World in a Box

A short film celebrating the 50th Anniversary of International Container Services into Australia.

This short film:

  • provides a permanent record of the 50th anniversary of the first international door-to-door container service that arrived in Australia in March 1969
  • outlines the development of containerisation in Australia during the subsequent 50 years
  • provides a look to the future of shipping with advances in technology
  • offers an insight for training of personnel in the international trade and transport industry by demonstrating the role played by international shipping in everyday life in the 21st Century.
The 2019 Container Project Committee was formed by a group of former senior Australian shipping executives keen to celebrate this important milestone. World in a Box was officially launched by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment on 22 October 2019.

Supporters/Partners:

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Australian International Trade and Transport Industry Development Fund (ITDF)
  • Fletcher International Exports
  • Maersk
  • Patrick Terminals
  • Port Authority of NSW
  • Shipping Australia
  • Rounding Up
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)
  • Australian International Trade and Transport Industry Development Fund (ITDF)
  • Fletcher International Exports
  • Maersk
  • Patrick Terminals
  • Port Authority of NSW
  • Shipping Australia
  • Rounding Up
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