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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!

Mirrored Shipping Container Building Reflects the World


A shipping container that celebrates the world around it? Shipping containers can be quite jarring to look at. Built for the purpose of shipping goods around the world and lasting through freezing and violent ocean storms, let’s face it they weren’t built to be beautiful. Yet their functionality and industrial appearance has enabled people to…


Could Digitisation Change the Shipping Industry?


Apart from ships getting larger and the introduction of automation, the shipping container liner industry has changed little since the concept first emerged in the 1950’s. But could digitisation of the global economy change this forever? How liners operate today Shipping container lines operate a number of ships that do set routes. One may leave…


General Rules to Observe When Designing Your Shipping Container Home


Here at Gateway Gazette we have shown some fantastic pieces of shipping container architecture. However, almost every single one of those buildings have had to get past their local council. Without getting too bogged down in detail, this article sets out some general rules to observe when designing your shipping container home, wherever you live…


A Virtual Reality Opera in a Shipping Container


The Welsh National Opera in the UK has attempted to reach out to non-opera fans by developing and performing a Virtual Reality (VR) opera performance in a shipping container. While the idea is very good, it was panned in a review from a quite unlikely source… Opera has an image problem In its day, opera…


Shipping Container Missile Systems: A Sneaky, Scary New Concept…


Imagine this: a rogue state has started causing security concerns to Israel or Russia. The rogue state has sophisticated weapon systems and air defence systems that make traditional punishment strikes by the air force difficult. A container ship travels innocuously off the coast of the rogue state, and its top stack of containers open their…


China Takes Steps to Make Containers More Environmentally Friendly


China’s government has made a move to reduce the environmental impact of shipping containers. This has temporarily ceased 70% of new container production and will put the price up on new containers. The good thing is that those workers making the containers won’t be exposed to dangerously high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in…


Detroit’s Shipping Container Restaurant Complex: Good Food, No Chains….


Chain food restaurants and eateries that claim to cook multiple cuisines both have something in common – the food is OK but often nothing to write home about. A trio of entrepreneurs in Detroit, Michigan have come up with a solution to this – a shipping container complex of local restaurants serving their own specialised…


How Shipping Containers Changed the World


As you read this, more than 20 million shipping containers are plying the world’s oceans. We see them everywhere, whether as rusting storage sheds, beautiful mansions or on the highways and motorways of the world as they go from customer to seaport. Less than a lifetime ago, shipping containers were only a concept, yet due…


Could Shipping Container Farms Save Humanity?


Tesla and SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said in late 2016, there are two ‘fundamental paths’ humanity can take: “One is that we stay on Earth forever and then there will be an inevitable extinction event,” he said. “The alternative is to become a spacefaring civilisation, and a multi-planetary species.” Musk has taken the first step…


Shipping Container Holiday Inn Opens in UK


Shipping container architecture has a number of great benefits that can result in a high quality building fitted out to top standards and built in very little time indeed. The Holiday Inn chain recognised this and built a 220 room Holiday Inn Express beside an exhibition and entertainment venue in Manchester, England, that was due to…


SideArm: Bringing Fire to the Enemy in a Shipping Container


Whatever you think of the United States projecting their strength around the world, they sometimes come up with some pretty cool gadgets to make this happen. The US military research lab DARPA’s newest toy is the SideArm, a launching and recovery system for unmanned drones, that fits inside the footprint of a 20ft shipping container…