Container Living: 5 Things to Consider Before You Buy a Shipping Container

Buying a home in the United States is getting more and more expensive every year. In fact, The cost of homeownership is going to rise twice as fast as inflation and average income. This is one of the main reasons people are turning to alternative home ownership. One of the newest and most popular alternative homes is the shipping container home.

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Get Packing: A Rough Guide to Renting Shipping Containers for Moving in Texas

Did you know that roughly 35.5 million Americans move each year? Some move for a job, retirement, or just for a change of scenery. If you’re looking to save money on your move in Houston, consider using moving containers. Using shipping containers for moving has many conveniences. So read on to find out what those are!

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The Ins and Outs of Shipping Container Pools

The average temperature in Texas during the height of the summer is around 95 degrees. In that heat, having a pool in your yard goes beyond a luxury and borders on necessity. But not everybody has the money or the ability to have an above ground pool dug and filled. Luckily there is an alternative. Shipping container pools are rising commodity and offer a great way to keep yourself cool in the Texas sun.

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Growing Up: The Benefits of Vertical Farming in a Used Shipping Container

Farmers have always been at the mercy of the weather. The damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is still fresh in the minds of Houston farmers. And you can’t trust flood maps, as almost three-quarters of the homes devastated by Harvey were outside of the 100-year floodplain.

But one Houston farm is still standing after Harvey ravaged most Texas farms.They were still able to supply greens to local restaurants and farmers markets. Acre in a Box is just one of the many farms that grow produce inside re-purposed shipping containers throughout the country.

For urban farming, a used shipping container has several advantages. Here are just some of them.

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5 Reasons Why Intermodal Shipping Is the Way to Go

Each year we ship 1.6 billion tons of freight in Texas. That is a lot of trucks on the road. But did you know that thanks to modern cargo containers, you aren’t limited to trucks? You can use trains, ships, and even cargo planes. This lets you add the benefits of them all to your logistics chain.Not convinced? Read on for 5 reasons you should branch out into intermodal shipping.

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Refrigerated Containers: How Do They Work and What Are Their Uses?

How hot do you think a metal box gets sitting in the sun? Would you have guessed 140 degrees? Shipping containers can easily reach this temperature during transit. Now imagine your perishable product in that container. It’s not going to last long, is it? This is where refrigerated containers come in.

Refrigerated containers are just one of many different types of shipping containers available these days. Not sure how they work or how you would use one? We’ve got you covered with this quick handy guide.

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Shipping Container History: How a Simple Box Revolutionized the Shipping Industry

The first shipping container journey began in 1956 in New Jersey. 58 containers were stowed on the Ideal-X tanker before it arrived in Houston five days later.

From these small beginnings, shipping containers are now used to transport more than $4 trillion worth of goods every year. Truck driver Malcom McLean essentially invented shipping containers. So how did McLean make the leap from trucks to ships? Read on to learn more about shipping container history.

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Air, Land or Sea? Choosing the Right Type of Shipment in Texas

Freight shipping plays a major role in the world’s economy. In the US alone, it’s estimated that long-haul freight shipping will equal 460 million miles a day! When it comes to choosing the right type of shipment for Houston businesses, there are three major types: air, land, and sea. Keep reading to learn more about each type and how they’re best used.

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5 Reasons to Buy Your Shipping Containers in Bulk

In 2017 more than 1.8 billion metric tons of goods were transported in shipping containers. Which means that there are literally millions of shipping containers being used every year.

If you need to buy cheap shipping containers for your business, there are some key benefits of buying them in bulk rather than individually.

We take a look at 5 of the biggest reasons why you should buy shipping containers in bulk.

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