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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. Their...

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Conex Boxes Transformed into Police Boxes

Corten steel shipping containers of all sizes have been repurposed into an incredible range of uses by enterprising architects and interior designers all over the world, but even we were surprised when we spotted police forces getting in on the act. Conex boxes have now...

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The US Port of Savannah Expands to Handle the Largest Shipping Container Vessels

The east coast Port of Savannah, operated by the Georgia Ports Authority, has grown over the decades to claim the title of largest single shipping container terminal in the US. It’s also one of the most important destinations and busiest in the global shipping container...

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Blockchain Technology Could Resurrect The Shipping Container Industry

It’s no secret that the $150 billion global shipping industry has been under immense pressure since the financial crisis of 2008, forcing operators to develop increasingly creative methods of streamlining costs and improving efficiency. A look into Blockchain Technology has allowed industry bosses to explore...

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The Art of Steel Shipping Containers

London, England is soon to boast one of the world’s most exciting arts facilities. Whilst the city is already home to established, world renowned art galleries, showing everything from old masters to contemporary sculpture, “Silvertown Studios” will become home to 151 artists’ studios constructed from...

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Book A Shipping Container as Your Library!

If you happened to be looking for the perfect weather-proof, air-conditioned space in which to store books, a shipping container probably wouldn't spring to mind as an obvious solution. However, these flexible boxes, most of which are built in China from impregnable Corten steel, have been...

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Businesses in Conex Boxes Springing Up Across The USA

Steel shipping containers continue to provide fast, modular solutions to building new businesses in Conex Boxes across the US. A glut of decommissioned Conex boxes that have come to the end of their average 20 to 25-year lifespan in the haulage business, ensures that there...

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Shipping Container Architecture Fulfilling Its Potential

Across the Atlantic, in Ireland, the dire economic climate has put owning your their own homes far out of the reach of many. This has forced homeowners, architects and property developers to come up with fresh solutions and view the problem from a different angle....

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Fully Functioning Clinical Suites In Shipping Containers

The great thing about shipping containers, built from robust Corten steel, is that they were designed from the start to be both portable and intermodal. The latter means they can be transferred seamlessly between ships, trains and trucks without the time and labour costs of...

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Shipping containers Across America