For all of our ability to fly through the skies, the highest volume of cargo is still shipped by sea. It is the lifeblood of trade around the world and has been for centuries.
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Shipping containers come in a range of standard sizes, with their length often quoted in feet. Most containers are the same width, and there are two common heights, a general purpose or high cube variant. More about that later.
International shipping makes up around 90% of the global trade in goods, transporting a vast variety of items around the world from port to port. We have collected data of the world's biggest container ships operating.