Every consider all of the parts, pieces and components that go into putting a shipping container together? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably not. Shipping containers impact your daily life in more ways than you can image, and most people don’t even realize it.
The core parts on a shipping container are the walls and ceiling, floor, top and bottom rails, corner castings, and doors. If you’d like to see a few pictures and diagrams, check out this article on shipping container parts, published by ContainerAuction.com.
Posted by Jeff D on March 7, 2014
Depending on where you live, the cost of having a shipping container delivered can greatly impact the price of the container, more than you might realize. ContainerAuction.com published this article, “Avoid Expensive Delivery for Shipping Containers“, and stresses that, just like vegetables, you should try to buy your shipping container as close as possible. Not only will it be fresh, it will save you money as well (Okay, maybe it won’t be any more fresh, but the container won’t be any less fresh either!).
When you start looking for a driver to deliver a container for you, an important question to ask is how you will be billed (along with the type of truck delivering the container). Depending on where you are located, different trucking and delivery companies will charge based on different scales, most commonly time or distance.
If you’ve got any questions, or need some help having a container delivered or repositioned, give a call to ContainerAuction.com, or google your local shipping container retailer. It could save you some time and money, two things that are hard to come by these days.
Posted by Jeff D on February 14, 2014
Ever wonder how a container ship is unloaded? Yeah, so did we. Check this out for a little insight into how shipping containers find their way to you.
Posted by Jeff D on December 20, 2013
Looking for 40′ shipping containers in Colorado, check these out – in stock and ready for delivery —>
Originally posted on Colorado Storage Containers:
Just in time for winter, ColoradoShippingContainers.com and ContainerAuction.com have a great selection of 40′ standard and 40′ high cube shipping containers for sale in Denver, and ready to be delivered to your location!
No matter if you’re in Metro-Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, or any point in the Mountains, we can get you the best container at the cheapest possible price.
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