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Post Shipping Container - An Overview   Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:31 am

Not Just the Internet; Container Shipping Plays Its Role In Globalization As Well

Containerization is perhaps the foremost advent in transport technology. It has enabled mass transportation of enormous amounts of goods and material from nation to nation across continents. Its most prominent feature worth highlighting is indeed its ability to effortlessly switch transport modes, from land to sea or even air. Containers come in varying sizes depending on the item they are predesigned to contain. There are different mechanics for determining shipping container price.

Evolution in the Use of Shipping Containers

In recent years, the usefulness of containers has become so effective they can be purchased and used for private consumption. Most people find them quite useful as storage facilities rather than rent a facility that is not as mobile or enduringly private. Containers are designed and manufactured in many countries across the globe with a higher prevalence in developed nations- such as America and Norway, which have large international ports for shipping. In addition, some artists have found them quite useful in their works creating interesting artworks within the container such as households called container architecture. A sizable container in some ways becomes a home and in some regions, they are used as stores for their durability and security.

What Is The Standard price?

With their availability and versatility growing, many people are finding these mobile storage facilities more and more useful. The buying and selling of containers has become big business. They can be found in a variety of colors and sizes depending on who made them. In order to buy shipping containers, one need only search online since most interactions in the container retail industry have gone viral to save on time and costs given the bulk nature of the good. Prices of container units vary depending on its condition. Naturally new ones cost more but due to their impressive durability, used ones are also significantly priced. Normally, the pricing is categorized in the following order:

* prices for new storage containers vary between USD 2300 to 3300
* Prices for renting storage containers lie between USD 75 to 110 with a surcharge of USD 160 for delivery or some form of maintenance.
* Prices for used storage containers range from USD 500 to 2900.

When one considers using used containers it is normally for storage purposes because even though they are highly durable, used containers are usually sold because they can no longer sustain effective storage capabilities in the open seas' harsh humid environment. Renting is the best option for periodic use of shipping containers especially if one is transporting goods on land or sea. In addition, additional doors, tough security locks and paint needs are other factors that influence the overall price.

It is not every day that someone can walk into a harbor and find a 'sea containers for sale' sign. When shopping for a decent shipping container, the seller should be a reputable one, and if possible, with quality containers or at least those in functioning condition. Some reputable companies that retail containers include:

* Falcon containers
* A.B Richards incorporated
* Urban Space Management's Container City
* TSI containers

As earlier mentioned the easiest way to find the nearest retailer is online. It is advisable to buy a shipping container from a retailer near you because transportation and handling-since it is so bulky- figure into the total price.

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