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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!

Shipping Container Water Purification Systems Help Communities in Need


Nearly one in ten people around the world do not have access to clean drinking water – that is 783 million people. Global warming is adding to the problem with rising sea levels meaning salt water can reach into previously safe water supplies, while increasingly violent storms wash impurities into water supplies. One solution to…


Portable Wind Turbines That Can Fit Inside Shipping Containers


Last week Gateway Gazette showed how China is developing a nuclear power plant that is so small that it can fit in a 40ft shipping container. Whereas this makes some people feel uneasy for a variety of reasons, this week’s shipping container power generation is somewhat better for the environment and regional stability – portable…


Is a Nuclear Power Plant in a Shipping Container a Good Idea?


Here at Gateway Gazette we have looked at some pretty amazing things that have been made using shipping containers from eco friendly farms, to million dollar mansions. Now China is developing a nuclear power plant that can fit inside a shipping container and could contribute to a change in the balance of power in the…


Shipping Container Shops: From Mobile Malls to Pop Up Boutiques


Here at Gateway Gazette we often look at shipping container home conversions, but now for something a little different – shipping container shops. As with their housing equivalent, shipping container conversion shops benefit from their low initial cost and that they can be shifted from place to place. In some cases, for the new shop…


Beat Rocketing House Prices With a Shipping Container Home


Would you live in a shipping container home to avoid a six figure mortgage? One architect has designed a kit home in Brighton, England where instead of paying over half a million Australian dollars, you can own your own home for a fraction of the price. Knock on effects of London house price bubble House…


Shipping Container Housing Just Got Real for Indigenous People in Canada


Could shipping container housing be a solution to house indigenous peoples on their lands and reserves? Millions of people are in unsuitable housing, and as we have discussed on the Gateway Gazette before, converted shipping container housing is a cheap yet comfortable solution for a whole range of housing needs. One tribe in Canada has…


Shipping Containers As Affordable Rental Homes


Shipping containers may well be the answer for city planners who seek to create a more mixed society in their urban areas. Containers can be converted into accommodation cheaply and set onto site in a fraction of the time that their bricks and mortar equivalent can be, and as such can bring the investment in…


Spotlight on Portable Shipping Container Hotels


Two companies, one in India and the other in the UK have found a novel application for shipping container conversions – as portable hotels. They can be used for a variety of purposes, near major construction sites where staff need to be housed close to the site, music festivals, or just semi permanent hotels near…


Could Mothballed Container Ships Be Used as Fish Farms?


Two industries have real problems yet might be able to help each other out. Shipping container lines have massive overcapacity while, due to regulations and an infestation of sea lice, the salmon farming industry is facing a rapid fall in output. Could mothballed ships be used as salmon farms? Cargo shipping overcapacity A few years…