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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…

World’s First ‘Unmanned’ Container Port Opens in Shanghai

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Shipping container logistics is about driving efficiencies into the supply chain. A lot of those inefficiencies being driven out are humans. The Shanghai Yangshan Deep-Water Port has been billed as the ‘word’s first unmanned container port’, which isn’t exactly true – to unload and reload a containership it requires nine men in an office, not…

How An Interactive Robotic System Can Unload Shipping Containers

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A university in Germany is developing a robot to unload shipping containers. This is one of the most complex processes in shipping container logistics.  Robots on the march One of the coolest things about shipping containers is that they can carry almost anything and be moved around the world in a super-efficient process that is…

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…