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YMCA ‘mYPads’ container accommodation for those in need

Initiative from the YMCA called ‘mYPads’ allows shelter for the homeless and those in need using shipping containers
Containers can be used for a wide range of purposes even for providing shelter and accommodation for homeless people and those who need it. The Forest YMCA, Walthamstow, charity was granted £645,000 from

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The Largest Container Ship in the world

Container ships can ship more than 17’000 containers per shipment and this one is bigger than the Titanic
Meet the Triple-E Maersk container ship – the huge container ship that is almost twice as long as the Titanic and are 5 times longer than an Airbus 380.The Ultra Large Container Vessels

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The pop-up shipping containers with an innovative twist

Meet Humanihut, the pop-up shipping containers providing emergency shelter for those in need
Emergency shelter for those in need across the world, from war torn areas, natural disasters, poverty and more, is an essential and philanthropic method to help those who need it the most. Humanihut, founded by Neale Sutton, was

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The Coca-Cola Ekocenters made using shipping containers

Meet the shipping container Ekocenters that are built to provide clean water for those in need
The Ekocenters are off-the-scale, modular designed stations, constructed out of standard 20ft shipping containers. The Ekocenters help empower the people they serve, giving them connectivity, offering jobs, skills and services, while also promoting environmental incentives, such

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The world’s largest container ships

Container ships are fundamental to the shipping container industry and have increased in size over the past 50 years
While most of us understandably don’t really take much notice of container ships and shipping containers in our everyday lives, it is important to remember that like the plane, automobile or cell

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Meet the shipping container enterprise village

Shipping containers can be used for so many projects and endeavours including an enterprise and innovation village…..
Mr Kahn already owns the site and said he initially wanted to begin with 25 to 30 shipping containers to kick-start the project, with more shipping containers to be used. Mr Kahn has expressed

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The shipping container used for schools

Remarkable shipping container conversion used as a portable school for children in Africa
Some uses for shipping containers really do turn heads for all of the right reasons and this shipping container school project in Africa is certainly one of them.
Johannesburg-based company Architecture for a change constructed a community centre and

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The shipping container bank conversion

A shipping container converted into a bank, now that’s impressive
Take a look at this usage of a shipping container, it’s amazing how flexible containers are. A branch in a box? What would you do if you had a used shipping container? Some people have actually converted these containers into housing, storage

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Plan for Port of Amsterdam to reduce emissions

The Port of Amsterdam plans to reduce emissions by 50% by the year 2030
The Paris Climate Pact will begin in 2020 and sees nations from all over the world agreeing to follow the pact. There was a blow to the pact recently when in June 2017 Donald Trump announced that

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How to maintain your shipping container

Shipping containers are ideal for many reasons from storing your personal or business goods, shipping goods overseas and transporting your household goods when moving home. They can even be used for bars, shops and even homes!
Containers can last up to 30 years and there are certain things that you can

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The shipping container dolphin viewing platform

Seeing dolphins are on many people’s wish lists around the world and now you can view them from shipping containers
If you’ve ever seen dolphins before you’ll know that it is a one of a kind experience. Destinations such as Florida’s Sea World and resorts offer great opportunities to see the

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Shakespeare’s Globe remade out of shipping containers

Where art thou shipping container? Shakespeare’s famous Globe has a remarkable remake with containers
William Shakespeare was a famous poet, playwright and actor and wrote some of the most popular and famous play’s in the world from Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet. His works have spanned the entire globe and are

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The séance in a shipping container

Meet the eerie 40ft shipping container in Melbourne, Australia that has a spooky twist
There have been a growing number of creative uses for shipping containers over the past few years with units being used for a variety of unique projects. These range from container bars, offices, restaurants, homes, spas and

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Meet the shipping container Pub with a difference

Have a pint in an award winning shipping container pub
Blandford brewers Hall & Woodhouse are a successful award winning container pub after winning the impressive CAMRA Pub Design Award. The award has not been made since 2007 but the brewery’s unique design and construction incorporating 28 recycled shipping containers convinced

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The unique benefits of shipping containers

Shipping containers are ideal for so many reasons and can be great for many creative projects
Shipping containers are large metal containers that ship goods around the world and store items. The container has revolutionised trade, shipping and commerce ever since pioneering inventor Malcom McLean invented the shipping container back in

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The Success of Brighton’s Shipping Container Homes

Brighton’s shipping container home project has been a tremendous success over the past few years
Shipping container homes are a hugely popular trend at the moment and the container home project in Brighton to help homeless people in need has been a great success.
Some of the residents of the converted shipping

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The urban garden built using shipping containers

Plans are underway for the world’s largest shipping container garden to be built in Newcastle upon Tyne
We’ve seen a huge variety of shipping container uses ranging from bars, art galleries; pop up shops, restaurants and even spas over the years. The shipping container really is a diverse product that is

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The Uxbridge Shipping Container Hotel

Shipping containers are being used more frequently as hotels, offices and homes and this hotel in Uxbridge is very impressive
There are various shipping container hotels around the UK ranging from Holiday Inns container hotel in Manchester and Travel Lodges container hotel in Uxbridge. This, as much as they look and

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Temperature containers help climate change project

British Antarctic Survey use temperature controlled containers for climate research
Scientists at the Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey have been shipping back samples from the Antarctic Peninsula for 35 years. But with limited space in their own chilled laboratories the best option for storing the melting process is a temperature controlled container!

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The shipping containers lost at sea

Hundreds of shipping containers on average are lost at sea every single year; can anything be done to prevent this?
Shipping containers are one of the most highly used cargo to travel the seven seas transporting products and goods from one country to another. In fact shipping containers are arguably the most

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Living in a shipping container

Would you live in a shipping container? With many benefits such as cost-effectiveness and ease of transportation container homes can be a great choice for a living space
Living in shipping containers, yep that’s right you did read that correctly. It may sound rather bizarre to most people, quite understandably, that you

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What would you do with your shipping container?

From container bars, offices and more – the shipping container really is a creative tool 
There are many reasons to buy a shipping container and even more uses for one when you have it. From general storage space and transporting goods from one location to another, the main purpose that the shipping

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Plans for a container marketplace in Woolwich

After the success of initiatives like Boxpark Shoreditch plans for a new shopping area utilising shipping containers are underway for Woolwich, London
Have you heard of Boxpark before? Boxpark is a unique and successful shopping area in London, one location at Shoreditch and one at Croydon, that is made entirely out

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The shipping container Micro Farms

This is a fantastic initiative that utilises shipping containers as Micro Farm units. There really is so much that you can do with shipping containers!
Farm from a Box is a modified shipping container with a built-in WiFi, irrigation system, solar panels, weather tracking devices, batteries and more. It also contains

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Glasgow’s shipping container student accommodation complex

Shipping containers have been used to create an impressive student accommodation complex in Glasgow, Scotland
We have seen all kinds of creative and even bizarre uses for shipping containers ranging from container living spaces for the homeless, container office blocks, spa’s and even portable swimming pools (now that is impressive). One

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