An infographic released by Container Home Plans shows the 20 ways in which the shipping container took over the world, analysing the logistics process before shipping containers were invented, right the way up to the present day.
PTI previously reported 10 unknown facts about the shipping container, including its origins and the number of shipping containers active in the supply chain.
According to the infographic, labour, loss of time and damage to cargo constituted 60-75% of costs before the shipping container came into mass production.
Malcolm McClean, an American entrepreneur, introduced the shipping container to world trade after discovering that this box could be loaded and unloaded onto ships via trucks; a decision that would significantly lower costs and spark globalisation.
The shipping container has since been used for a number of purposes, from building homes to providing a space for quick and efficient lab-testing.
See below for the infographic:
(Source: Container Home Plans)