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Box's journey dogged by financial crisis

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Just over a year ago, the BBC began an experiment to examine how the world went about trading by following one container around the globe.

It has now returned to the UK, after a 50,000 mile journey around the world.

When the experiment started no one knew just how bad the collapse in global trade would be, as the world economy sunk into recession.

Brian Milligan reports.

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