The Box

The Box

How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

Book - 2016
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that reshaped manufacturing. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, years of high-stakes bargaining, and delicate negotiation on standards. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible. -- from back cover.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9780691170817
0691170819
Characteristics: xx, 516 pages ; 21 cm

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