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A Great Year for Many Container Ports

Despite the well-documented upheavals and resultant global economic challenges of 2016, it turned out to be a record-breaking year for a whole host of international container ports. Oakland Enjoys Record Year The Port of Oakland is a perfect case in point, defying economic trends and breaking its...

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The Security of Shipping Containers

The security of the ever-expanding fleet of container ships that ply the world’s oceans is an issue that Port Containers USA and the wider shipping industry take extremely seriously. Maintaining the safety of goods, vessels and personnel is critical to customer confidence in these challenging...

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What Makes a Great Shipping Container?

At Port Containers USA, we have drawn on the half century of trial-and-error that has gone into producing the ubiquitous shipping containers we see at docks all over the world today, to bring you our own class-leading range, in a variety of sizes and configurations...

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Container Shipping Equals Relatively Low Environmental Impact

Global warming is an issue of international concern and the container shipping industry is keen to ensure that its global operations leave minimal carbon footprints. An International Maritime Organization (IMO) study found that international maritime shipping accounts for just 2.7% of greenhouse gas emissions. Similar studies...

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How Are Shipping Containers Loaded and Stacked?

All shipping containers are cumbersome, unwieldy beasts, which means transferring them between trucks, trains and ships is no task for amateurs. An empty 40-foot steel shipping container container weighs in at a hefty 8,600lbs (tare weight) but fully-laden it can reach over 67,000lbs (33 tons) which...

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Shipping Containers New York and New Jersey

Port Containers USA are one of the largest suppliers of steel shipping containers in America, and our New York/New Jersey operation is one of the busiest on the Eastern seaboard. Premium Shipping Containers with Pedigree Back in 1955, Newark NJ was the embarkation point for a cargo...

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Shipping Containers Chicago

Port Containers USA is one of the biggest players in America’s shipping container industry, supplying premium quality Conex boxes for rental or purchase. Fast Deliveries Across Chicago and Illinois We regularly deliver containers across the Chicago Metropolitan Area and surrounding counties. If you need to secure expensive...

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Choosing the Right Shipping Container for the Task

Standard shipping containers haven’t changed a great deal since Malcolm McLean’s original brainchild first saw light, back in 1955. They remain the rugged, steel boxes that you can see at docks around the world, from New Jersey to New South Wales. What has changed is...

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Shipping Containers Los Angeles

Port Containers USA aren’t just one of the largest and most respected suppliers of premium shipping containers in Los Angeles but also operate throughout California and beyond, distributing our standard Conex boxes or any of their specialized variations for purchase or rental. Fast Delivery Across Los...

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Keeping Track of Shipping Containers

Believe it or not, there are thought to be around 17 million steel shipping containers currently in existence on the planet. To put that figure into context - that’s approximately two containers for each citizen of New York City! Of that number, around a quarter are...

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