The introduction of the standard shipping container in the early 1956 by the inventor, Malcolm McLean completely changed freight transportation replacing manual labour with highly automated container vessels carrying thousands of standard 40’ container. Loaded and unloaded of a ‘dazzling speed’.
The first shipping container were manufactured by Europe and Japan. Later, Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan – accounting for about 90% of all shipping container production.
Not many years later after the container was widely used, China geared up to become what it is today as”The workshop of the world”.Millions of tons of “Made in China” goods find their way to the west all in standard shipping container.