"The fire was dead, but it was warm in the bunker, sunlight slanting through the doorway to throw a crooked rectangle of gold on the ripped side of a fat fibre canister. The thing was a shipping container; he remembered them from the Chiba docks."

 

shipping container
Public Domainshipping container - Credit: Tagishsimon

Shipping containers are reusable steel boxes for transport and storage.

 

Spook Country William Gibson's 2007 political thriller/satire novel features a mysterious shipping container that is roaming through the world heading towards the Port of Vancouver.