As of this moment there are roughly 20 million containers crossing the world.
A lot of power
A container ship engine has about 1,000 times more power than a family car.
Average cost of shipping
To give you an example of how much it costs to ship something, a bicycle would be roughly 10 dollars while a soda can would be less than a penny.
Huge source of revenue
Economically speaking, the shipping industry is enormous. In the United Kingdom, it accounts for more of the GDP than restaurants, takeaway food, and civil engineering combined.
Shipping is so big in fact that it constitutes roughly 90 percent of the world’s trade.