
If you watch the shipping container traffic around different ports in the United States, Miami, Florida is a busy one. Accounting for over 1 million TEU’s (twenty foot equivalent units in industry jargon), that means you can find a lot of shipping containers in Miami, and quite a few of them are sold off to commercial and residential buyers.
Finding the Best Shipping Containers in Florida.
Posted by Jeff D on October 31, 2013
Looking for a solid storage unit to keep your things protected this winter? Look no further, ColoradoShippingContainers.com has got you covered!
Posted by Jeff D on October 21, 2013
What does a used shipping container cost is a good question, and the answer is similar to “how long is a piece of string?”
After reading a recent article on ContainerAuction.com titled, “How to Research Used Shipping Container Prices“, it’s clear that there’s no direct answere to this question. There are a few factors that come into play when setting the price of a used container:
- The condition of the container
- Container Type/Size
- Location and Delivery
- Add-on features/accessories (think lock boxes, vents, shelves, etc…)
- How many containers you’ll need
In the end, if you live near a port, depot, or large distribution facility, you’ll probably be able to find a better price; and containers at inland locations will be a little more expensive due to the cost of getting them to a new location. If you think that your local container dealer is too expensive and want to save a few bucks by skipping over him, you’ll need to find a container at a port area, and then find a trucker that can move it to you, and have a forklift to unload it. If all that adds up to a cheaper price than buying it locally, you’re in luck. However, that could be a lot of brain damage to deal with.
What I learned: Cheap containers are probably cheap for a reason – rusted, racked, damaged, or impossible to move. If you find a good deal, do all of your research before you put down your money; because once it’s down there might be no turning back.
Posted by Jeff D on September 5, 2013
Colorado has always been a competitive market for shipping containers, but we found some great inventory at low prices (see: wholesale pricing!). If you’re looking for shipping containers in Colorado, now is a great time to buy – winter knocking on the front door of the Front Range and Rockies, you can have a storage container dropped on site to load up with your commercial goods, building supplies, or your personal toys and tools.
20′ Shipping / Storage Containers
20′ containers are great to use for storage facilities in Denver or on the Front Range. they’re small enough that you can have them dropped in nearly any community (we’ve delivered containers to Westminster, Aurora, and down around Centennial) without much fuss or trouble. Another plus is that they’re large enough to hold cars, motorcycles, tools, or just about anything you’ll have in your house, farm, or ranch.
40′ Standard and 40′ High Cube
40′ standard and high cube containers are great for just about any commercial, farm, or ranch purpose. They’re 20′ larger than a 20′ container, obviously, so you’ll need some extra room both for the container and for the delivery. However, once you get one of these bad boys on site you’ll be able to load them up with just about anything you can imagine!
Storage Container Delivery in Colorado
Getting a container delivered is no problem for us. Our driver is an industry veteran who’s got a great amount of experience moving containers for some of the largest companies in the industry. If you need it delivered, but sure and tell us where you need the unit, and what type of environment we’re going into (farm, residence, parking lot, especially if you live in the foot hills – the hills west of Boulder can be troublesome for delivering a 40′ container)
About Colorado Shipping Containers
We’re based out of Colorado, and have lived in Denver for several years. We work closely with ContainerAuction.com and can promise you some of the lowest prices in the market. For more information stop by ColoradoShippingContainers.com and check out our inventory.
Posted by Jeff D on September 4, 2013
While the rest of the world has charged again in terms of technology and innovation, some things in life are hard to improve upon – the wheel has held the same design for a few generations, chairs have remained pretty stable (pun intended), and shipping containers are pretty much the same design since old Malcom McLean put them into use way back in the 50′s. They’re not much more than a few corner pieces, some rails, and a few sheets of steel.
To summarize, the most basic parts of a container are the following:
Think of the best piece of your erector or Lego set. The eight corner castings hold the entire container together. The posts and rail all plug into the castings and make up the incredibly strong frame. They carry the weight of the corner and make give it the ability to stack.
Top and Bottom Rails
The top and bottom rails run the length of each side of the container. The four long beams support the front and rear walls and the steel walls are welded to the rails to provide the protection that the container needs.
The corner posts can be found in each of the four corners of the container. They support the top rail and connect it to the bottom rail. The corner posts must be strong and maintain their structural integrity, otherwise the container will crunch and crush when others are stacked on top of it.
Cross members hide under the marine grade plywood floors. They’re essentially the floor joist that everything inside of the container that rides on top of. If these bend or break you’re bound to have other problems inside and might lost your shipment out the bottom.
These are just our four favorite parts of shipping containers. Of course, there are many other parts and components to a shipping container and you can read about them in the article “Shipping Container Parts and Assembly” on ContainerAuction.com
Posted by Jeff D on August 12, 2013