20 ways the Shipping Container took over the world

As we all know, shipping containers are widely used in today’s global age, however, not many people know about their origins and how something as simple as a shipping container could have such a profound impact on the world.

Containerhomeplans, have recently produced an infographic named 20 Ways The Shipping Container Took Over The World, which details exactly how shipping containers have become so popular. For instance did you know that as you are reading this text over 20 million shipping containers are travelling across the ocean? And that the United States is the second largest exported of containerized cargo in the world!

Shipping containers have grown from a point where in 1955, 0% of cargo was shipped in containers to today where 90% of everything you purchase has been transported within a container. Take a look at the infographic below to learn even more interesting facts about these humble containers.

 

20 Ways The Shipping Container Took Over The World InfographicCourtesy of: containerhomeplans.org