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A container represents a tool that creates either a fully enclosed space or partly enclosed space, which is used containing, storing, protecting and transporting certain items or materials. The term container is mostly used when it is made of materials that possess durability.

History of containers

In the human history, containers have been used for more than 500,000 years, and the first ones were probably invented for the storage of food, and they were made of objects that were collected in nature,for example, hollow gourds. Later, as people evolved, they started making containers by weaving, carving wood, and from the clay.

As the human technology evolved, so did the containers. With the use of new materials, people invented glass bottles. The earliest examples of glass bottles were made in the first millennium before Christ,by Phoenicians, and they were used for holding perfume. Glass bottles became standard sized, and used as retail containers at the beginning of the 18th century.

In 1812, two Englishmen, Bryan Donkin and John Hall, made the first ever commercial canning factory in London, and by the end of the next year,they started producing tin cans that were used for storing food for the Royal Navy.

On the other hand, larger scaled containers that would be used for the transport of huge amounts of goods were still a problem in that period, because the already existing wooden containers used at that time,were breakable and they usually knew to leak. It was in the 1950s, when the first standardized steel shipping containers were made, and they became omnipresent in a very short period.

With the development of computer technology, it became possible to produce highly specialized types of containers as well as container arrangements, and also to create form-fitting labels for the containers that came in shapes that were not standardized.

Types of containers

Although today there are countless types, shapes, sizes and materials used for the making of containers, There are 4 basic types in which all the containers can be classified:

Ceramic cylindrical

These types of containers include: Clay made Amphoras, Glass Bottles, and Glass Jars.


These types of containers include: Wooden barrels, Metall Cans, and Drums.


These types of containers include: Boxes, Crates, Wooden boxes and Lift-vans

Shipping containers

These types of containers include: Corrugated fiberboard made boxes, Intermodal containers, which are more known as cargo and ship containers, an industry standard Intermodal type of container size known as a 20ft equivalent unit,Intermidiate and Flexible intermediate bulk containers, and in the end, the crate looking Unit load devices.
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