The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the economy bigger (Book, 2006) []
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The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the economy bigger

The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the economy bigger

Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Offering a comprehensive history of shipping containers, this book recounts how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, turned containerization from an impractical  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Levinson
ISBN: 9780691123240 0691123241
OCLC Number: 456779734
Awards: Winner of Independent Publisher Book Awards: Finance/Investment/Economics Bronze Award 2007
Winner of Society for Nautical Research: Anderson Medal 2007
Runner-up for John Lyman Book Award: Primary Source Materials, Reference Works, and Guide Books 2006
Runner-up for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2006
Description: 376 str. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1: The World the Box Made 1 Chapter 2: Gridlock on the Docks 16 Chapter 3: The Trucker 36 Chapter 4: The System 54 Chapter 5: The Battle for New York's Port 76 Chapter 6: Union Disunion 101 Chapter 7: Setting the Standard 127 Chapter 8: Takeoff 150 Chapter 9: Vietnam 171 Chapter 10: Ports in a Storm 189 Chapter 11: Boom and Bust 212 Chapter 12: The Bigness Complex 231 Chapter 13: The Shippers' Revenge 245 Chapter 14: Just in Time 264 Abbreviations 279 Notes 281 Bibliography 343 Index 365
Responsibility: Marc Levinson.


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One of the most significant, yet least noticed, economic developments of the last few decades [was] the transformation of international shipping... The idea of containerization was simple: to move Read more...

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