AZTEC Containers Industry News

  • Video Shows New Invention to Pick-up and Deliver Storage Containers

    Shipping containers are loaded onto ships using giant dedicated cranes, but that’s only a small part of their journey. To get to the port where it is loaded on the ship, the container must travel many miles overland. Some ports have rail lines directly into the freight yard, but generally, the rail hub is miles away. A loaded container may travel from Kansas City to Los Angeles by rail, but it also travels to and from the railyard over the roads. Containers are built to highly standardized...

  • Add a Rooftop Patio to your Storage Container- Video

    If you’ve already got a storage container on your property, or you’re thinking about getting one, why not add a rooftop patio? Whether the container has been modified or is still in its original form, adding a rooftop patio is a fairly easy week-end project. Once you’re finished, and have proper railings installed for safety, the rooftop of your storage container can be a perfect space for relaxing with an elevated view, an outdoor barbecue and dining space, or even a space for yoga. If...

  • Build a DIY Workshop from a Storage Container Video

    Before someone decides they need a workshop separate from the main house, they usually go through several stages of denial. They may start out with their tools stored on shelves and just bringing them out when they’re building something. Then, they start into projects that take several days or several weekends, and the back deck or the den becomes a temporary jobsite until the project is done. When hand tools just won’t do anymore, table saws, drill presses, bench vices and other heavy...

  • Trade Imbalances Result in Shipping Container Bargains

    Driving past the docks in any west coast port, one will see stacks and stacks of shipping containers coming in from overseas or loaded up with American goods destined for foreign markets. Even these dockyards filled with containers don’t reveal the true magnitude of shipping container usage throughout the world. A report in US News and World Report’s online edition estimates that there are 17 million shipping containers either being transported on ships or sitting in freight yards waiting to...

  • Panama Canal Expansion Opens East Coast to New Class of Giant Container Ships

    The largest shipping container ship to ever visit the east coast of the United States docked in Bayonne, New Jersey, on July 8 th . The MOL Benefactor measures 1115 feet long and 158 feet wide. It has a capacity of 10,000 twenty foot container equivalents according to the data sheet provided by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines. Until June 26th of this year, no ship of this size had ever passed through the Panama Canal for one very simple reason- the Panama Canal wasn’t big enough. A multi-year canal...

  • Shipping Containers Lost at Sea- Video

    Storage containers start out life as shipping containers. Designed as secure containers for all kinds of cargo being shipped across the oceans, they are made to be stacked on top of each other and pinned together at the corners. They ride the waves on the open flat decks of container ships where they are exposed to the weather. Most of the time, container ships make the journey successfully. Occasionally, though, extremely rough seas or other unforeseen circumstances result in the loss of...

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