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Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Shipping Containers Providence RI

Do you have belongings, materials, or valuables you need to put in storage at your Providence location? In business since 2004, we are a pacesetter in furnishing clean, ground level shipping containers that Providence customers require. Shipping containers are available for rent or purchase in various sizes and can be delivered promptly due to our convenient location. We transport throughout

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Cost of Shipping Containers – Shipping Container Costs

There are many different factors that go into the cost of a shipping container. These containers are perfect for extra storage or to use as buildings. Many even use them for their intended use, moving goods. However, there are many additional expenses that can raise the cost of a shipping container. No matter what the intended use is, a consumer

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Dimensions of A Shipping Container

Dimensions of a shipping container are important to understand because they come in different standard sizes.  Many people find that they need extra space for storing items at their home or business. A great solution is a shipping container that can be delivered and used on-site. These rectangular units provide safe and secure storage that can be used exactly where

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Where Can I Buy Shipping Containers

If you have a storage need, you may well be wondering: where can I buy shipping containers? Or perhaps you are unfamiliar with – they are large boxes that have been shipped around the world containing goods. The boxes come in standard sizes and typical lengths of 20’ and 40’. There are various options for these containers, such as varying

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Portable Storage Container

A portable storage container is sometimes a better option than a self-storage unit because your goods are always where you want them or need them. As a result, many people might find that a portable storage container is exactly what they need for their home or business.  In addition, these units can be moved to other places that might be

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Moving To Colorado Via Storage Container!

Recently, I sold a shipping (storage) container to a friend who was moving from Rhode Island to Denver, Colorado. He was trying to figure out the logistics of moving everything he owned from RI out to Colorado and I suggested using a shipping container. I had the storage container delivered and, once it was loaded, we scheduled to have a

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Man Door Installed In New 20′ Storage Container

The installation of this man door is our first container modification project. Using skilled craftsman, it came out looking great! In addition to man doors, we can install windows (slide open with security bars), roll up doors, side vents, turbine roof vents, lock boxes, and more. Call or email for pricing.

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How To Buy A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchase A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Buyer’s Guide To Purchasing A Shipping Container

I get a lot of requests for quotes from customers across the US outside of my service area of the New England states comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’ve written the following Buyer’s Guide To Purchase A Storage Container for customers both from within and outside of my service area. I’ve taken my experience

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Maersk APM Shipping Container Terminal Tour In VA

This week I toured the state of the art Maersk APM Terminal in Portsmouth Virginia. Here, a ship carrying thousands of shipping containers (full of all the things we import) docks and is unloaded by (6) massive computer controlled gantry cranes. When a truck enters this facility, the RFID chip in the truck is detected and the computers operating the

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How A Shipping/Storage Container Floor Is Constructed

I’m often asked about the flooring of the shipping containers I sell. People want to know how thick the wood flooring is which direction the cross members run, how thick the cross members are, etc. I recently took a new 20′ storage container into a stock that had a damaged floor. The floor of the shipping container was pushed up a

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The Process of Refurbishing A Shipping Container

This is the process by which we refurbish our storage/shipping containers. First, we grind all of the loose/flaky rust off. Then we paint the container with a high-quality oil-based paint which has a rust inhibitor built in. Although it’s not shown in the video, the roof of the container is ground, primed, and painted also. Refurbished storage containers serve several

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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

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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.

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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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