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Purchasing an Ocean Going Shipping Container

Purchasing an Ocean Going Shipping Container

Purchasing an ocean going shipping container can be a great purchase for a variety of people. These durable containers can be found everywhere in recent times. Shipping containers come in different sizes and conditions. Varying applications can call for different sized and conditions of containers. Containers have many benefits for people including residential storage, commercial storage, shipping goods, and building homes and businesses. 

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Conex for Sale: What is a Conex Container

Conex For Sale

Conex boxes for sale are modular, reusable steel shipping containers used for transporting goods around the world, by container ship, railcar, and truck.  Their standard sizes are specified by ISO standards which were created by the International Maritime Organization.   Standardized sizes and features allow these containers to be easily stacked, loaded, unloaded, opened, and organized for efficient transport.  The standardization of these containers has led some to utilize them for other purposes: pre-fabricated offices, modular homes, and even as modular data center infrastructure (including power and cooling integrated right into the container).

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Shipping Containers for Sale: What to Look For

Shipping Containers for Sale

Shipping containers for sale seem to be everywhere nowadays.  Maybe you have considered purchasing one of these boxes.  But do you know what to look for?  These containers come in different sizes and conditions, and some will be more useful than others for your application.  Knowing what to expect from the containers will help you pick the right one from the right people.

Storage containers come in various lengths and heights.  The most popular sizes for shipping containers for sale are 20’ and 40’ long. Other lengths include 8’, 10’ 45’, and 48’ long.  All containers are 8’ wide.  Most containers come in a standard height of 8’6”, others called “high cubes” are a foot taller at 9’6”.  The sizes of container often dictate how the container is delivered.  10’ and 20’ long containers can be delivered on a truck as small as a tilt bed auto body shop wrecker.

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Used Shipping Container - Pitfalls to Avoid

Used Shipping Container

Customers often ask us what they should be looking for in a Used Shipping Container.  With any Pre-Owned products, you don't want to be acquiring a previous owner's problems....used shipping containers are no exception!

Here is a helpful list of items to avoid when shopping for a used shipping container:

Rust
Shipping containers are of course constructed with steel; rust can degrade structural integrity and generally result in a poor appearance.  The last thing a shipping container owner wants is someone from a neighboring property complaining about the look of their property and its contents.  Making sure you have a container that is free of visible - and not-so-visible - rust, is essential.

Holes
These can result from the effects long-term rust, or from some sort of puncture as a result of an accident.  Obviously anything affecting the structural integrity of a shipping container is an issue to consider; also, holes can allow in water, other environmental elements, and even critters.  Holes are to be avoided!

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Used Shipping Containers

The quality of used shipping containers varies based on the individual container's life history.  Often they can be purchased significantly cheaper than their original, new price. 

So-called "one-trip" containers are generally referred to in the industry as being "new", for a simple reason.  Most containers are manufactured close to where Asian consumer goods factories exist, and are then used to ship consumer goods to North America and Europe.  Then some of these "one-trip" containers are sold as "new".  "Used" containers on the other hand have either had several round-trips over the seas, or they have been used in some subsequent unrelated application and have taken some punishment.

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Storage Containers for Sale New England

We specialize in selling containers to customers throughout RI, MA, CT, NH, ME, and VT. We make it simple to purchase containers online. We take high resolution pictures of all of the containers that we have for sale in our inventory and list them for you to view from your computer.

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Size of Shipping Containers

Steel Shipping Containers come in several different shapes and sizes. The most common shipping containers are standard 20' and 40' long storage containers. The standard container has an interior height of of 7'10" and an exterior height of 8'6". The interior and exterior width is the same on almost every non-modified container and is 7'8" and 8'0" respectively. There are different lengths of shipping containers, besides the aforementioned 20' & 40' container length, such as 10 '& 45' lengths. 

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Simple Ways To Keep Your Shipping Container Off The Ground

Know where you want to put your storage container, but not sure if you should put something underneath it? Check out this video for tips! Whenever I sell a container to a person who will use it for storage, the person buying it typically asks "what kind of site prep is necessary"? I made this quick video showing some options for placing your container down. I like to keep them out of the wet mud and dirt as I believe they will last longer. Thanks for watching!

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Movies On A Storage Container In Westerly, RI

Movies at the beach this summer, check out the video...

These are a couple of 40' shipping containers that the Misquamicut Business Association in Westerly RI got from us which they stacked, welded, and mounted a giant movie screen to.  They've created a drive in movie theater right in Misquamicut down at the beach.  I got there early last week to check out the pre show atmosphere.

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45' Storage Container Delivery And Positioning With A Forklift

I recently delivered a massive 45' long high cube storage container to a good customer of mine.  We didn't have the 120' of necessary room to offload so we improvised. We had access to an nice CAT forklift with an 8,000lb weight capacity.  I was able to swing the back end of the container around while still on the trailer.  I then lifted the part of the container that was over the trailer.  My driver pulled out and I set it down.  We were then able to push it straight back into position.  My customer was very happy with the results.

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Snow Plow Storage In A Shipping Container?

I recently purchased a couple of 20' open side storage containers and realized how great it would be to store my plow in one of these.  I'm able to drive right up to side of the container and drop the plow inside keeping it dry and secure.  Plus, I can keep my shovels, salt, and plow accessories in there also.

Check out this video I shot with Adam the other day:

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Loading Logs Into A 40' High Cube Container

I got an interesting call from a gentleman in California tonight.  He exports teak from Costa Rica to India in 40' storage containers and wanted my advice on the best way to load his containers. He proceeded to give me the link to the following video on YouTube.  After watching this setup, I told him that this was the best bang for his buck that I could think of for loading a container with logs.  The guys in this video are pretty crafty.

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Shipping Containers For Sale

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