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Shipping Containers For Sale Detroit, Michigan

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Buy A Storage Container in Detroit, Michigan

The Port of Detroit is known to be the largest seaport in the state of Michigan because of its 80 acres of land area and it has different terminals in Detroit, River Rouge, and Ecorse. Some of the marine terminals in this port belong to the private sector in which they have the authority to operate and manage it according to their terms. 

It is considered the third-largest steel-handling port in the nation consisting of multiple marine terminals that handle general, liquid, bulk cargo, and passengers. 

This port is supervised by the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority that is composed of five boards of directors appointed by the State of Michigan, Wayne County, and the City of Detroit. The operational funding and the day-to-day operations were being handled by these authorities, especially the executive director. 

Environmental programs, assisting applications about federal grants, facilitating capital improvements are just some of the activities that need to be managed in this port. Given these things, the authorities in this port need to oversee the 29 public and private sector’s millions of tons of cargo. 

Some of the commodities that are being shipped in this port are high-grade steel products, coal, iron ore, cement, aggregate, and other road-building commodities that are products both for domestic and international shipping. 

In terms of economic impact, the port has provided 16, 000 jobs in Michigan that opened a half-billion of direct revenue and $288 million in State and Federal tax revenue. Post Internship Program is also acknowledged in this port for the students to be more assisted in expanding their knowledge in the business development process of a nonprofit authority. In their stay as an intern, they will be considered as a contractor of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority. They are expected to follow all regulations and standards and will be under supervision. 


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After six years, a restaurant constructed of shipping containers is still operational.

Nowadays, restaurants that are made from shipping containers are popping up all over the place. But this new trend wasn’t the norm in 2016 when a popular eatery in Detroit opened for business and is still going strong today.

Detroit’s first shipping container restaurant and bar, called The Fountain, opened in Campus Martius Park in 2016. This 40-foot-long soothing blue-colored steel shipping container restaurant is constructed from a 40-foot-long container with minimal modifications including shelving, exhaust system, and a little more. Just enough to get the business going with limited start-up funds. Click here to learn more about this project.


A portal made of shipping containers that allow people to connect from around the world 

The Detroit Portal is a gold-colored shipping container with audio-visual technology that allows visitors to interact live, face-to-face, full-body with people in another container all around the world through a video screen.

The global collective has created a network of Portals that links individuals with entrepreneurs from around the world, including Gaza, Mexico City, Berlin, and Afghanistan.

Onsite Storage Solutions has been in the industry for over 18 years and can help you with all your container modifications. We have containers of all sizes available in Detroit. Call us today for help.  

Used Shipping Containers Repurposed for Condos in Detroit, MI

Containers are being used and repurposed in a variety of structures, including restaurants, offices, and shopping malls. It’s also becoming a housing option for people who want to downsize while maintaining sustainability and green living.

In Detroit, a creative architectural company called Three Squared converted these shipping containers into condominiums by providing in-house architectural design and full-service engineering. Their most notable work is Trumbull Squared, a pair of huge shipping container condo units in Corktown, Detroit. The buildings have a contemporary, industrial aesthetic with exposed metal corrugations and an open design.

According to the firm, there are several benefits to cargo container architecture, they include the impact on the environment (reusing and repurposing shipping containers that would have remained unused in a yard), timeliness (it took 6 hours and 15 minutes to install the 9 shipping containers for Trumbull Squared), and the cost for a one-bedroom apartment cost only $140,000 to construct which is much less than traditional house construction. Click here to learn more about this project.


Shipping your container internationally?

You will need a cargo worthy container that has passed a survey inspection. Our network of IICL certified inspectors can provide an independent survey inspection that ensures that your “shipper owned container” is cargo-worthy/seaworthy.
They will provide a one-page inspection detailing any necessary repairs and will certify that your shipping container is structurally sound and good for international shipping.
They will apply a new CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) sticker showing that your container has passed. This sticker is good for 1 year.
If your container needs repair, the certificate will be applied once the necessary repairs are made.

For more information on shipping internationally, read our
Step-by-Step Guide to Shipping Internationally.


We can also help with custom modifications in Detroit, Michigan. This includes roll-up doors, personnel doors, repainting, lockboxes, sliding doors, office mods, water purification, equipment rooms, and more. Please contact us to find out how we can help you.


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You can Rely on On-site Storage Solutions. We have been selling and renting new and used shipping containers throughout North America since 2002. As an industry leader, we buy thousands of containers from major shipping and container lease companies. Our volume purchasing gets us a significant discount. This allows us to offer the best prices guaranteed. You can buy or rent from us with confidence, knowing that we have the experience to deliver the storage container you want, at a price you can afford.


Nothing, shipping containers have many names. Including: Storage Container, Dry Van (DV), General Purpose (GP), Conex, Connex, Cargo Container, ISO Container, C Can, Sea-Can, Ocean Container, Railroad Container, Steel Container and more.

A refurbished container will cost more than an inspected used container because of the man-hours and resources needed to repaint it. Here are some of the steps involved:

  • The entire exterior needs to be wire wheeled and primed with a DTM primer.
  • Any dents or scratches will need to be repaired and the container rust-proofed.
  • The container will also be power washed before being spray-painted with latex house paint.
  • The refurbishing of the interior will also cost extra.

If you’d like to buy a refurbished container, please call us for more details. 

Yes, we do. You can find the most common parts on our product page. Please call us if there is a specific part that you require.

Onsite Storage Solutions has over 18 years of experience in the industry and can help you with your project. Give us a call today!  

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