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Shipping Containers in Extreme Conditions: Antarctica

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Shipping containers have a number of features that make them extremely good shelters and laboratories for scientists working in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. They can be converted to their end use in a factory environment. This means a whole research station can be built in a factory in somewhere like Australia or South Africa,…

3 Innovative Uses of Solar Powered Shipping Containers

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Shipping container solar power stations are being created for diverse uses. In this post we take a look at how a shipping container solar power station can be used in three ways, as a military solution, getting power where it is badly needed to support communities and for mobile courier delivery in big cities. 1. Military solutions The US Military has recently announced that it…

The Life of a Shipping Container from Creation to Re-use

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Shipping containers can last for decades. Some of the ones that were first made in the 1960s when the standardised ’20 Foot Equivalent Unit’ (TEU) was first devised are still sitting where they were left many years ago. There is a well-known oversupply of shipping containers around the world because they can be made so cheaply,…

Keep Out The Cold (Or Heat) By Insulating Your Container Building

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If you are to spend any time in your container building as an office or living space you should always consider insulating the shipping container or containers. This can be done in a number of ways depending on your requirements for the container building and what kind of climate it will be situated in. 4…

Recycling Shipping Containers As Art Museums

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Proving that shipping containers have entered the popular imagination, we look at a number of museum curators that have recycled shipping containers into art spaces. In these instances the flexibility of shipping containers is utilised to the max, including a mobile shipping container museum that has travelled through French North Africa, a temporary add-on space…