Guides & Articles on Shipping Containers

20-Foot Containers

Everything you wanted to know about buying a 20 foot container

Most industries use a 20 foot shipping container to move their products from port to port via ship or across country via truck or rail. Today, approximately 90% of the cargo moved utilizes containers stacked on ships; often they use 20 foot containers or other sizes measured in increments of 20 feet. Annually, there are over 200 million containers shipped. However, shipping is not...


40 Foot Container Installation and Maintenance

How to install and keep up a 40-foot cargo container building

Containers used for shipping are much talked about in building circles, with 40-foot container installation and maintenance being prime concerns. Indeed, shipping container buildings are the ultimate in recycling. Used 40-foot containers for sale are relatively inexpensive, and some containers are even free because it's less expensive for shipping companies to buy new ones and...


40 Foot Container

Buy, rent, or lease the perfect 40 foot container for your business needs

Whether you are actually shipping cargo across the ocean or just want a sturdy, large storage facility, a 40 foot container is surprisingly easy to find for your business. Typically, a container 40 foot long is actually about 39 feet and 4 inches long, 7 feet and 6 inches tall, and 7 feet and 8 inches wide inside. That means a 40 foot container is about 84 cubic yards....


Making the Most of Container Leasing and Rental Services

Container leasing services are a convenient way to meet your space and storage needs

Container leasing companies are facilities that rent or lease small and large portable storage spaces. They are usually made of steel and delivered to your home or business. Most companies have an assortment of models to choose from, so you can pick the one that pleases you most.These spaces can often be customized with features like shelving, ventilation, ramps and more....


Pricing and Costs of Container Leasing and Rental Services

Container renting costs vary widely, depending on which options you choose

Container leasing and rental services let you choose the size and type of container you want, along with any extras, but these options can cost you more money. How much you'll end up paying for storage container rentals varies greatly. For instance, a bare-bones refurbished model is generally much cheaper than a custom-designed new container rental.Factors that determine your...


Pricing and Costs of Shipping Containers

Buying shipping containers can be a cost-effective global shipping solution

When your company buys shipping containers, there are a lot of factors to consider. Size, condition and extras like thermal lining or refrigeration all play a part in determining the cost of your cargo containers. Cargo containers for sale can be used, refurbished or new, and there are a variety of sizes and types of shipping and freight containers.These types include open-top...


Shipping Cases

For shipping cases, online shopping offers the quickest avenue to multiple options

When traveling with expensive, sensitive or fragile equipment, look for a shipping cases manufacturer or supplier that carries cases to protect your valuables. Your work may entail industrial, sports, electronics, military, medical, commercial or government applications that necessitate traveling with items that can break with excessive jarring or exposure to the elements.Whether...


Shipping Containers Types and Styles

Promote convenience and productivity regarding commercial shipping by learning about the variations between containers

Any business or commercial entity which provides a type of good to the consumer may need to ship the goods in cargo containers or another sort of shipping containers. By investing in improper shipping containers, businesses may be wasting money and resources. Buying shipping containers that are best suited for one's individual business can be time consuming at first, since it...


Shipping and Rating Software

Compare mailing rates from multiple carriers with a shipping software program

When your business has large amounts of inventory to send out, you’ll want to install shipping and rating software for use in your warehouse. Once you download the rating software, you can calculate the amounts you’ll have to pay to ship out a product and then pass that cost onto your customer.Shipping software can give you the ability to look at different rates from a...


Storage and Shipping Containers

Getting your all-important supplies and finished goods to market dry and intact

What would the world be without the omnipresent shipping container, aka, "the box"? Probably a lot poorer. Shipping containers have taken over world trade, and although industrial and invariably ugly, they do serve a long-needed purpose: total storage container control over goods in transit, come high water or heavy weather.Working with shipping containers is a matter of...


Using a 20-Foot Container

Get the most of your 20-foot storage containers

Consider buying a 20-foot container for storage, shipping needs or even extra office space. Cargo containers have many more uses than just typical shipping. There are many sales and rental companies, and even container manufacturers, which rent and sell 20-foot storage containers for storage only. They offer many options to make the container as useful to you as possible from...