The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-12-15T22:31:20Z Naval Cadets Get a Secure Storage Upgrade 2014-12-15T22:31:20Z naval-cadets-get-a-secure-storage-upgrade Brisbane, QLD, Australia - 16 December, 2014 Earlier in the year the crew from the Training Ship Walrus were facing a series of break-ins and needed to increase the on site storage security security. Local business Gateway Container Sales & Hire came to the rescue with a 20 foot, secure, lockable shipping container. Pledging to upgrade the container free of charge once the Gateway Facebook page increased its likes, they were able to deliver a brand new 40 foot container on the 12th of December.   The Cadets do not qualify for State or Federal funding from the Government, so every little bit of community support counts for this next generation of youth leaders. A cause that local Brisbane based companies such as Gateway Container Sales & Hire are only too happy to support. Transportation was provided by the team at Seaspray Haulage who were able to deliver the 40 foot container to the TS Walrus site and return the 20 foot container in an hour. Seaspray utilised one of their fleet of side loading trucks to get the containers in and out of the tight spaces, impressing Carmel Hiscock - President of the TS Walrus Committee with their driving skills. "It's great to see the 40ft container delivered to TS Walrus before the Christmas break. We know how important secure storage is, especially over the festive season," said Mark Finnegan, CEO, Gateway Container Sales & Hire. The shipping container’s strong construction from weatherproof, corten steel added an extra layer of security to the Naval Cadet’s premises - which is incredibly important when trying to protect the training tools that the non profit has worked so hard to acquire. Graffitti on the rear of the 20ft container being removed showed that their premises are still being targeted by thieves and vandals, so this means secure storage is especially important just before Christmas. With the extra storage of the 40ft container, one of the smaller storage sheds can now be transformed into a classroom for the cadets. About the Australian Navy Cadets:The Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) is a provider of youth development experiences that is sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy. The ANC builds teamwork and leadership skills in youth utilising adventure and maritime activities including camping, water sports and team challenges. ANC learn to sail, navigate, as well as increase their skills in everything from IT to communications, cooking and first aid. For more information visit the ANC website at: http://www.navycadets.gov.au/ About Gateway Container Sales & Hire: With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is an leader in the industry for providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers to local Australian customers. For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit their website: http://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/ Shipping Containers Help Family Who Lost Everything in House Fire 2014-11-06T22:34:02Z shipping-containers-help-family-who-lost-everything-in-house-fire On October 20th, 2014 the Axam family of Alkoomie in Wynumm suffered a tragic loss as their house was burned down, losing almost all of their belongings except for a coin collection and some family photos. This family of Mum, Dad, Son, two Daughters and three Grandkids were all sharing the family home together when the incident occurred. Since the fire the local community has rallied around to support them, including local shipping container business – Gateway Container Sales & Hire. Originally the family was only able to accept money, perishable goods and gift cards due to restrictions from their insurance, but were later able to accept donations of household goods that are so critical in rebuilding their life and returning to normalcy. Thanks to the influx of public support, they now required something to store all of these donations from friendly community members. Gateway Container Sales & Hire provided them with a 20 foot shipping container, free of charge for up to 8 weeks to securely store their belongings, which will be located at the Bayside Police Youth Citizens Club. Gateway were contacted by Constable Christina Bowden, who had originally tried to source a container from a competitor – but was not able to contact them, contacting Gateway instead. Gateway was only too happy to oblige, offering the family eight weeks free of charge, even though the container will only be required for three weeks due to them being approved for a rental house. "We understand that in emergency situations, time is of the essence and a quick response is essential. We pride ourselves on timely delivery, so helping out with the recovery effort in a very short time frame was no problem for our team," said Roy Finnegan, Gateway Container Sales. According to Constable Christiana, this provided the family with great security and “Roy was great, very obliging and helped us out straight away”. The family would like to thank all of the emergency services and public who have been so generous, Gateway included. To contribute towards the family please visit their Facebook group – Alkoomie Street Fire Appeal. About PCYC Bayside: The Police-Citizens Youth Club Bayside is located in Lota and is a Not for Profit organisation that aims to enhance our community through youth development. This is encouraged through a caring environment with a wide range of activities for all ages. PCYC Bayside was first established in 1966 as Wynnum. Since opening our doors, we have almost 1,900 members and average over 6,000 attendances a month. For more information visit their Facebook page here. About Gateway Container Sales & Hire: With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is a leader in the industry, providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers Australia wide. For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit their website: http://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/ Shipping Containers Help Combat Child Poverty & Neglect in Myanmar 2014-10-22T22:49:38Z shipping-containers-help-combat-child-poverty-amp-neglect-in-myanmar Brisbane, QLD, Australia - 23 October, 2014 Brisbane based community charity organisation MyKids aims to send three or more shipping containers full of health, school and office supplies to help support youth in need in Myanmar every year. They are able to do this with the continued help and support of Brisbane based shipping container company - Gateway Container Sales and Hire. Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is located to the west of Thailand. It has over 32 percent of its population living under the poverty line, with high levels of infant mortality and mothers dying during childbirth. Organisations such as MyKids help through providing much needed medical supplies as well as educating locals to understand the basics of nutrition, sanitation and home remedies.   "It was great to see one of our containers painted so creatively and being used for such a worthy cause. As a family owned business, Gateway is happy to lend a hand to local organisations helping other communities," said Roy Finnegan, Gateway Container Sales & Hire. Goods such as children’s clothing, school books, crutches and wheelchairs are in short supply and are desperately needed by the charity along with monetary donations. These are used in a variety of programmes such as: The Andrews Youth Development Centre: This centre houses over 100 children between the ages of 3 and 17 at any one time.  These children come from some of the most impoverished communities in the area and many have little or no families. MyKids child sponsorship project is based here and is run in collaboration with Global Development Group under AusAid. The Health and Medical Project: Runs seminars that educates and equips locals with the information they need to keep their families healthy and safe. Through a partnership with One Health Organisation over half a million dollars of nutritional supplements have been distributed to those in need.                            Kids in Homes: In collaboration with the Global Development Group, this project aims to keep children in their family homes. Families are educated about health, farming and parenting through local schools. About the MyKids Australia Inc.: MyKids is an incorporated society run by volunteers who have visited poverty stricken Myanmar and who are committed to improving the skills and health of children. MyKids is non denominational and works with churches across the Brisbane region to fundraise for the everyday needs of these children. Donations of products or cash are always appreciated and will be sent to Myanmar via shipping container. For more information phone (0421) 786 849 or  visit their website: http://www.myanmarkids.org/. About Gateway Container Sales & Hire: With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is a leader in the industry, providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers Australia wide. For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit their website: http://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/ Brisbane Container Business Firm Supports Local School 2014-10-09T01:27:30Z brisbane-container-business-firm-supports-local-school Wooloowin State School turned 100 on the 15th September and Gateway Container Sales was there to help them celebrate. With such an important occasion, the school was in need of some extra storage space. Gateway Container Sales provided a twenty foot container to the school for a week - free of charge. This additional space was exactly what the school required to safely store tables, chairs and school equipment during their refurbishment and school gala. Space that came in handy when the school band needed the room to perform indoors to their crowd of eager fans. "We were happy to provide the container to the school for free, as we know how hard it can be to keep items safe during refurbishments. As a family owned business, Gateway often lends a hand to the organisations helping kids and families of our local communities," said Roy Finnegan, Gateway Container Sales & Hire. The gala, which lasted three days, was host to past and present students and staff who came from around the region to share their memories of the last 100 years of education at the school.  Parents and students were able to enjoy rides, taste fresh produce and yummy treats from the school garden and wide variety of homemade sweets and smoothies. Student’s could test their aim with a wet sponge (the principal was a good sport and acted as the target) or test their bravery in the haunted house. A special book was also available that celebrated the schools' 100 years of history. A wonderful memento for students and families to treasure and reminisce about their time at the school. About the Wooloowin State School: Students have the opportunity to be involved in a range of extra-curricular activities which include a choir, recorder marching band and underwater hockey in the school pool. The school has a strong instrumental music program and students in Years 5, 6 and 7 take part in interschool sport. The school has a commitment to being a green school, undertaking many environmental initiatives to reduce its environmental footprint. For more information visit their website at: https://wooloowinss.eq.edu.au/ About Gateway Container Sales & Hire: With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is a leader in the industry, providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers Australia wide. For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit their website: http://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/ Brisbane Container Business Firm Supports Aussie Navy 2014-07-08T01:37:07Z