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Zubabox – A Shipping Container Connecting Refugees to the World

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Here at the Gateway Gazette we look at a lot of Western uses for reused shipping containers, yet by virtue of their solidity and security shipping containers can be used in quite hostile and disconnected environments. An international development charity called Computer Aid understood these attributes in 2010 when it developed its first Zubabox, a…

Fuel of the Future: Containerships Move to LNG to Meet Pollution Limits

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At the beginning of 2016, the world’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) container ship, the Issa Bella entered service between Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. This ship could well be the beginning of a cleaner, greener revolution in powering ships around the world. Shipping companies around the world are looking to convert their ships’ engines…

Shipping Container Water Purification Systems Help Communities in Need

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Nearly one in ten people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water – that is 783 million people. Global warming is adding to the problem with rising sea levels meaning salt water can reach into previously safe water supplies, while increasingly violent storms wash impurities into water supplies. One solution to…

Portable Wind Turbines That Can Fit Inside Shipping Containers

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Last week Gateway Gazette showed how China is developing a nuclear power plant that is so small that it can fit in a 40ft shipping container. Whereas this makes some people feel uneasy for a variety of reasons, this week’s shipping container power generation is somewhat better for the environment and regional stability – portable…

Shipping Container Shops: From Mobile Malls to Pop Up Boutiques

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Here at Gateway Gazette we often look at shipping container home conversions, but now for something a little different – shipping container shops. As with their housing equivalent, shipping container conversion shops benefit from their low initial cost and that they can be shifted from place to place. In some cases, for the new shop…

Beat Rocketing House Prices With a Shipping Container Home

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Would you live in a shipping container home to avoid a six figure mortgage? One architect has designed a kit home in Brighton, England where instead of paying over half a million Australian dollars, you can own your own home for a fraction of the price. Knock on effects of London house price bubble House…

Shipping Container Housing Just Got Real for Indigenous People in Canada

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Could shipping container housing be a solution to house indigenous peoples on their lands and reserves? Millions of people are in unsuitable housing, and as we have discussed on the Gateway Gazette before, converted shipping container housing is a cheap yet comfortable solution for a whole range of housing needs. One tribe in Canada has…