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Building a House Out of Shipping and freight containers?

First developed by Malcom McLean to transport cargo, freight containers withstand lots of abuse. Whether riding the rails or sailing the high seas, steel alloys develop a protective layer across the outside surface when exposed to the elements, making them more resistant to rust, water, and wind damage. When freight containers outlast their usefulness, they […]

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History of the Shipping Industry and the freight container

Coal mining areas of late 1700s England were the first to use containers for moving freight. Wagons drawn by horses carried coal from Butterfly Ironworks to canal barges. By the mid-1800s manufacturers took advantage of the growing railroads to transport freight across land. By the early 20th century, shipping containers carrying coal between the mines […]

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Locating a Used FREIGHT CONTAINER Online

Used freight containers are not only sold to manufacturers with bulk or oversized items that need shipped from one location to another, but they are also sold into what is known as a retail market of everyday buyers. People purchase these large boxes of corrugated steel for various purposes, including for the construction of freight […]

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What are the standard dimensions for Shipping Containers?

Standard shipping container dimensions are the same for most types of cargo boxes. The 20 foot freight container is the most common, but overall can range in size from 10 to 53 foot long. Each one is 8 feet wide, and 8’ 6” tall, making standard shipping container dimensions ideal building materials. The size of […]

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