brisbane-container-business-firm-supports-aussie-navy [Brisbane, Australia, 8 July 2014] The crew of the Australian Navy Cadets training ship Walrus faced a series of break-ins earlier this year, and needed to increase the security of their on site storage. Gateway Container Sales & Hire came to the rescue with a 20 foot, secure shipping container with lockbox. "The skills learnt in the Navy, such as leadership, discipline and teamwork are a huge asset for all areas in work and life. Instilling these values in teens aged between 12 - 20 is a community investment in a better future for both them, and whomever they come into contact with. Gateway is looking forward to upgrading their shipping container to a 40ft, helping to maintain the efforts of TS Walrus to ensure that their equipment stays secure and that no valuable resources are lost via theft," said Roy Finnegan, General Manager, Gateway Container Sales & Hire. The Navy Cadets are a great way for youth to learn essential skills, but as they are a non-profit and completely volunteer organisation, they require the help and support of the local Brisbane community. Currently the Training Ship Walrus is looking for new and innovative ways to source funding and support for projects and upgrades required for the property, such as the upgrade and installation of new fire doors to ensure that their dormitories are safe. The Cadets do not qualify for State or Federal funding from the Government, so every little bit of community support counts for this next generation of youth leaders. A cause that local Brisbane based companies such as Gateway Container Sales & Hire are only too happy to support. The strong, weather proof, corten steel construction of a shipping container adds an extra level of security to the non-profit organisation’s premises, and helps to protect the training tools that they have worked so hard for. “Good luck to them trying to cut through a shipping container!” said Lieutenant Tracey Hagan, Australian Navy Cadets. This secure container, located behind fencing that was cut in a previous break in attempt, houses the Cadets’ powerboats, and in the future will be expanded to securely house all of the Cadets’ training equipment when they are off site. What can you do to support the Australian Navy Cadets? Gateway Container Sales & Hire has pledged to upgrade the container that they have provided to the Australian Navy cadets from a 20 footer to a 40 footer free of charge. To help make this happen visit the Gateway Containers Facebook page and click like. About the Australian Navy Cadets The Australian Navy Cadets (ANC) is a provider of youth development experiences that is sponsored by the Royal Australian Navy. The ANC builds teamwork and leadership skills in youth utilising adventure and maritime activities including camping, water sports and team challenges. ANC learn to sail, navigate, as well as increase their skills in everything from IT to communications, cooking and first aid.  For more information visit the ANC website. About Gateway Container Sales & Hire With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is an leader in the industry for providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers to local Australian customers. For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit Gateway Container Sales. Brisbane Container Business Helps with Mosquito Eradication Efforts 2014-04-28T01:25:56Z brisbane-container-business-helps-with-mosquito-eradication-efforts-1 Brisbane, QLD, Australia - 28 April, 2014 Recent warm weather and rainfall has resulted in an outbreak of mosquitos in and around Brisbane. Gateway Container Sales & Hire have done their part to help the local Moreton Bay Regional Council & Brisbane City Council in their aerial spraying efforts. The spraying effort targeted mosquito larvae so not to harm local wildlife and covered an area of at least 1700Ha of land. Two helicopters were used to ensure coverage. Gateway Containers have provided four modified dangerous goods containers ranging from ten to twenty feet in size. These containers have been customised specifically for the purpose and Brisbane’s climate using a customised false roof for additional airflow and a cream, ceramic based paint from Insuladd to help keep the chemicals at a consistent temperature. "Mosquitoes in Queensland are bad enough without the rain and heat. So we were more than happy to help out with a mass eradication effort!" said Roy Finnegan, General Manager, Gateway Container Sales & Hire. Gateway’s dangerous goods containers conform to all national and state regulations as well as statutory regulations for the transportation and storage of dangerous goods. This allowed the Moreton Bay Regional Council to store their chemicals safely and securely while undertaking the aerial spraying programme. Why are mosquitoes a public health risk? Mosquitoes have been known to carry various diseases in Queensland including Dengue Fever, Ross River Fever and Barmah Forest Virus. Rarer mosquito borne illnesses include Murray Valley encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis and Malaria where outbreaks are caused after a mosquito has bitten an infected person, who has become infected overseas. Any cases should be referred to your local GP immediately. What can local residents do to help? Local residents can do their bit to prevent mosquitoes breeding in their back yards by removing sources of standing water such as buckets, tires or bird baths which allow larvae to breed. Special care should be taken to avoid mosquitoes around sunset including the use of DEET based repellents, burning mosquito coils or citronella candles. About Gateway Container Sales & Hire: With over 20 years in the business, Gateway Container Sales & Hire is an leader in the industry for providing high quality, competitively priced new and second hand shipping containers to local Australian customers.  For more information phone (07) 3348 6463 or visit their website: Gateway Container Sales.