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How Containerization Shaped the Modern World

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May 9, 2012
How Containerization Shaped the Modern World

logoHow does your iPhone reach you safely having traveled halfway around the world from its suspected varied points of manufacturing?  

Fine wines, coffee and many staples imported from other countries arrive in our own communities fresh, dry and safe. How did all this begin and what did the first journey by an ISO Shipping Container have to do with it?

The movement of products worldwide both into and out of our own country became much more efficient and speedy with the help of one young entrepreneur, Malcom McLean.  With the desire to simplify his own operations for his family owned trucking company, the idea of stacked intermodal shipping containers was born.

Enjoy this Ted Education talk hosted by Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America.  Learn first hand how the simplification of one North Carolina trucking company’s operations impacted the world by creating intermodal shipping containers. This entrepreneurial creation thus simplified and speeded up worldwide product and goods movement and essentially transformed the modern global economy.

Also check out our latest blog about how shipping containers disrupted the world economy and are poised to do so again!
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