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Student Housing Project Built From Over A Thousand Used Shipping Containers

Built in 2006, Keetwonen is an innovative student housing project in The Netherlands built from 1,050 used 40 foot shipping containers. At the time of construction it was seen as a huge gamble on the part of the Dutch administration, … Continue reading

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The UK Self-Storage Craze

People are leaving their possessions in self-storage for longer than ever. But why are people paying to store stuff they rarely use? Society has always had its hoarders. But in the 21st Century people are farming out their possessions to … Continue reading

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Inventor of the ‘twist-lock’ dies

Keith Tantlinger, who died on August 27 aged 92, developed the technology that launched containerised shipping – in the process redrawing the global economic map by transforming the way cargo is moved internationally. The story of containerisation began in the … Continue reading

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