How the world ships 7.4 billion packages every year

Published on
October 21, 2022

There's a method to the madness of shipping and delivering 7.4 billion packages around the world.

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📦International shipping has become such an everyday part of our lives that we often don’t even think about how packages end up at our front door.

In reality, international shipping is a complex process with many moving parts and a history that is directly tied to the rise of aviation.

Here’s a brief explainer on the history of air mail and international shipping, the secret behind how the world ships 7.4 billion packages every year.

Check out this incredible visualization on of the world's shipping routes:

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