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The Gateway Gazette is the most informative and interesting shipping container blog online. Chock full of handy tips and tricks and insight from Australia’s leading container company on what’s new, used and modified in the shipping container industry.

Find out how containers can save you money, how to choose which modifications would best suit your needs, view container designs, see creative container uses and read about the latest container trends from around the world. Check out some of the articles to see why our team loves shipping containers!

Could Container Homes Bring Australia’s Housing Prices Down?

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Sydney’s average house price hit $1 million last year. That’s 12.2 times the average middle income family’s annual income. For the Average Joe, it would be impossible to get a mortgage on that. Prices are going up as well, with little sign of slowing down. While for those that own their own home already that’s…


Cargominiums: The Answer to the Affordable Housing Problem?


A housing organisation that looks after vulnerable people has begun building a shipping container apartment complex in Columbus, Ohio that they believe is the way ahead for organisations like themselves. Where many non-profit housing organisations tend to house ex-convicts, the homeless and other very low income people in cheaper, older housing stock, the very low…


Weird and Wonderful Things Carried in Shipping Containers


Container ships have revolutionised the world of cargo. Where once moving goods by sea cost around 25% of their final retail value, container ships have brought the cost down to as little as 2.5 cents per unit for a 5,000 mile journey across the ocean. The trade off is that where once cargo was visible…


Cardiff Box City: Using Shipping Containers for Inner City Regeneration


The Welsh Government has just given outline approval for a 400 shipping container ‘Box City’ to be developed in a derelict area of the capital city, Cardiff. It is expected that this will draw the young and upwardly mobile types who have lots of disposable income and will help drive the local economy. Shipping containers,…


A Blueprint for Building a Bush Container Home – Paul Chambers


Retired UK Royal Air Force engineer Paul Chambers and his wife Sarah moved to the Australian bush to escape their noisy neighbours in Kent, England. They built their home from scratch using two, 40ft shipping containers, and now have published two e-books that describe the best way to hand build a shipping container home. A…


Skateistan Shipping Container Facilities: Teaching Kids Through Skating


Afghanistan has a lot of problems, from extremist Islamists trying to fight their way into government, to years of invasion by different power blocs in the world that have, let’s face it, not done a brilliant job in sorting out that country’s ills. Women and girls face repression on a massive scale due to cultural…


Beer Brewed from Shipping Container Waste Water Passes the Taste Test


One ripe criticism from beer drinkers about certain beers is that it ‘tastes like piss’. But it seems that beer made from recycled sewerage doesn’t taste of it at all. While not legal in most countries to make beer from water that has been through people’s bodies in the last few hours, a new shipping…


Why Shipping Containers Make Excellent Music Studios


Shipping containers have a variety of uses, but if you have been in an empty one you wouldn’t be so sure they could be converted into a great music studio. They echo and reverberate when you speak in them. One legendary singer has taken full advantage of this sound effect, while another in Australia has…


Why This 20ft Shipping Container Surgical Sterilisation Unit Could Save Millions of Lives


Here at the Gateway Gazette we have shown some pretty cool shipping container conversions. But this shipping container conversion could save millions of lives – a 20ft shipping container hospital surgical sterilisation unit. In developing countries the rates of post-operative infection are huge, with around 1 in 3 people undergoing even the simplest surgery getting…