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ContainersContainers - Containers come in lots of shapes and sizes and can be used for a range of things but mostly for things like storage. We've tried to cover the more popular containers like the Container Store company and storage containers.

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Shipping containers can be loaded sealed and placed onto container ships, railroad cars, and trucks. Check some models, prices and places for buy shipping containers.

These containers produced a huge reduction in port handling costs, contributing significantly to lower freight charges and, in turn, boosting trade flows. Almost every manufactured product humans consume spends some time in a shipping container.

Worldwide, you can buy or sell used and new shipping containers as well as hiring or renting one. All these containers can be used as storage containers or as transport containers. The following container types with their length 8 ft, 10 ft, 20 ft, 30 ft, 40 ft and 45 ft are available for your selection: box container, high cube box container, high cube reefer container, isolated container, flat rack container, hard top container, open top container, tank container, with their following design: IMO-1, IMO-2, IMO-5, thermo container, reefer container, palletwide container, office container, sanitary container. In the case of renting a shipping container, the supplier of the containers sets out a container schedule wich keeps you informed of the container's actual location and possible returning location.

ISO Containers

There are five common standard lengths for shipping containers, 20 ft (6.1 m), 40 ft (12.2 m), 45 ft (13.7 m), 48 ft 14.6 m), and 53 ft (16.2 m). US domestic standard containers are generally 48 ft and 53 ft (rail and truck). Shipping container capacity is measured in twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU, or sometimes teu). A twenty-foot equivalent unit is a measure of containerized cargo capacity equal to one standard 20 ft (length) 8 ft (width) 8 ft 6 in (height) container. In metric units this is 6.10 m (length) 2.44 m (width) 2.59 m (height), or approximately 39 m3. These sell at about US$2,500 in China, the biggest manufacturer. Most shipping containers today are of the 40-ft (12.2 m) variety and thus are known as 2 TEU. 45 foot (13.7 m) containers are also designated 2 TEU. Two TEU are referred to as one forty-foot equivalent unit (FEU). These two terms of measurement are used interchangeably. High cube containers have a height of 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m), while half-height containers, used for heavy loads, have a height of 4 ft 3 in (1.3 m). When converting shipping containers to TEUs, the height of the containers typically is not considered. Wikipedia

Product: 20ft Container with Lighter Doors.
Ships to: U.K.
Price: Contact retailer for a quote, Container UK.

Cargo containers (Click to enlarge)
Cargo containers

All prices quoted on this page are indicative in US currency at September 2006 - prices may change - please check with the retailer.

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Container Online Shop - Containers, sea containers, storage containers. Buy, sell, rent, hire, transport shipping containers, also check freight rates from around the world.

Container UK - Shipping, cargo, storage, freight, sea containers. Orders online, nationwide delivery.

There is growing interest in the use of these kinds of containers as the basis for habitable structures. These items are relatively inexpensive, structurally sound and in abundant supply. Although, in raw form, containers are dark windowless boxes (which might place them at odds with some of the tenets of modernist design...) they can be highly customizable modular elements of a larger structure. Shipping containers are in many ways an ideal building material. They are strong and resistant to the elements while also being durable and stackable, simplifying construction.

Used shipping containers could cost from US$1700.00 to US$3100.00, depending on the standard dimensions. New ones could be found up to US$4000.00. Small containers, like shipping cases or military containers might be available for less than one hundred US dollars.

Product: 10ft Second Hand.
Ships to: U.K.
Price: Contact retailer for a quote, Container UK.

Cargo shipping container (Click to enlarge)
Cargo shipping container

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ISO shipping containers

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Shipping storage containers

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