If you have ever wondered why some goods are cheaper than others even though they must travel a further distance in order to be imported, then you may want to learn about container ships. Often when something needs to be shipped, there are four options: truck, plane, train, or ship. In this video, you will learn about how shipping items via ocean ships work and how doing so manages to keep costs down.
The video explains how the loading and unloading of ships can be mostly automated which allows ships to spend most of their time in the water traveling rather than waiting at the dock. This allows for more goods to be shipped faster.
The containers can be filled with anything and can be loaded quickly, which cuts down on cost. The ships themselves don’t need to be maintained much once they’re out at sea, which also lowers the cost. The video will show you the journey of a banana from the tree to the table in another country. You will get to see how shipping containers keep the cost so low and how they get goods to your door.