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Container – the box that changed the world

In 2017 we proudly partnered with the Australian National Maritime Museum to develop a free, outdoor and educational interactive exhibition – Container, ‘The Box That Changed the World.’

Housed entirely within six shipping containers each with a specific theme – Ship, Cargo, Port, Ocean, Build and Things, the exhibition invites visitors from our communities to explore the technical, economic, social and cultural impacts of containerisation and the role shipping containers play within our lives.

NSW Ports promoted the exhibition in local schools and provided transport for students to visit and experience it first hand.


So far around 250,000 people have attended the exhibition, which was held in Darling Harbour from October 2017 for 12 months before touring to regional centres in Wollongong and Wagga Wagga, Narrabri and Dubbo in 2019

This initiative was delivered over and above the 2015 Sustainability Action Plan.