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The Gateway Gazette is the most informative and interesting shipping container blog online. Chock full of handy tips and tricks and insight from Australia’s leading container company on what’s new, used and modified in the shipping container industry.

Find out how containers can save you money, how to choose which modifications would best suit your needs, view container designs, see creative container uses and read about the latest container trends from around the world. Check out some of the articles to see why our team loves shipping containers!

Cardiff Box City: Using Shipping Containers for Inner City Regeneration


The Welsh Government has just given outline approval for a 400 shipping container ‘Box City’ to be developed in a derelict area of the capital city, Cardiff. It is expected that this will draw the young and upwardly mobile types who have lots of disposable income and will help drive the local economy. Shipping containers,…


A Blueprint for Building a Bush Container Home – Paul Chambers


Retired UK Royal Air Force engineer Paul Chambers and his wife Sarah moved to the Australian bush to escape their noisy neighbours in Kent, England. They built their home from scratch using two, 40ft shipping containers, and now have published two e-books that describe the best way to hand build a shipping container home. A…


Skateistan Shipping Container Facilities: Teaching Kids Through Skating


Afghanistan has a lot of problems, from extremist Islamists trying to fight their way into government, to years of invasion by different power blocs in the world that have, let’s face it, not done a brilliant job in sorting out that country’s ills. Women and girls face repression on a massive scale due to cultural…


Beer Brewed from Shipping Container Waste Water Passes the Taste Test


One ripe criticism from beer drinkers about certain beers is that it ‘tastes like piss’. But it seems that beer made from recycled sewerage doesn’t taste of it at all. While not legal in most countries to make beer from water that has been through people’s bodies in the last few hours, a new shipping…


Why Shipping Containers Make Excellent Music Studios


Shipping containers have a variety of uses, but if you have been in an empty one you wouldn’t be so sure they could be converted into a great music studio. They echo and reverberate when you speak in them. One legendary singer has taken full advantage of this sound effect, while another in Australia has…


Why This 20ft Shipping Container Surgical Sterilisation Unit Could Save Millions of Lives


Here at the Gateway Gazette we have shown some pretty cool shipping container conversions. But this shipping container conversion could save millions of lives – a 20ft shipping container hospital surgical sterilisation unit. In developing countries the rates of post-operative infection are huge, with around 1 in 3 people undergoing even the simplest surgery getting…


Zubabox – A Shipping Container Connecting Refugees to the World


Here at the Gateway Gazette we look at a lot of Western uses for reused shipping containers, yet by virtue of their solidity and security shipping containers can be used in quite hostile and disconnected environments. An international development charity called Computer Aid understood these attributes in 2010 when it developed its first Zubabox, a…


Fuel of the Future: Containerships Move to LNG to Meet Pollution Limits


At the beginning of 2016, the world’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) container ship, the Issa Bella entered service between Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale. This ship could well be the beginning of a cleaner, greener revolution in powering ships around the world. Shipping companies around the world are looking to convert their ships’ engines…