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The Best of 2014 – Our Favourite Shipping Container Blog Posts

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It’s been a big year on the blog with over 40 articles published and thousands of visitors getting the latest insights in container shipping, storage, modification and construction. We’ve checked the statistics, counted the comments, shares and tweets and have curated our top 10 container blog posts of the year. Our Top Ten Shipping Container Blog Posts of…

Big Living in a Small Box – The Tiny House Movement

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House sizes around the world vary depending on a wide range of demographics such as: culture, family size, income, land availability and construction materials. A house might be a one room hut in a developing country, or a massive, one hundred room mansion in the hills of Hollywood. For the average family though, it’s a…

Shipping Containers: A Medical Clinic in a Box

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Disease and illness have no boundaries. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, there’s a chance of getting sick and needing urgent medical attention. The problem is, there are many places that it’s simply impossible to build a medical clinic quickly and cost effectively, be it in harsh climates, developing nations or conflict…

Urban Agriculture & Shipping Containers – A Greenhouse in a Box

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Shipping containers have been used to transport food and fresh produce around the world since they first hit the seas over 60 years ago. Times are changing however, and shipping containers are no longer being used just to transport food – they are being used to grow it. Shipping container farms are increasing in popularity…

Simple Steps To Prevent Shipping Container Condensation

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Every year millions of tonnes of cargo are stored and transported in shipping containers, and massive amounts of products are damaged or spoiled due to Shipping Container Condensation and moisture build ups that are often referred to as “container rain” or “container sweat”. Container sweat occurs when the walls of the container are cooled to a…

6 Step Guide to Shipping Container Maintenance

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Shipping containers are designed to withstand harsh marine environments when sailing the world on top of container ships, on the back of lorries and trains, and in storage at the port. They are generally constructed from steel, with stainless steel fittings, floors that are treated to prevent rotting and paint that prevents corrosion. That said,…