| 19 March 2015

Shipped: Container architecture in Central Asia

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Standardised 40 ft shipping containers are everywhere in Kyrgyzstan. Goods from China and elsewhere are increasingly imported in such containers and, as there is little Kyrgyzstan would export to China, they are usually sold on spot rather than transported back. In 2013, the price of an empty shipping container in Bishkek was around USD 1,200. In 2014, however, prices tumbled. In anticipation of increasing customs fees related to Kyrgyzstan’s planned accession to the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, traders began to stock supplies for the future. The resulting additional supply of empty containers made them even cheaper. (…)

See: www.theotherimage.com/shipped/