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The Gateway Gazette

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!

3 Reasons Why Shipping Containers Make Great Bug Out Shelters


As more and more people become concerned with emergency preparedness, shipping containers present an interesting use case as “bug out shelters.” The idea of a bug out shelter stems from the concept of nuclear “fallout shelters.” At its core, it’s essentially a backup location, where someone can temporarily retreat to for protection from natural or…


3 Successful Shipping Container Schools & Classrooms


Shipping containers have an almost endless array of uses after they have travelled the world delivering goods. One of the most recent uses has been as schools and classrooms – whether as an IT suite at an orphanage in Africa, a classroom space in a UK state school or a whole private school in fashionable Orange…


Shipping Containers in Extreme Conditions: Antarctica

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Shipping containers have a number of features that make them extremely good shelters and laboratories for scientists working in the frozen wastes of Antarctica. They can be converted to their end use in a factory environment. This means a whole research station can be built in a factory in somewhere like Australia or South Africa,…


Food For Thought: Shipping Container Urban Farms


With the development of hydroponics and vertical indoor farming, it has become possible to use shipping containers to grow food. One 40ft shipping container can produce a similar amount of food to a five acre farm! New developments in the system mean that you could even produce fish, giving you protein to eat as well. The…


3 Innovative Uses of Solar Powered Shipping Containers


Shipping container solar power stations are being created for diverse uses. In this post we take a look at how a shipping container solar power station can be used in three ways, as a military solution, getting power where it is badly needed to support communities and for mobile courier delivery in big cities. 1. Military solutions The US Military has recently announced that it…


Design Life vs Actual Use of Shipping Containers


Shipping containers are only used for their main job – transporting goods around the world – for between 7 to 10 years. They can last far longer than that, with some experts estimating that they can live for 30 years or more. At Gateway Container Sales we think 30 years may be a little conservative…