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Abu Dhabi Beats the Heat With Air Conditioned Shipping Container Bus Shelters

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In the fierce heat of the Gulf micro-state of Abu Dhabi standing outside for too long is ill-advised. Temperatures can reach up to 40 degrees C plus so you can sweat buckets as you wait for your bus. The Arab state authorities have long been installing air conditioned bus shelters around the country for the…

Prisoners Build Shipping Container Op Shops for Shakti in NZ

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Prisoners serving time in Auckland are to learn construction skills while converting shipping containers into op shops for the Shakti charity. This is a win-win. The prisoners converting the shipping containers into the shops will be able to learn new skills that will help get them jobs and hopefully stay out of trouble on their…

Are Shipping Container Prisons A Good Idea?

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Let’s look at prisons made out of shipping containers. Those who live a crime free life, with their biggest rebellion having three glasses of wine over dinner instead of just one, may think that prisons should be hellholes for people to rot in. There’s a problem with that – people don’t reform in adverse situations….

Energy Efficient Cocoon Shipping Container Home

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A Greek company, working in conjunction with a natural fibre mattress manufacturer, has developed a 40ft shipping container home that is energy efficient. Cocoon has the container homes on sale for US$65,000 per unit, though if you wish to have more than one container in your block / blocks you should contact the company to discuss…

German International School Sydney Uses Shipping Container Classrooms

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The thought of a shipping container classroom might make you think of something austere and industrial – perhaps something for a state school that’s really strapped for cash? The German International School Sydney (GISS) has developed teaching spaces that would make rival schools jealous. This is shipping container repurposing with real style. GISS background The GISS…

Lifeboat Station In a Shipping Container?

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We’ve touched on some great uses for shipping containers here at the Gateway Gazette. Here’s one of the most purposeful: a lifeboat station in a shipping container. This isn’t some rusty box dragged onto a beach, but is one where the entire lifeboat station and boat are built in the UK and donated to countries…

Portable Renewable Energy: Shipping Container 65kW Wind Turbine

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Here at Gateway Gazette we love the fact that people think outside the box when it comes to shipping containers. Previously we covered a story about portable horizontal axis wind turbines that can fit inside shipping containers. But horizontal axis wind turbines have a lot of issues. A new portable vertical axis wind turbine, the…