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  • Shipping Container Life Cycle Gives It Quite a Story to Tell

    Shipping containers are built to last decades. When properly stored and maintained, they can withstand hundreds of trips by sea, rail, or roadway. Typically, a used shipping container can have a service life of at least 10-12 years in harsh environments like the sea and still be in good enough shape to be refurbished for many other purposes.
  • How Shipping Containers Are Made: Step by Step Process

    Shipping containers are everywhere. They’re on ships, trains and trucks transporting goods all over the world, used to store business and personal items, converted into homes and hotels, and modified for rental storage facilitiesConstructing massive amounts of these huge steel boxes capable of withstanding harsh weather and environmental hazards is no easy task.

  • Painting a Shipping Container

    Can I buy a specific color shipping container? Do I have to paint my container? How can I protect my container so it will last longer? We get these questions from our customers often. The answers can vary based on the unique needs and preferences of each customer.
  • Shipping Container Dimensions and Creative Uses

    Since their creation, shipping containers have primarily been used for actual, well, shipping. Although sometimes they were also just used for storage to keep supplies dry and secure. While these uses are obviously still in play today, there are now almost endless possibilities for the use of the various sizes of shipping containers, limited only by the imagination.
  • How to Secure a Shipping Container to the Ground

    One question we often receive is “Do I need to secure my shipping container to the ground?” The short answer is “not likely.” Because that response is pretty vague, let’s dig a little deeper and determine whether you even need to anchor your container, and if so, how you would go about doing that.
  • Conex Box or Shipping Container: Is There a Difference?

    Whether you call them “shipping containers,” “storage containers,” “Conex” (or Connex) boxes,” or “ISO boxes,” they are all the same thing – large metal, weather-resistant containers used to store or ship things. They are also all controlled by strict manufacturing guidelines to ensure they are universally interchangeable.

  • Top 26 Innovative Uses of Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers are extensively used in the shipping industry for transportation of cargo. However, just as viable they are in their area of operation, these highly useful equipment have been known to be recycled and used in several innovative ways outside the industry as well.
  • The History of Shipping Container Homes

    When Malcolm McLean invented shipping containers in 1956, he was trying to help with international shipping. He most likely did not think that these containers would become anything more than what he intended them for. Shipping containers have become increasingly popular in recent years, for a wide range of uses, including schools and homes.

  • The Benefits of Building with Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers have become increasingly popular in recent years for homes and businesses. Here are some of the benefits of using shipping containers to build your home or business. Price Building with shipping containers is significantly cheaper than building your home out of more traditional construction materials.

  • Six of the Craziest Things Found in Shipping Containers

    Six of the Craziest Things Found in Shipping Containers People ship all sorts of unique and bizarre things in shipping containers. Sometimes the containers get lost or abandoned, leaving others to discover what was left behind. Here are the 6 of the craziest things found in shipping containers.

  • Four Things to Consider Before Buying a Shipping Container

    Four Things to Consider Before Buying a Shipping Container When purchasing a shipping container, there are some things about the containers and planning that need to be taken into consideration. Some of these need to be researched before purchasing your container, to ensure a smooth purchase and setup.

  • 16 Fun Facts About Shipping Containers

    16 fun facts about shipping containers There are countless creative things you can do with a shipping container, but do you ever wonder what the deal with these containers is? Here are some fun facts about shipping containers. Ships move approximately 95 percent of the world’s cargo.