World in a Box is 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.

Launched by the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on 22 October 2019.

“This film serves as an important reminder of the impact the shipping container has had not just on the transport industry, but our entire economy.” said Mr Birmingham. “I am pleased that this film will raise awareness about the importance and benefits of trade and what the technology of containerisation has brought all Australians.”