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20 ways the shipping container has taken over the world

In today’s shipping environment, nothing is more popular than the ubiquitous container.. You have read several articles in this blog about the freight container that apart from being used in shipping, is very widely being used for many other types of activities.. Recently I came across an infographic that outlined 20 ways in which the…

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Why Do I Want to Live in a Shipping Container ?

Shipping containers are progressing into the mainstream as alternative home and office construction building materials.

Used shipping containers make for excellent building materials; modular, easily assembled, durable, and they can drastically cut down time and labour requirements for any building project.

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When is a container considered as Over weight..??

When is a container considered as Over Weight..?? A good question from a reader of this blog..

Over loading of containers with disregard to the safety of the people handling the containers is quite prevalent and needs to be contained for the safety of everyone concerned..

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Is it a TEU or FEU..??

  Remember the famous question “Is it a bird, is it a plane……….” Well thought i would share something like that, only here, the question is, Is it a TEU or FEU.. Below is an article about an innovative concept relating to freight containers reblogged from Mike Poverello’s Blog.. The process of coupling as shown…

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When and where must an export container be weighed..??

Weighing of containers has been a bone of contention for many years for many shipping lines and the arguments for and against continue.. Below is the latest article from Lloyds Loading List which raises the question.. “Where in the transport or supply chain should the export container be weighed and the actual weight ascertained”..?? What…

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Opening doors, when things are not so easy – we are talking about freight container doors

An interesting article about a seemingly easy and innocuous activity like opening a door.. But when you relate it to a freight container, you can see the importance that it holds.. Car manufacturers may advertise the reassuring ‘clunk’ when a car door is shut and we would generally expect to open a car door with…

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Do your container fleets meet the latest safety standards?

The TT Club addresses this issue in great detail as per their article below.. The safety of containers was initially addressed when there were tens of thousands of units. Now, some 45 years later, there are tens of millions in circulation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been reviewing the processes associated with the Convention…

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