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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 a 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.

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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 too.  They’ve created a drive-in movie theater right in Misquamicut down at the beach.  I got there early last week to

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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

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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 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

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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. Start by picking the container that is right for you.

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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

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Used Shipping Container – Pitfalls to Avoid

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

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Shipping Containers for Sale: What to Look For

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

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Conex for Sale: What is a Conex Container

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

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Purchase Shipping Containers from a Reputable Company

Purchase shipping containers from a reputable company because there are many benefits for you as the consumer. Containers are available in many places today. Although you can purchase containers from various places such as from a buddy or a shipping container business, it is always preferable to buy from the latter. Because most storage businesses provide containers to see in person,

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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

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Storage Containers for Moving Your Household Goods

Storage containers for moving can make a move much simpler.  Not only are they a cheaper option than using a moving company, but at your new location, you will have extra storage already in place. However, there are a number of considerations you should take into account when selecting storage containers for moving, that all depend on your individual situation. How

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Purchase Used Shipping Containers to Conserve Cash

Purchase used shipping containers to conserve cash because there might be no need to buy a container in new condition. Used containers are less expensive than new containers that are the same size. You can save a significant amount while still obtaining a used container that is fit for its purpose.  Knowing what type of performance you need from a container

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Average Price for Container Storage Depends on Container Size

The average price for container storage mostly depends on the size and condition of the storage container.   Surprisingly, although new containers are almost always more expensive than used containers, larger containers are not always more expensive than smaller containers. The condition and features of the container, of course, always factor into the price.  However, some sizes of containers are much more common,

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Cost of Container Storage Varies Based On the Application

Cost of container storage varies based on your particular use and application. Containers come in many sizes and with different modifications and consequently can vary widely in price. A simple container targeted at a backyard storage application can be difficult to compare with a container that has had extensive modifications made to it for a business to use as a

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Buying Used Shipping Containers: A Quick Guide

Buying used shipping containers can often provide similar performance to new ones, but at significant savings.  Many applications of shipping containers  – such as storing gear or materials on construction job sites, vehicle storage, and the like – represent great candidates for buying used shipping containers.  However, the old rule “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) applies to this industry,

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Storage Shed vs Shipping Container: Which One Should You Get?

Traditionally, backyard storage sheds have been made of wood.  Over the last few decades, manufacturers have started using vinyl as an alternative to wood.  Recently, the most exciting trend in backyard storage sheds has taken a totally new angle in the form of repurposed shipping containers.  Shipping containers used as storage sheds have many advantages over traditional wooden or modern vinyl sheds. One

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Metal Shipping Containers – RI Steel Storage Containers – What Kind of Steel?

Metal shipping containers are constructed from Steel, but typically a special kind of steel often referred to as “weathering steel” or COR-TEN. Metal Shipping Containers and Steel Strength Steel storage containers are renowned for their strength. In addition to the natural strength of the steel alloy being used, containers are constructed with their steel formed into a corrugated pattern. This

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A Shipping Container Near Me?… Well, That Depends on the Definition of ‘Near’ – Considerations to Think About Before Arranging a Shipping Container Delivery

Although ordering a storage container (also known as a shipping container) is a simple process, there are some things to consider before placing the order for a shipping container delivery.  Knowing the answers to these simple questions before calling to place the order will make the process a smooth one… Physical Distance from the Container Firm Our experience has been

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20′ Shipping Container For Sale | Outback Storage Containers

If you are looking for a 20′ shipping container for sale you may have found there are a few different ways to purchase these types of containers. Sometimes it seems like everywhere you look there is a spare 20′ shipping container for sale and so obtaining one should be inexpensive and easy to get on your property, right? Typically this

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40′ Shipping Containers for Sale

When looking for a 40′ shipping container for sale there are a few good tips to keep in mind, particularly if you have no experience dealing with them (let’s face it, it’s not like they teach you the ins and outs of shipping containers in high school or college). Sometimes it seems like the best deal for a 40′ shipping

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