Title: Magic Box : A History of Containerization. First Edition.
Publisher:  International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association, Ottawa, 1993, ISBN:0660142406
Seller ID: 97567
HUNTER, Peter. The Magic Box : A History of Containerization. [Ottawa] : ICHCA Canada , 1993. First Edition. Pp (4),i-v,(1),1-246,(2). 8vo, cardcovers(illustration with red containers forming a Canadian flag), white spine, w ith black lettering. ICHCH = International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association. Not in McConville and Rickaby, Shipping Busi ness and Maritime Economics: An Annotated International Bibliography. Contents : 1. The Container Revolution: Early Canadian Developments; The Evolution of Container Dimensions; Then?and Now; 2. Early Efforts: Canadian National Railway; A Major Breakthrough; A New System; White Pass & Yukon Route; Early Road Transport Containers; Personal Involvement; CN Express Adopts Side-Transfer System; Beginning a Basic Network Canadian Pacific's Early Operations; CP Express; AFew More Steps; Clarke Traffic Services; CP's Beaveroak; 3. Standards: Beg innings in Canada; Early Participants; 4. First Waves on the North Atlantic: More Optimistic Predictions; The Revolution Begins; While in Canada. 5. New Developments: Dofasco's Container Service; Rail Transfers & Road Movements; Rail Movement;?Which Came First?; Planting Acorns; Freightliner in Britain. 6. Early Shippers' Experiences: Canadian Container Pool; 7. First International Container Conference; Genoa International Container Conference and Exhibition;?Showing the Flag; Land Bridge Concept; Halifax Promotion; Changing Factors; Time Factor; Cost Factors. 8. Great Lakes Services Begin: Battles Begin For the North Atlantic; Conference Influences on Rates; A Container Policy; Paving The Way. 9. Canadian Rails and the Container Challenge:Equipment Requirements; Changes in Scheduling Rate?Structures; Rates; An A merican View. 10. Full Container Services Initiated: Manchester Liners Leads the Way; Port and Inland Handling Services-?Why Manchester? Why Montreal?; Container Ports—Private or Common User?; Manchester's Initiative; 11. CP Launches Container Services: Coordinating Services; First of CP's Ships in the Water; Bigger and Bigger; Route and Service Changes; Beaufort Flats; CP's Terminal at Wolfe's Cove. 12. Halifax Makes Its Move: Why the Delay?; A Coordinated Effort; First Berth; Ship Services; Clarke...Dart; Atlantic Container Line; Lo-Lo or Ro-Ro; Cinderella First to Halifax; Halterm Attracts Other Lines; Zim Israel; Why Halifax?: Hapag-Llovd; Japan Enters the Field:'Three Japanese Lines To Split East Coast Services'; Traffic Volume; Termi nal Services; 13. Saint John Joins the Battle: McLean Kennedy Limited; Brunterm Limited; The Start at Brunterm; Associated Container Transportation; Other Early Users; New Rodney Terminal; Overcoming Problems; 14. Vancouver and the Pacific Scene: Centennial Terminal; Vanterm; Fraser Surrey Terminal;Differences in West Coast Operations; Other Factors Missing?; NHB and Empi re Stevedoring Limited. 15. Port ot Montreal Expansion: A Long Port; Federal Commerce & Navigation; Cast Lines and Task Terminals; Task Terminals Limited; Saguenay Shipping Limited; Logistic Terminal; Cores Terminal; Racine Terminal. 16. New Markets—New Methods: Windsor, Ontario—An Unusual Place fora Container Port; A Blocked Wateway for Containers; Crossing the River; A Barge?; Livingston Industries—Tillsonburg; Rail Movement of Asbestos. 17. AResearearcn Base for Development of a National Container Policy: Phase One ; Phase Two; The Study in Summary; Reviewing the Container Study. 18, Stimulating Container Traffic Use: Australian Wood Content; Beans; Flour; Bridgetown, Barbados; Far Inland in Liberia. 