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New Containers Currently in Stock in UK Depots

GVCT UK have recently received a batch of 20 foot High Cube full side access containers into depot in Felixstowe & Liverpool in green RAL6028 with floor mounted lashing rings Also available are standard height 20 foot full side access shipping containers in RAL6028 green … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Container Ship Arrives in the UK

The world’s largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time. The Hong Kong-registered CSCL Globe, measuring more than 400m (1,313ft) in length, docked at Felixstowe on the 7th January 2015 loaded with about 19,000 standard containers, … Continue reading

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Smaller Number Of Shipping Containers Are Lost At Sea Each Year

Fewer than 800 shipping containers are lost at sea each year by shipping lines, far below the level of some previous estimates, according to a new survey by the World Shipping Council (WSC). The survey covering 2011-2013 estimates that 733 shipping … Continue reading

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World’s First Bridge Made From Shipping Containers

The so-called Econtainer Bridge, designed by Tel Aviv-based Yoav Messer Architects will be the world’s first bridge made entirely of used shipping containers. The bridge will be built across the Ayalon River to the gates of the Ariel Sharon Park … Continue reading

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China Shipping Orders World’s Biggest Container Ship

China Shipping Container Lines Co., the country’s second-biggest shipping company, have ordered the world’s biggest container ship, taking over the title from A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. will build five vessels each capable of carrying 18,400 20 foot containers … Continue reading

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