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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!

Innovative Uses of Shipping Containers as Promotional Kiosks

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Building promotional kiosks out of shipping containers is an innovative way of creating smart outlets and exhibition centres in trade shows, festivals, open-air conferences and as standalone display centres. The giant camera that you see in the photo above was made out of a shipping container. It was a promotional campaign run by Samsung Electronics…

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Top 10 Uses for a Reefer Container

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Ever wonder how foods that easily spoil, like fruits, vegetables and dairy products, can reach you almost farm fresh from the opposite side of the globe? The simple answer is they are delivered in refrigerated shipping containers, which are also called reefer containers. Unlike normal containers that can heat up or freeze according to the…

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How Shipping Containers Can Save the Day in Disaster Management

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Not only are shipping containers are a great way to transport valuable goods across oceans and seas, and even by air if the consignments are not inordinately massive, but many government agencies and rescue & relief organisations also use shipping containers during disasters. We take a look at how shipping containers have been used in…

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Shipping Container Libraries – Making Books Accessible Across the World

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What do books and shipping containers have in common? When you think of shipping containers, images of large steel boxes being loaded and unloaded at shipping ports by monstrous cranes immediately spring to mind. But can you imagine these structures being used as libraries and reading places for children all over the world? While architecture…

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5 Eye-catching Shipping Container Street Art Projects

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Second hand shipping containers have a wide variety of uses that don’t always involve storage, transportation and housing. The portable nature of shipping containers, their durability and the fact that they are low cost make them perfect as a space for street art. Many well-known graffiti and contemporary artists around the world have discovered the…

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Ken Block’s Insane Recycled Shipping Container “Hoonigan” HQ

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Chances are, if you have spent any amount of time on social media, you’ve seen one of Ken Block’s “Hoonigan” series of Gymkhana videos, featuring Ken performing insane feats in a wide variety of ultra high powered vehicles. Ken is, of course, a professional rally driver with the Hoonigan Racing Division (also known as the…

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15 Great Spare Room Ideas That You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

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Shipping containers are an ideal way to build a new spare room for your house quickly, cheaply and effectively. You can either modify one yourself if you are into DIY or take a pre-built container “cabin” and repurpose it to your hearts content. By taking a 20 or 40 foot container, adding access doors, windows,…

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Skateistan Charity Builds New Facilities from Second Hand Shipping Containers

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What do second hand shipping containers have to do with skateboarding, Afghanistan, Cambodia and at risk youth? A lot once you check out this amazing humanitarian project started by skateboarders Oliver Percovich, Max Henniger, Shams Razi and Sharma Nolan. What is Skateistan? Skateistan is Kabul’s very first skate park. Skateboarding is used as a way…

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20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Shipping Containers

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Shipping containers are all around us, whether it’s in recycled buildings, storing things in the back yard or on the back of a truck taking goods to a local department store. Not a day goes by where you aren’t using something that has been stored in or transported in a shipping container. Plenty of us…

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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…

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Big Living in a Small Box – The Tiny House Movement

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House sizes around the world vary depending on a wide range of demographics such as: culture, family size, income, land availability and construction materials. A house might be a one room hut in a developing country, or a massive, one hundred room mansion in the hills of Hollywood. For the average family though, it’s a…

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