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  • #31
    This is the ABF website for upack shipping.
    http://www.upack.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1

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    • #32
      A friend of mine owns a upack franchise. It is set up for the do it yourself mover.

      Sea containers are for sale all the time. Last time I checked, you can expect to pay $1400 - $1700 for a used 40' one, just a couple of hundred less for a 20' one. They can be found on e-Bay as well as Craigslist. It will take a Landoll trailer to move it.

      I looked into buying one to store my horse drawn vehicles in. Actually 2 would be better, set them 16' apart and attach trusses to the top and wall in the space at the back and add doors to the front. Seems like a cheap way to make a storage building.

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      • #33
        Just looked at ABF. Their quote for a 20' unit from there to here is $3110.

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        • #34
          Bob, I see empty cans going back all the time on the rail line near town here.

          Ships' fuel consumption has very little to do with the weight of the cargo. Anyway, if they don't carry a load back, they have to take on ballast, because they are designed to operate with X amount of the hull in the water. Too light, and they could come to grief in a storm.

          I think the sea cans that are being sold off are old ones that are "miled out" or which no longer meet the specs for sea transport.

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          • #35
            quote:Originally posted by gordr

            Bob, I see empty cans going back all the time on the rail line near town here.
            Are they shipping containers or containers used for garbage transport? We see a lot of out of state garbage moved via rail in containers that look similar to the ones for sea.

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            • #36
              On Guido's suggestion I checked eBay for containers; there are plenty, like 40 footers from $1500 to $3500, and all over the country. Of course, that doesn't include transport...

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              • #37
                40' cans here are available for around 1500-2000 with free delivery within a 50 mile radius usually.When dad was still with us he sold classic motorcycles and parts to guys from England and Germany that would buy these "cans" and ship their stuff back in them.That was in the early 90's and they could buy one for less than return shipping then.They have about doubled in price now but I would guess shipping has also.I feel certain you could find one around NYC or Jersey and would believe you can find them in the yellow pages in most larger cities.Steve
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                • #38
                  To provide an example of a garbage train, and some of you will probably recognize it right away, this is a train with garbage cars:
                  In the days of old essentially they were modified boxcars for garbage shipments. According to this line, these cars are loaded with solid waste for garbage to energy power plants. Apparently they have come a ways as they do use intermodal equipment to haul trash:
                  These are the containers I'm thinking of. Far as I know when they travel odds are, something is in it:
                  I dunno how many of them are empty when shipped, but I know the product has been delivered(or awaiting to be received) when they look like this:
                  As far as what happens to the containers, well here they may end up getting used for something else, transport or none. I know a few of the guys I know that did just that, buy a couple of containers to use as a garage, sheds, or storing other materials. They also get stored in massive stacks in intermodal yards around the Chicago area. Take a walk through one of those, it's mindblowing the number of empty containers stacked like empty boxes, and somewhat freaky at the same time.



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