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Spotlight on Portable Shipping Container Hotels

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Two companies, one in India and the other in the UK have found a novel application for shipping container conversions – as portable hotels. They can be used for a variety of purposes, near major construction sites where staff need to be housed close to the site, music festivals, or just semi permanent hotels near…

Could Mothballed Container Ships Be Used as Fish Farms?

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Two industries have real problems yet might be able to help each other out. Shipping container lines have massive overcapacity while, due to regulations and an infestation of sea lice, the salmon farming industry is facing a rapid fall in output. Could mothballed ships be used as salmon farms? Cargo shipping overcapacity A few years…

Can Shipping Containers Be The Answer to Australia’s Housing Crisis?

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Shipping container housing may well be a solution to the real problems of housing affordability in Australia. With their ease of construction and low cost to build, using shipping containers may well be the answer to the high costs of housing in the continent’s major metropolitan areas. So, what’s the problem? Australia has some of…

Why Shipping Container Architecture Gets A Big Tick In Our Book

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Surfing the internet you will find a bit of a rebellion taking place among certain factions of architects. Since around 2011 a growing number of them have been questioning the benefits of shipping container architecture. While they have some strong arguments we at Gateway Container Sales aren’t in full agreement. Let’s look at their reasons…

Luxury Shipping Container Houses: How Much Would You Spend on a Container Home?

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Over the last few years we at Gateway Container Sales have written a lot about various types of shipping container homes. They are renowned for being cheap and easy to build, with much of the work done off site before the containers are effectively dropped into position and fitted together. Where low cost high density…