Shipping Containers for Sale in

Mobile AL

Local Economy of Shipping Containers in Mobile

Mobile is an inland shipping container depot location and transportation hub where intermodal Conex boxes are transported both by rail and road throughout the city. Mobile is geographically located in the South east and its extensive network of both railroad freight routes and interstate highway system make Mobile a hub for container shipping in the USA. The Conex Depot Mobile container storage facility is located at ZIP 36610, east of the 10 and just north of the Garrows Bend Channel

Popular Shipping Containers Uses in Mobile

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Mobile shipping container projects and shipping container related businesses

A short distance outside of Mobile is the area’s first shipping container food court. In the nearby town of Spanish Fort, “The Fort” is a dining and entertainment spot built out of repurposed cargo containers. The developer behind the project, is Cypress Equities, had the original plans to convert seven standard-sized Conex containers and rent them out to local small businesses as boutique shops, restaurants, bars and coffee spots. A list of the food offerings includes Bleus Burger, Bluefin by Wai Wai Poke, Dragonfly Taco Bar, Sno Biz, Beakers Coffee, Spanish Fort Pizza Company, DAB Smokehouse, and craft beers on tap at the Tap Station Bar and Grill. The Fort is a casual outdoor eating venue – situated adjacent to Town Center Park inside of the larger Spanish Fort Town Center. Check it out at the address – 29001 Bass Pro Shop Drive – a short drive east of Mobile city center.An Alabama Based Company Creates Glass Swimming Pools Out Of Shipping Containers.

Module home builders Safe Room Designs, an Alabama-based company, had the innovative idea to convert empty sea containers into one of a kind swimming pools. Safe Room Designs have the expertise to fashion these pools and their miniature homes for clients around the world all while “upcycling” empty steel intermodal containers. Priced at around $39,900, homeowners can get a custom-made glass pool delivered and installed in their backyards in Mobile. These glass aquarium like structures have huge windows installed into the container walls that make for an eye catching yet functional above ground pool. There is also an option to have your pool installed in-ground if that is how it would fit best into the existing space. The shipping container swimming pools come in two sizes, the size of standard 20-foot or 40-foot Conex boxes. The pools have volumes of 4,800 and 9,600 gallons of water respectively with a water depth of eight feet and two inches. The estimated price tag for the 2 sizes are: 20-foot size= $39,900 and the 40-foot will run a little bit higher at $48,900.

Mobile, Alabama national highway intermodal transportation routes

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

Two major interstate highways converge in Mobile.
Interstate 10 runs northeast to southwest across the city while Interstate 65 starts in Mobile at Interstate 10 and runs north

Secondary highway routes by which shipping containers are transported are the United States Highways US 31, US 43, US 45, US 90, and US 98. These Alabama highway routes radiate outwards from Mobile traveling east, west, and north.


Mobile Railroad Conex container shipping routes

Mobile freight container shipping is served by five main Class I railroads, consisting of the Canadian National Railway (CNR), BNSF Rail, CSX Transportation (CSX), the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS), and the Norfolk Southern Railway (NS). Secondary container shipping rail routes are on the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway (AGR), a Class III railroad – which connects Mobile to the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) lines. The rail lines converge at the Port of Mobile – the central intermodal freight transport service hub in the Mobile area.

The Port of Mobile

The Port of Mobile is Alabama’s only saltwater port. The Port of Mobile is located on the Mobile River where it empties into Mobile Bay at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast. Export and import traffic is roughly 50-50 in Mobile, with slightly more imports. The Port of Mobile is equipped with public, deepwater terminals with direct access to the inland and intracoastal waterways serving the Great Lakes shipping routes, the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys, and the Gulf of Mexico. The public terminals at the Port of Mobile are owned and operated by Alabama State Port Authority. The shipping terminals handle a high volume of containerized, bulk, break bulk, roll-on/roll-off, and heavy lift cargoes. The container cargo and bulk facilities have close and direct access to the two main interstate highways and five Class I railroads. The rail terminal is accessible to the remaining five Class I railroads — Canadian National Railway, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern and BNSF — at the Port of Mobile. The port directly serves the areas of Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Decatur and Chicago, Illinois, and Canadian markets.


Mobile main export businesses that use shipping containers

Transportation equipment is at the top as Alabama’s largest export category in 2019, at nearly $10.3 billion – almost half of the state’s total overseas exports. Motor vehicles represent the largest portion of exports in this category. Other top Alabama exports include chemicals ($2.3 billion), primary metals ($1.9 billion), minerals and ore ($1.3 billion), and paper ($1.1 billion), according to trade figures.

Here are the top Alabama shipping container freight exports: Mid-sized automobiles (piston engine): US $2.9 billion, Aircraft including engines, parts: $2.2 billion, Large automobiles (diesel engine): $1.6 billion, Coal (non-agglomerated, bituminous) $1.4 billion, Large automobiles (piston engine): $1.3 billion, Mid-sized automobiles (diesel engine): $829 million, Large spark-ignition engines: $458 million, Chemical wood pulp (coniferous): $428 million, Polycarbonates: $400 million, Miscellaneous petroleum oils: $360 million

Many of Mobile’s largest companies employ shipping containers in their business

Alabama Drydock and Shipbuilding Company, Atlantic Marine, Austal USA, BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards, Checkers and Rally’s, Continental Aerospace Technologies, Delchamps, Foosackly’s, Gayfers, Gulf Hamstery, Mobile Cotton Exchange, Mobile Gas, Morrison Management Specialists, Morrison’s Cafeteria, Press-Register, Volkert, Inc., VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, Waterman Steamship Corporation

Using Cargo storage containers for self storage in Mobile

A very popular use for various sizes of steel shipping containers in Mobile is self storage.
Consumers usually either buy a used shipping container or rent one from a Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile. Our sales team offer free project advice and the very best pricing on quality new and used shipping containers. Call now: (661) 412-2227.