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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…

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

Sharpest tool in the shed

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,…

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

Antarctica

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….

Modified Shipping Containers in the Mining Industry

Aerials of Leard State Forest and surrounds.

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

Container Crew

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…