Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

22 October 2019

Fifty years ago, the first purpose-built container ship to visit Australia, the Encounter Bay, called into Fremantle and Melbourne. In the decades since, container shipping has revolutionised Australia’s trade with the world.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today welcomed the launch of the short film ‘World in a Box’ commemorating the anniversary in Australia’s trade history.

Media release: Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

Watch the film: World in a Box

Last Updated: 23 October 2019