Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.

By: LEVINSON, Mark McLEAN, Malcolm

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LEVINSON, Mark. The Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smallerand the World Economy Bigger. With a new preface by the author. Princeton and Oxford : Princeton University Press, (2006). Eleventh Printing. Pp [i]-xvii,(3),[1]-376,(4). Index. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers, lettered inpale blue. "In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipp ing containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that devastated waterfront communities, reshaped manufacturing, destroyed centuries-old ports, and created massive new ports where there wer none before. The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcolm McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that slashed transportation costs and made the boom in global trade possible." - from the back cover. Very good. 15.00

Title: Box : How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.

Author Name: LEVINSON, Mark McLEAN, Malcolm

Categories: 73,

Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2006, ISBN:9780691136400:

Seller ID: 87123

Keywords: NAUTICAL SHIPPING HISTORY CONTAINER SHIPS CONTAINERS CONTAINERIZATION TRANSPORT ECONOMIC BUSINESS ECONOMICS MERCANTILE TRANSPORTATION,