Container

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A container is any receptacle or enclosure for holding a product used in storage, packaging, and shipping.wikipedia
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Shipping container

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The standardized steel shipping container was developed in the 1950s, and quickly became ubiquitous for the large-scale transportation of commercial goods.
A shipping container is a container with strength suitable to withstand shipment, storage, and handling.

Bottle

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A bottle is a narrow-necked container made of an impermeable material (clay, glass, plastic, aluminium etc.) in various shapes and sizes to store and transport liquids (water, milk, beer, wine, ink, cooking oil, medicine, soft drinks, shampoo, and chemicals, etc.) and whose mouth at the bottling line can be sealed with an internal stopper, an external bottle cap, a closure, or a conductive "inner seal" using induction sealing.

Drum (container)

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A drum is a cylindrical container used for shipping bulk cargo.

Box

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Box (plural: boxes) describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use, often for transporting contents.

Tub (container)

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A tub is an open top circular or oblong container.

Bag

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A bag (also known regionally as a sack) is a common tool in the form of a non-rigid container.

Crate

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Most plastic crates are smaller and are more commonly called a case or container.

Freight transport

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A container is any receptacle or enclosure for holding a product used in storage, packaging, and shipping.

Durable good

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The term is most frequently applied to devices made from materials that are durable and are usually at least partly rigid.

Stiffness

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The term is most frequently applied to devices made from materials that are durable and are usually at least partly rigid.

Tool

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A container can also be considered as a basic tool, consisting of any device creating a partially or fully enclosed space that can be used to contain, store, and transport objects or materials.

Food

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The first containers were probably invented for storing food, allowing early humans to preserve more of their food for a longer time, to carry it more easily, and also to protect it from other animals.

Food storage container

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The development of food storage containers was "of immense importance to the evolving human populations", and "was a totally innovative behavior" not seen in other primates.

Gourd

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The earliest containers were probably objects found in nature such as hollow gourds, of which primitive examples have been found in cultures such as those of the Tharu people, and native Hawaiian people.

Tharu people

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The earliest containers were probably objects found in nature such as hollow gourds, of which primitive examples have been found in cultures such as those of the Tharu people, and native Hawaiian people.

Native Hawaiians

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The earliest containers were probably objects found in nature such as hollow gourds, of which primitive examples have been found in cultures such as those of the Tharu people, and native Hawaiian people.

Basket

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These were followed by woven baskets, carved wood, and pottery.

Wood

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These were followed by woven baskets, carved wood, and pottery.

Pottery

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These were followed by woven baskets, carved wood, and pottery.

Technology

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Containers thereafter continued to develop along with related advances in human technology, and with the development of new materials and new means of manufacture.

Phoenicia

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Early glass bottles were produced by the Phoenicians; specimens of Phoenician translucent and transparent glass bottles have been found in Cyprus and Rhodes generally varying in length from three to six inches.

Transparency and translucency

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Early glass bottles were produced by the Phoenicians; specimens of Phoenician translucent and transparent glass bottles have been found in Cyprus and Rhodes generally varying in length from three to six inches.

Cyprus

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Early glass bottles were produced by the Phoenicians; specimens of Phoenician translucent and transparent glass bottles have been found in Cyprus and Rhodes generally varying in length from three to six inches.

Rhodes

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Early glass bottles were produced by the Phoenicians; specimens of Phoenician translucent and transparent glass bottles have been found in Cyprus and Rhodes generally varying in length from three to six inches.

Anno Domini

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These Phoenician examples from the first millennium BC were thought to have been used to contain perfume.