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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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Outside the Box: The Shipping Container Revolution

This infographic article provides an insight into the shipping container revolution detailing some of the many impressive buildings which have been created from shipping containers around the world.. It also offers the pros and cons of building with shipping containers as well as some tips from architecture and environmental experts..

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Reefer Container

What is a reefer container and how does it work..??

A REEFER CONTAINER is a short form for REFRIGERATED CONTAINER.

Simply put, reefer containers are big fridges that are used to transport temperature controlled cargoes such as fruits, meat, fish, seafood, vegetables, dairy and also also other non-food products such as flowers, pharmaceuticals and film..

Some cargoes may need to be shipped chilled or frozen or in controlled + temperatures. Reefer containers have the ability to maintain the cargo at the required temperatures for the duration of the transit from Point A to Point B.

How does a reefer container work..??

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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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How to know a shipping container is in good condition

New and used shipping containers today are big business, and pricing competition is fierce! Here’s how to know if a shipping container is in a condition that will meet your requirements.

New and used shipping containers are finding their way into today’s popular culture and are becoming widely accepted as home and office building materials.

No longer are they viewed as a poor man’s shelter from the pages of Steinbeck’s “Grapes of Wrath” or only for use as an emergency shelter, but instead, they are climbing the pages of haute couture architecture magazines and home builder service offerings.

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New ruling for transport of high cube container in South Africa

High Cube Container – an innocuous steel container of 40′ x 8′ x 9’6″ is once again in the news in South Africa..

Some of you in South Africa may recall that in 2009, the Department of Transport in South Africa (DoT) implemented a ban on the transportation of high cube containers on the country’s roads..

This ban was however revoked within a matter of days..

Well, the DoT seems to be at it again, but this time, it is targeting the trailers that are carrying these high cube containers..

FTW has published below article and has also asked the below question on its LinkedIn Group

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Is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..??

The introduction of the freight container revolutionised the carriage of cargo in the supply chain, permitting large volumes of cargo to be lifted from ships without the need for slings, nets or platforms. But the container brought its own problems that did not at first manifest themselves.

The system is fundamentally reliant on the integrity of parts that may not regularly be scrutinised in operation.

But, is the current inspection regime for containers good enough..?? Read the discussion from TT Club..

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Reefer container Pre-Trip Inspection (PTI)

This article poses some questions from a reader about PTI..

How long is a PTI valid for a Reefer unit..??
If PTI period has expired can unit be released without RE-PTI
Is PRE-COOL an alternate to PTI ?
Who will be responsible for shipment without PTI

Answers inside..

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