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First Ever Shipping Container Stadium to Be Built in Qatar

An architectural masterpiece and a beacon of both sustainability and innovative design, Qatar’s third World Cup stadium is set to become the world’s first ever shipping container stadium to be built in Qatar (located in Ras Abu Aboud). This $200 billion-dollar project will highlight the vision of...

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Surprising Ways Shipping Containers Are Being Used Today

Versatile and durable, shipping containers have more to offer than simply serving as a mode of transport for goods and materials. In fact, they have become a popular modern design trend, from residential applications to office spaces and storefronts. As more people discover the benefits...

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American Architect Inspires with Montana Container Home

The use of shipping containers for both commercial and residential building projects has been becoming a part of mainstream architecture in Australia for years. From a stunning luxury container home to portable pop-up shops, builders have been finding unique ways to use these ultra-durable steel...

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World’s Largest Port Trials Container Automation

Containerisation transformed the global economy just over six decades ago by making the movement of cargo long distances an easier, faster and cheaper process. It was a revolution of efficiency, inspired by a trucking entrepreneur from North Carolina in the USA in the late 1950s. ...

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Port of Philadelphia Breaks Its Shipping Container Handling Records

  The Port of Philadelphia may not spring to mind as one of the busiest in the US but it is fast approaching the Top 20 and growing year on year. In August 2017, PhilaPort (as it was rebranded earlier this year) set a new local...

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RECYCLED STEEL SHIPPING CONTAINERS MAKE REMARKABLE RETAIL UNITS

It’s tough to make a case for corrugated steel shipping containers being beautiful but they can certainly be converted into striking and novel retail units that stand out in a crowded marketplace. They can also be constructed at relatively low cost, in comparison to conventional...

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Planned ‘Starburst’ Container Home Pushes the Envelope in Shipping Container Architecture

Our blogs have showcased some incredibly striking and innovative shipping container architecture over the past few months but the 'starburst-design' container home project must be one of the most remarkable yet. Officially dubbed the 'Joshua Tree Residence', this remarkable 2,100-square-foot dwelling will eventually sit incongruously...

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Intermodal Rail Freight Remains Vital to the Global Shipping Industry

There is a great deal of focus on the transportation of goods by specialized container ships, but first those consignments need to find their way to the docks. This task is accomplished by using an intermodal rail freight network and huge fleets of large trucks....

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The World’s Busiest Shipping Container Ports

Since the first fully intermodal, steel shipping container was launched, over 60 years ago, by US trucking entrepreneur Malcolm P McLean, this revolutionary method of haulage has grown exponentially and is now responsible for safely transporting  the majority of international cargo. The world’s busiest shipping...

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What Do Steel Shipping Containers Actually Carry?

The world's many Corten steel shipping containers (a recent estimate put the figure at 20 million) carry an extraordinary range of everyday and exotic goods. These truck-sized Conex boxes, which can be over 50-foot in length, have revolutionised international trade over the past 60 years....

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