Month: November 2018

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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