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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 Homes Causing a Buzz Among Sydney Self-builders

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Land prices are hitting $1,000 a square metre in Sydney and house prices are just getting obscene, so Sydneysiders are increasingly turning to container homes as a solution to the problem of getting somewhere decent to live. Land prices Business Insider Australia reported last year, “the median vacant residential lot price surged by 6.5% in…

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Shipping Containers Enable a Career Change From Firefighter to Architect

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Regan Foster was off work due to injury as a firefighter in Denver, Colorado when he hit on an idea: why not build himself a large new house out of shipping containers? The results were so good he quit his day job and became a building General Contractor. Regan Foster container residence The home isn’t…

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Drivelines Studios 7 Storey Shipping Container Complex in Johannesburg

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The South African city of Johannesburg has the world’s biggest inland port where container based traffic travels across Africa and onward to the rest of the world. Why not then celebrate this with a seven storey working / living complex made of up-cycled shipping containers? Drivelines Studios Designed and engineered by US Naples based LOT-EK…

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Shipping Container Venue X-Cargo Helps Make Brisbane a Foodie’s Paradise

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In August last year a shipping container eating and drinking hub called X-Cargo opened in Brisbane. The new site both goes head to head with the city’s Eat Street and supports the city in becoming a foodie’s paradise.  X-Cargo Originally planned for opening in 2017 but delayed due to objections from local residents in Fortitude…

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Sustainable Container Architecture For A Thailand School

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Based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, International Sustainable Developmental Studies Institute (ISDSI) practised what it preached when it built its new campus – it chose to recycle shipping containers and reuse all the off-cut metal.  The school teaches American students about sustainability in the economy, so had to prove its point with the very classrooms in…

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Port of Melbourne Hits 3 Million TEUs of Shipping Containers

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As it charges forward to its target capacity of 8 million TEU capacity, the Port of Melbourne has broken an Australian record in the last year, handling 3.018 million TEUs of shipping containers. Will the locals let it reach higher? What are TEUs? Twenty-foot Equivalent Units are the units by which containers are measured. They…

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Power Turtle Repurposed Shipping Container Provides Power For Off-Grid Communities

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The Power Turtle repurposed shipping container system is pretty cool! It’s a shipping container power system for off-grid communities to boost local economies, connect people to the Web and power schools. James van der Walt seeds micro-generation South African James van der Walt came up with the idea in 2014, where a 3kW solar array sits…

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Could Tiny Homes Help Tackle Tasmania’s Housing Crisis?

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A community project in a depressed town in Tasmania is using repurposed shipping containers to help build the community out of poverty.  One in four people in Break O’Day, Tasmania live below the poverty line. With this comes high rates of social exclusion, mental health problems and a lack of direction for the town’s kids….

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