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Port of Melbourne Hits 3 Million TEUs of Shipping Containers

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As it charges forward to its target capacity of 8 million TEU capacity, the Port of Melbourne has broken an Australian record in the last year, handling 3.018 million TEUs of shipping containers. Will the locals let it reach higher? What are TEUs? Twenty-foot Equivalent Units are the units by which containers are measured. They…

Power Turtle Repurposed Shipping Container Provides Power For Off-Grid Communities

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The Power Turtle repurposed shipping container system is pretty cool! It’s a shipping container power system for off-grid communities to boost local economies, connect people to the Web and power schools. James van der Walt seeds micro-generation South African James van der Walt came up with the idea in 2014, where a 3kW solar array sits…

Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

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A community project in a depressed town in Tasmania is using repurposed shipping containers to help build the community out of poverty.  One in four people in Break O’Day, Tasmania live below the poverty line. With this comes high rates of social exclusion, mental health problems and a lack of direction for the town’s kids….

Running Horse Wines Container Cellar Door Celebrates Landscape and Wine

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Just 157km north of Sydney, the Running Horse Wines is a shipping container cellar door that helps visitors celebrate the astounding landscape in which the vines grow, as well as enjoying the wines themselves.  Vineyard owner David Fromberg started out as a jockey but as the years went on found it harder and harder to…

Sydney National Museum ‘Container’ Exhibition Goes on Tour

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Did you know that 99% of trade into and out of Australia comes by shipping container?  Celebrating this, the National Maritime Museum has sent its ‘Container’, shipping container exhibition on tour around the country after its initial spell at the Sydney National Maritime Museum. People in Wollongong can now pay a visit to the six,…

Batemans Bay Container Home: Super Cheap Need Not Be Super Ugly!

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Shipping container construction can mean that you get considerably more bang for your buck than a traditional housing construction system. The Batemans Bay shipping container holiday home on Australia’s south coast is really a case in point – let’s have a look at the place.  Hiring a famous name architect can still be cheap Mona…