90% of everything you own arrived by sea.
And there’s one invention to thank above all else – the humble shipping container.
Today on Patented we’re joined by Rose George - journalist and author of the book Deep Sea and Foreign Going about her experience of spending five weeks on board a container ship.
Who do we have to thank for the modern shipping container?
Which country provides a quarter of the world’s merchant seamen?
Batten down the hatches and man the riggings as we set course for another edition of Patented.
The episode was produced by Freddy Chick & edited by Joseph Knight
The senior producer is Charlotte Long