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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…

What You Need to Know About Placing and Transporting Containers

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So you’ve ordered a new shipping container from Gateway? Congratulations! From ordering your container, you now need you need to think carefully about where and how you are going to place your container when it arrives at its destination. While it is advisable to use a transportation company who are experts at the transportation and placement…