Will “The Box” tell us more about the nature of Globalisation and trade today?

The BBC is following a shipping container around the world. It’s been sprayed with the BBC’s colours and will be tracked as it makes its way from port to port. Shipping containers revolutionised the way that goods are transported around the world and the nature of the ships and docks which handled them, including their surrounding communities. You can track the BBC Box here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/business/2008/the_box/default.stm

You can read about the history of the humble shipping container here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4943382.stm

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