Box That Changed the World
In 1956, Malcolm McLean loaded 58 reinforced highway trailers, with their wheels and undercarriages removed, onto a re-fitted World War II tanker for a six-day voyage from Newark to Houston.
This ingenious move is recognized as the birth of containerizationthe "box"and the cornerstone of efficient international trade as we know it today.
Fifty Years of Container ShippingAn Illustrated History
At over 280 illustrated pages,The Box That Changed the World is a must-have for anyone involved in the international shipping industry. A celebration of the industry spawned by McLeans inventive idea, this book combines personal narratives, historical detail, and compelling photography to tell one of the greatest business stories of our time.
The Box That Changed the World
The Journal of Commerce
Wednesday, July 19, 2006