Patented: History of Inventions

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Shipping Containers

Season 1, Ep. 41

90% of everything you own arrived by sea.


And there’s one invention to thank above all else – the humble shipping container.


Today on Patented we’re joined by Rose George - journalist and author of the book Deep Sea and Foreign Going about her experience of spending five weeks on board a container ship.


Who do we have to thank for the modern shipping container?


Which country provides a quarter of the world’s merchant seamen?


Batten down the hatches and man the riggings as we set course for another edition of Patented.


The episode was produced by Freddy Chick & edited by Joseph Knight

 

The senior producer is Charlotte Long

 

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