Inexpensive shipping containers?
October 2, 2005 12:23 PM   Subscribe

Where is the least expensive place and/or company/or source in the United States to buy used ocean going shipping containers?

What are shipping containers?
Shipping containers are large, usually rectangular-shaped, units that are used or are capable of being used to carry goods for transport by sea, road, rail or air. Shipping containers used in international trade are of standard sizes and dimensions to facilitate their easy transfer from one transport mode to another. The most common shipping container transported by sea, road or rail is either 6.1 or 12.2 metres (20 or 40 feet) long by 2.4 metres (8 feet) wide and 2.6 metres (8 feet 6 inches) high.
The industry commonly refers to a shipping container as either a TEU (if it is 20 feet long) or a 2TEU (if it is 40 feet long). TEU means Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit.
posted by DreamStar to Travel & Transportation (1 answer total)
A previous ask mefi question regarding the purchase of shipping containers.
posted by Derive the Hamiltonian of... at 12:38 PM on October 2, 2005

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