The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger

Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Levinson, Marc.
Box.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005030021
(OCoLC)62161116
Named Person: Malcolm Purcell McLean; Malcolm Purcell McLean
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Levinson
ISBN: 9781400880751 1400880750 0691136408 9780691136400 1400828589 9781400828586
OCLC Number: 607791602
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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
Runner-up for John Lyman Book Award: Science and Technology 2006
Short-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2006
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 376 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
ch. 1. The world the box made --
ch. 2. Gridlock on the docks --
ch. 3. The trucker --
ch. 4. The system --
ch. 5. The battle for New York's port --
ch. 6. Union disunion --
ch. 7. Setting the standard --
ch. 8. Takeoff --
ch. 9. Vietnam --
ch. 10. Ports in a storm --
ch. 11. Boom and bust --
ch. 12. The bigness complex --
ch. 13. The shippers' revenge --
ch. 14. Just in time --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Marc Levinson.
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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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