Shipping Containers for Sale in Atlanta GA from GregCortezz's blog

Atlanta is an inland shipping container depot location and transportation hub where intermodal Conex boxes are transported both by rail and road throughout the city. Atlanta is geographically located in the Southeast USA and its extensive network of both railroad freight routes and interstate highway system make Atlanta a hub for container shipping in the USA. The Conex Depot Atlanta container storage facility is located at ZIP 30315 South of the 42 and South Atlanta and Lakewood Heights.

Atlanta Shipping Container Construction Projects:

“Plug-In-Pods” – Atlanta affordable housing project made out of cargo containers Shipping containers offer affordable housing, entrepreneurial space alternative. An Atlanta-based, nonprofit named ReJuve, recently launched “Plug-In-Pods”, steel wwt shipping containers repurposed as affordable housing and business spaces in low-income communities. Plug-In-Pods started as a crowdfunding campaign to build a prototype, eventually resulting in a contract in the 31-acre Pittsburgh Yards development located in the Southside BeltLine corridor.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation engaged ReJuve to create two Plug-In-Pods container buildings for the mixed-use Pittsburgh Yards project located in Southwest Atlanta. The 2 pods are designated for storage and the other is set to be an office space. An outdoor community meeting space is set for courtyard between the two pods.

Building contractors see shipping container buildings as an attractive option as a site can be quickly activated with the pods, immediately start to generate income and remains easily movable if needed to make way for future development. Some estimates say that a space may be built in half the time and half the cost of construction of a conventional building.

Atlanta Shipping Container Restaurants:

Food and restaurant guide book Zagat reports that new restaurants in Atlanta are looking at converting shipping containers into food and beverage vendors. The reduced cost compared to building a new bricks and mortar space being one of the biggest benefits of building with repurposed Conex containers. In 2014, Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand opened its second location, on Marietta Street in which the entire second floor is built from a Conex container.

An Atlanta based barbecue restaurant named Fox Bros. Bar-B-Que opened the humorously named “Que-Osk” situated in the Armour Yards complex, close to the Fox’s catering operation. Opened in 2015, shipping container bar 8Arm is a unique and cool place to enjoy a drink. The owners renovated a used cargo container and created a bar serving alcoholic beverages. Cost was the number one reason why the owners of 8Arm decided to build a business in the shipping container, with ease of relocation being another key benefit. “I wanted something that I can take with us should the restaurant should ever close” an owner explained.

Shipping Container Home Developments and Tiny Homes in Atlanta:

The Atlanta area is an ideal location for shipping container homes due to the fact that it has a mild climate. The local conditions require that houses be cool in the summer with adequate insulation during the cooler winter months. Because empty Conex boxes are easily transportable, a shipping container home may be deployed even in more remote, rural locations with the convenience of a fully functional home – either for urban or rural living. Another advantage of Conex container homes is that (unlike in conventional home building) the renovation and conversion of the Conex box to a home may be done in an urban location and then transported to where it will reside. Alternately, the containers can be customized in an industrial area and then have them relocated in ready to live in condition to the housing lot in the city.

One Atlanta resident saw old shipping containers converted into homes and was inspired to build his own dream home. “Because it’s such a transportation hub, there are several places to find used sea containers around Atlanta” said Glen Donaldson. Donaldson found an affordable lot in an area zoned to permit modern houses, he then found the architect who could design using a sea container and set about designing the home he envisioned. Buying the shipping containers was the easy part of the project as there are numerous places to buy a shipping container in Atlanta. A three-story townhome with a drive-under garage was constructed out of 6 high-cube containers, with a height of 9.6 feet, allowing for rooms with more spacious high ceilings compared to the standard 8.6 foot containers.

The State of Georgia Department of Transportation in their Statewide Freight & Logistics Action Plan 2010-2050, organized state of Georgia’s highway network into corridor categories. The priority freight is transported on the Interstate System and is separated into seven corridors.

Most of these corridors intersect within the City of Atlanta: Savannah-to-Atlanta Corridor, Atlanta-to-Tennessee Corridor Gateway to the Midwest, Atlanta-to-South Carolina Corridor Gateway to the Mid Atlantic and Midwest, Macon-to-Florida Corridor Connection and the Atlanta-to-Alabama Corridor.

Atlanta railroads Statistics on Shipping Container movement according to the ACCG figures in 2012 – Number of railroads: 23 (U.S. rank: 13th), Miles of railroad: 4,700 (U.S. rank: 7th), Tons carried by rail: 196.5 million (U.S. rank: 15th). There are major rail yards in Atlanta, East Savannah, Waycross and Intermodal terminals in Atlanta, Savannah and Fairburn. Atlanta’s main export businesses that utilize shipping containers Transportation Equipment Manufacturing, Air Transportation, Merchant Wholesalers and non-durable Goods. The top ranking countries for Atlanta exports are: Brazil, China and Mexico.

Georgia ranks among America’s 15 biggest exporters by state behind front- runners including Texas, California, New York and Washington states.Georgia global shipments during 2019 included a diverse range of products including: aviation equipment, gas turbine parts, chemical wood pulp, mid-sized automobiles, kraftliner paper, frozen poultry, natural gas, cotton, modems and other transmission devices.Many of the largest companies in Atlanta utilize cargo shipping containers as part of their operations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, UPS, Cox Enterprises, Georgia-Pacific, NCR Corporation and The Home Depot.

Atlanta Shipping Container Storage:

A very popular use for various sizes of steel shipping containers in Atlanta is residential, commercial and industrial self-storage. Consumers have the choice of buying a new or used shipping container for their storage needs, since long term rental costs are more expensive over time. Conex Depot specializes in the sale of shipping and storage containers in the Metro Atlanta area and can give you advice and pricing on the best size and grade of Conex container for your personal storage or business storage needs. Whether you need a storage container for keeping inventory, securing construction materials, or storing furniture during a remodeling project, we have a number of storage solutions that will meet your needs.

Conex Depot offers all sizes and grades of shipping containers for sale in Atlanta. Our sales team offer free project advice and the very best pricing on quality new and used shipping containers. Call now: (661) 412-2227.


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