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Auckland Express

Auckland Express

From 1971 New Zealand’s overseas trade was transformed by the advent of containers. Here, the Tasman Sea lives up to its wild reputation as the container ship Auckland Express approaches port in the 1980s, carrying steel boxes filled with Australian goods.

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Gavin McLean, 'Shipping - The container revolution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Gavin McLean, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2016