Shipping Containers for Sale in

Memphis TN

Local Economy of Shipping Containers in Memphis

Memphis is an inland shipping container depot location and transportation hub where intermodal Conex boxes are transported both by rail and road throughout the city. Memphis is geographically located in the Midwest and its extensive network of both railroad freight routes and interstate highway system make Memphis a hub for container shipping in the USA. The Conex Depot Memphis container storage facility is located at ZIP 38109 in South Memphis, east of the 61

Popular Shipping Containers Uses in Memphis

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Memphis shipping container projects and shipping container related businesses

Castle Black plans Memphis shipping container office.
A Memphis based contractor is building its head quarters and offices out of Conex containers but its taking some convincing to get the municipal government to approve it. The office square footage would range from 640 to 800 square feet and find its home in a vacant lot at 231 South Parkway West. Castle Black Construction, is preparing to build itself a headquarters out of shipping containers. “Shipping container construction is a growing trend around the country and is more cost effective, eco-friendly, and allows us to construct faster” explains one of the owners behind the project. The entire building complex would hold between six and 10 employees, and would be assembled out of a center non-container building flanked by two shipping containers on either side.

Shipping container shops in Edge District

The idea behind the Shab Chic marketplace is to assist startup retailers get their new businesses running while at the same time breathing new life into an vacant lot in the Medical District. Shab Chic co-owner Brian Christion explains “The idea was if we could take the lot and activate it in a few different ways, it would drive traffic and make people want to live, work and play in the area”. Assembled out of four, 125 sq foot repurposed sea containers, the retail complex will open for business with 3 initial tenants: Wanderlvst Clothing Boutique, Triumph Jewelry, and My Heavenly Creations Soap and Sundries. Heated tents are also planned for the “Holiday Market” which will run weekends outside of the main shops and feature more independent retail sellers like 9.OH.1, The Label, Janey Bees Jems, Cry Baby, and In With the Old. The Edge District is located at 629 Monroe Ave, in the parking lot next to the old Kudzu’s Bar & Grill.

Railgarten shipping container restaurant in Memphis

Billed as “Eatertainment at its best!” the Railgarten is a food and outdoor entertainment complex fashioned out of used cargo containers living in the space that once served as Midtown’s railroad substation. In addition to the restaurant and a hideaway cocktail bar, Railgarten also features Memphis’ first dedicated ping pong bar, an ice cream parlor, outdoor recreation area with kids playground, live music, and Volleyball. Food, Beer, cocktails, ice cream sold out of railroad shipping containers combined with family friendly indoor games and outdoor entertainment. Check out Railgarten at 2166 Central Ave in Midtown, Memphis, TN. Shipping containers are also being used in Memphis as auxiliary buildings for The Liquor Store restaurant at 2655 Broad and for Freewheel, a bicycling group in the Edge District. The municipality has also green lighted OUTMemphis – a homeless shelter for young adults constructed out of shipping containers in the 2000 block neighborhood of Southern.

Memphis, Tennessee national highway intermodal transportation routes

List of Interstate Highways in Tennessee on which freight is shipped via Intermodal container

The main highway routes for container shipping in Memphis, Tennessee, are the Interstates 40 (I-40), I-55, I-69, and I-240 with interchanges near the city center, and I-269 with interchanges serving the eastern outskirts. There are eight U.S. Highways serving the city.

I-40 is a coast-to-coast freeway that connects Memphis to Nashville and on to North Carolina to the east, and Little Rock, Arkansas, Oklahoma City, and the Greater Los Angeles Area to the west.

Because of Memphis’ central location, truck freight can reach 70 percent of the countries’s population in 48 hours or less. Easy access to major seaports on the East, West, and Gulf Coasts.

Memphis Railroad Conex container shipping routes

A large volume of railroad freight moves through Memphis, because of its two heavy-duty Mississippi River railroad crossings, which carry several major east-west railroad freight lines. Because of the major north-south railroad lines through Memphis which connect with such major cities as Chicago, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Louisville, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Mobile, and Birmingham.

Norfolk Southern, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, CSX, and Canadian National (CN) Railway all serve the area. Using six operational rail yards, these companies provide an important link to all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico, as well as combined capacity to handle more than two million intermodal containers annually.

Port of Memphis – shipping container intermodal hub in Memphis

The Port of Memphis is located on President’s Island which is a peninsula and covers the areas of the Tennessee and Arkansas sides of the Mississippi River from river Mile 725 to mile 740. The Port is the second largest inland port on the Mississippi River, and the 4th largest inland Port in the United States. The primary cargo container freights shipped through the port’s terminal facilities moving products are petroleum, tar, asphalt, cement, steel, coal, salt, fertilizers, rock & gravel, and grains. Port address: 1115 Riverside Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee.

Memphis main export businesses that use shipping containers

Medical, surgical, dental, veterinarian instruments: US$2.6 billion , Large automobiles (piston engine): $1.2 billion, Aircraft including engines, parts: $1.03 billion, Mid-sized automobiles (piston engine): $1 billion, Cotton (uncarded, uncombed): $685 million, Sterile sutures: $550 million , Orthopedic appliances, parts and accessories: $473 million, Small portable digital computers: $418 million, Whiskies: $416 million , Artificial joints, parts and accessories: $413 million

Many of Memphis’s largest companies employ shipping containers in their business
Memphis businesses include AutoZone Inc, EdR. formerly known as Education Realty Trust, FedEx, First Horizon National, Fred’s Inc., GTx Inc., International Paper Co., MAA, Mueller Industries Inc., ServiceMaster, TruGreen, Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

Using Cargo storage containers for self storage in Memphis

A very popular use for various sizes of steel shipping containers in Memphis is self storage.
Consumers usually either buy a used shipping container or rent one from a Memphis shipping container seller and store it on their property or rent a space to park the storage container. Conex Depot specializes in the sale of shipping and storage containers in the Metro Memphis area and can give you advice and pricing on the best size of shipping 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 Memphis. Our sales team offer free project advice and the very best pricing on quality new and used shipping containers. Call now: (661) 412-2227.