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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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Should You Rent or Buy Your Shipping Container?

According to a report in the USA Today newspaper, The US military has spent more than $610 million in late fees over the past decade by failing to return rented shipping containers in Afghanistan on time. The story also notes … Continue reading

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Library made out of shipping containers opens its doors in Indonesia

A unique library has been constructed from seven creatively-adapted shipping containers in Batu, Indonesia.   The Amin Library has a collection of 6,000 books that local residents can read for free in the colourful new building. Overlooking treetops and local … Continue reading

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How much bigger can container ships get?

The world’s cargo ships are getting big, really big. No surprise, perhaps, given the volume of goods produced in Asia and consumed in Europe and the US. But are these giant symbols of the world’s trade imbalance growing beyond all … Continue reading

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Converted Shipping Containers Help Educate Underprivileged Children In South Africa

Personal offices, pop-up shops, retail stores, drive thru restuarants, beach houses; the uses for converted shipping containers is almost endless. Recently Tsai Design Studio have converted a used 40 ftoo shipping container into a classroom on the outskirts of Cape … Continue reading

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