Back in 1950’s a man by the name of Malcom McLean invented the first shipping container. Ever since then it’s revolutionised the way the world deals with international trade. In 1970 several different types of containers were standardised and they are now industry standard all around the world. They are the 20ft and 40ft containers. A standard 20ft or 40ft container are the most commonly used type of container in the market. You can learn more about the parameters of these shipping containers here.There are now a range of variations to these standard containers, these include flat racks, open top containers, double door containers, refrigerated containers, side door containers, and several other unique variants