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The GCS Guide to Purchasing Your First Shipping Container

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New and used shipping containers are ideal solutions for temporary or long term storage, mobile offices, temporary buildings or even the basic building blocks for container homes. But with so many options, grades and shipping container modifications available, it’s incredibly easy to get confused and not know where to start. Gateway Container Sales & Hire…

Icy Cold: 3 Shipping Container Solutions in Antarctica

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Since their inception over 50 years ago, shipping containers have made their way all over the globe, even reaching the South Pole, one of the coldest places on earth. Today shipping containers are used for a wide variety of applications in Antarctica and are ideal due to their low cost, ease of transport and versatility….

3.2.1 Action! Shipping Containers in Entertainment & Events

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The entertainment sector is a growing part of Australian industry. Whether it’s concerts, festivals, sporting matches, film production or conferences and meetings, there are many occasions when the humble shipping container is the perfect solution. We’ll check out the best ways to make use of a wide variety of shipping containers, from off the shelf…

5 Cost Effective Uses Of Second Hand Containers in Prisons

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all. Eldridge Cleaver

Whether we like to admit it or not, the corrections sector is a vital part of a functioning society. Crime and punishment have been part of Australia’s history since the first convicts were transferred to penal colonies in the 18th and 19th centuries. Fast forward a few hundred years and our prison populations (along with…

6 Awesome Educational Uses for Modified Shipping Containers

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When it comes to the education sector, preschools, primary schools, high schools, technical institutes and universities are always seeking more space and modified shipping containers are the perfect solution for meeting these growth needs. Whether it’s temporary storage, or a full blown student village, second hand shipping containers can be modified and repurposed for virtually…

Modified Shipping Containers in the Mining Industry

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Mining in Australia is one of our main primary industries and a significant contributor to the Australian economy. The mining sector employs around 2.2% of the Australian labour force, with the vast majority being based in more remote areas of the country away from traditional infrastructure. Modified Shipping Containers are the perfect solution for many…

Modified Shipping Containers: Military & Defence Applications

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Believe it or not, modified shipping containers were a military invention long before they started life as a core part of international, intermodal transportation of consumer goods. Starting with the Australian army in World War II, then later with the American Army, early types of shipping containers were used in the transportation of military items…