19. Work in Europe: Flour Movement; Glasgow; Polaroid Canada Inc.; Expanding Visions; Scotch; Manchester; London; Southampton; Uddeholm, Sweden; Du Pont. 20. Meeting Shippers' Needs: Progress in the Early 1970s; Extending Shippers' Needs; "Natural" Container Pools; Kodak Corporation; Canadian Manufactured Containers; Promoting Shippers' Interests; Columbia Containers - Vancouver. 21. Unusual Uses: Helicopters in the Arctic; Second Operation; Northern Transportation Co. Limited; Nor-Tran Warehouse; Liftainer. 22. Rail Service Progress: CN's Leading Role; Conport; CN's Direction?; Too Early?; Why Not?; New Steps in Equipment and Operations: CP Rail: CP's Early Rail Terminals; CP's Intermodal Services; Looking Ahead; 'Universal' Side-Transfer Developed; World-Wide Container Pool; Another Equipment Advance; International Recognition; Overnight Terminals. 23. Bulk & Tank Containers: Liquid Bulk; Container Tank Development; The Bicardi uniib, Conference on Tank Containers; Liquor Control Board of Ontario 1973-76; Ship Services; LCBO—1976; Committee of Experts. 24. InterestingProjects; Containers to China; Canadian Content Only; I ndia; Back to Leni ngrad; Narrowing the Field. 25. Special Needs of Newfoundland: Terra Transport; Establishing ACE—Atlantic Container Express Inc.; Chimo Lines; Atlantic Freight Lines Inc.; Newfoundland Container Lines & Atlantic Searoutes Ltd.; Consolidating Maritime Interests; ACE—Atlantic Container Express Inc.; The Battle for Freight; CN Marine Services in Newfoundland and Labrador. 26.Changing Container Dimensions: CP Intermodal; CP's'Economy Size Containers - Decline of the B?'Railway Age' on CP Intermodal; Meanwhile CN Domestic Containers Drop Off. 27. Background on Industry Development: New Regulatory Provisions; Draft Convention on Container Standards; Canada and Container Standards; Freight Container Standards; Convention on Safe Containers; Early Reports on Standardization; 28. Search for More Cubic Capacity : IntermodalTransport for Containers & Trailers; CP's Expanding Service; More Changes To Come-. Ever Higher and Higher. 29. The Cast-CN-Halifax Saga: Halifax-Montreal-CN Rail; CN & Cast; Peace on the Waterfront; New Entrants; Cast-Conference Marriage Fails; Rough Seas Continue; New Shocks; Cast Regroups—SofatiGoes—CN Bows Out; The Future; 30. Into the 1980s: Major Changes; Canada Ma ritime; Canada Maritime Agencies Limited; Bait Canada and Cast Montreal Operations; Services at the Port of St. John's; Atlantic Searoute Ltd.; NewtermLtd.; Marine Atlantic. 31. Continuing Changes in the Mid-1980s: Halifax Updates Services; Changes, Changes; Confident Future; Saint John Suffers Losses; Hanjin Container Lines; Montreal Continued Growth; A Changed WaterfrontPort of Toronto Innovates New Services; 32. Vancouver in the Mid-1980s: Th e Three Terminals; Problems, Problems; The Future; Alberta Intermodal Services Ltd.; 33. Into the 1990s: Reviewing Intermodal Services; Integration ofIntermodal Operations; Vancouver Clears the Way. A Final, Final Decision; Traffic Through Vancouver; Major Lines Serving Vancouver: Port Expansion; Saint John Seeks New Business; New Rail Possibilities; Newfoundland ServicesStreamlined; ACE, ASL & Newterm To Form PartnartnershiP; Changes Since the Mid-1980s; 34. Intermodal Rail Operations: CN Intermodal Expansion; Steps Toward Warranting the Change; Vancouver's New Strategies; CP Rail Program Unfolds: Intermodal Freight—The Modern Approroach; Vauqhan Intermodal Terminal; Double-Stack and/or Spine Car?; Dimensions & Standards for the Future; The Future: Closer Coordination Between Ships and Rails; CN Moves Quickly; Full Double-Stack Trans-Continental Services Available. Epilogue : A New Land Bridge At Last? Glossary. Short tear to base of spine, spine crease, light cover wear, name, else very good. 120.0