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BUY A SHIPPING CONTAINER IN Oakland, California

The Port of Oakland is the eighth busiest container port in the United  States Located in San Francisco Bay, the Port of Oakland originated in the mid-1800s to accommodate the explosion of people brought there by the Gold Rush of 1849.  

The Port of Oakland’s size and imports have continued to grow and it now spans over 20 miles of waterfront and accommodates 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California.  

 In 2019, the Port of Oakland handled over 2.5 million containers. It imports billions of dollars in products ranging from furniture to footwear with 78% of its imports coming from Asia. 

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Shipping containers can be turned into innovative homes – an Oakland company’s story 

 Many companies have started to make affordable shipping container houses. One of these companies in Oakland was called Boxouse, they started making 160sq ft shipping container Tiny homes in the Oakland area. These homes sold for around $8000 or rented for about $1200 a month, cheaper than most apartments in the area. 

The owner of Boxhouse saw these shipping container homes as solutions to Oakland’s housing crisis. Being in the heart of Silicon Valley, Oakland has a drastic housing shortage which has caused rents to skyrocket with no end in sight.  The city has been trying to find ways to preserve affordable housing for low-income and working-class families, and container houses might be the way. If companies would be allowed to bring these homes to open lots, the city could use them as brand new affordable housing for people needing more options. Unfortunately, due to Oakland’s stringent zoning requirements, Boxouse was not able to cut through all the red tape necessary to get city approval for utilizing shipping containers for tiny homes and, as a result, went out of business. You can read their full story on their website boxouse.com where you can also find a link to their open-source CA legal shipping container home plans plus more images and details about their experience. 


Onsite Storage Solutions has a wide range of shipping containers available in Oakland, California. We can also help you with all sorts of modifications to your shipping container.  

NEWS & UPDATES!

November container volumes rise at Port of Oakland, drop at Los Angeles

Container throughput at the Port of Los Angeles fell in November as the port handled more smaller-than-average, unscheduled ships chartered to meet strong demand during the pre-holidays peak season, but volumes rose at Oakland as more ships sought to avoid congestion in Southern California.

The Port of Los Angeles handled an estimated 811,706 twenty-foot equivalent units in November, Executive Director Gene Seroka said Dec. 15, noting that a final count has yet to be concluded. That volume is the lowest monthly total since February and an 8.8% drop from November 2020.

READ MORE HERE

Port of Oakland Imports Rebound in November as Ships Return
Import volumes at the Port of Oakland rose for the first time in two months in November as shipping lines restored services to the port following mid-year cancellations.Containerized imports jumped 6.5% last month compared to November 2020. For the first 11 months of 2021, Oakland imports are up nearly 8%. READ MORE HERE.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

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.

CUSTOM MODIFICATION

We can also help with custom modifications in Oakland, California. 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.

WHY CUSTOMERS CHOOSE ONSITE STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Best Prices. Money-Back Guarantee. Guaranteed NO LEAKS. Locations Near You. Huge Inventory of New and Used Shipping Containers. Quality You Can Trust. Industry’s Best Customer Service. Full Door-to-Door Delivery. You can Rely on Onsite 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.

FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS

What’s the difference between a shipping container, a dry van, a connex and a storage container?

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.

How much does a refurbished container cost? 

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. 

Do you provide shipping container parts in Oakland, California?

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. 

Are you considering converting or modifying a shipping container?

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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