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Hi, I'm Michael Ford, owner and creator of this site, Shipping Containers For Sale. I've had over 20 years in the business of international shipping, mostly regarding large container ships. And now my specialty is selling shipping containers themselves. I wanted to create a site that would educate and provide you with the kind of direct and specific information you cannot get anywhere else. I'll post articles and provide images that will help you chart a course through the murky waters of shipping containers and come to port safe and happy. Feel free to ask a question or leave a comment. I'm happy you stopped by.

10 Useful Facts on Shipping Containers For Sale

Are you planning to have a business in the shipping industry? Or are you planning to ship your products internationally aside from doing it domestically? Here are some of the useful information for you to know related to shipping containers.

1. Shipping containers have several sizes. Be sure to check on the standardized sizes before buying shipping containers that will be used for international shipping.

2. The intermodal freight container is one type of shipping container which is considered to be the international standard container used to ship products from one country to another. These shipping containers are called intermodal because containers can be transported to one mode of transportation into another without the unloading and loading situations.

3. Corrugated boxes which is another type of shipping containers are built to be lightweight and stiff to hold products because the corrugated fiberboard are used for making these containers. The best thing about corrugated boxes is its feature of crush resistance and adequate resistance for stacking in warehouses of its cushioning design.

4. Intermediate bulk shipping container (IBC) is another type of containers used for shipping goods. These containers are intended for storage and shipping of fluid and bulk materials.

5. Shipping temperature sensitive products are needed to be stored and transported in insulated shipping containers. Medicine, food and chemicals should be placed in insulated containers and protected in order to maintain the products’ efficacy and freshness.

6. A specialized cargo on a commercial freight is called unit load device. This type of shipping container is often a pallet or a specific container which will load luggage, freight and mail on airplanes and other commercial aircraft.

7. Shipping of weapons and aviation components need specialized shipping containers. Usually the containers are equipped with cushioning materials, braces and locks.

8. For fragile products such as audio visual, cameras, computers, instruments, transit and flight cases are used as the shipping containers. Generally, these type of shipping containers are built lightly but have strong walled edges and corners for better protection and cushioning of the materials inside it.

9. Road cases are often used for storage and transport of musical instruments and materials used in theater like props. This is a specialized type of shipping containers.

10. Other types of shipping containers include crates, bulk boxes, wooden boxes and drums. Different materials are used for these containers which range from softwood, hardwood, plastic and steel materials.

Knowing the products that you are going to store and transport is one of the most important things in order to identify which shipping containers will be used.

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