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The Box 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 That Containerization Brought About.Published On The Fiftieth Anniversary Of The First Container Voyage, This Is The First Comprehensive History Of The Shipping Container It Recounts How The Drive And Imagination Of An Iconoclastic Entrepreneur, Malcom McLean, Turned Containerization From An Impractical Idea Into A Massive Industry That Slashed The Cost Of Transporting Goods Around The World And Made The Boom In Global Trade Possible.But The Container Didn T Just Happen Its Adoption Required Huge Sums Of Money, Both From Private Investors And From Ports That Aspired To Be On The Leading Edge Of A New Technology It Required Years Of High Stakes Bargaining With Two Of The Titans Of Organized Labor, Harry Bridges And Teddy Gleason, As Well As Delicate Negotiations On Standards That Made It Possible For Almost Any Container To Travel On Any Truck Or Train Or Ship Ultimately, It Took McLean S Success In Supplying U.S Forces In Vietnam To Persuade The World Of The Container S Potential.Drawing On Previously Neglected Sources, Economist Marc Levinson Shows How The Container Transformed Economic Geography, Devastating Traditional Ports Such As New York And London And Fueling The Growth Of Previously Obscure Ones, Such As Oakland By Making Shipping So Cheap That Industry Could Locate Factories Far From Its Customers, The Container Paved The Way For Asia To Become The World S Workshop And Brought Consumers A Previously Unimaginable Variety Of Low Cost Products From Around The Globe.

  • Hardcover
  • 376 pages
  • The Box
  • Marc Levinson
  • 09 December 2017
  • 0691123241

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10 thoughts on “The Box

  1. says:

    Containerisation is globalisation Nine ways in which shipping has changed the world.1 All ships, trains, trailers and cranes for freight are built to the exact same standards On a ship the tolerance on the rails that lock the containers in place is 1 4 It doesn t matter if it is a refrigerated container, a double doors one or any of the 16 types of container, all are built to the same external and weight bearing parameters It doesn t matter if it is in Egypt, Sydney or Cape Town, all the p Containerisation is globalisatio...

  2. says:

    lots of fun Malacca Max will likely be my favorite new word for a few weeks my big question after reading this what s keeping someone, say me, from building nuclear powered megabulk carriers of truly tremendous draft, using them as motherships, driving them outside of economic exclusion zones to avoid all the hogwash nonsense nuclear regulation, and linking up with fast oil burners for final portside delivery you don t want cranes on your oilburners due to weight imbalance problems, but you lots of fun Malacca Max will likely be my favorite new word for a few weeks my big question after reading this what s keeping som...

  3. says:

    We all take shipping containers for granted We all know what they are and what purpose they serve, but did you ever stop to ponder the role they play in international commerce or how they came about to be the standard method of shipping in the world My family has been in the shipping business since 1890 and the shipping c...

  4. says:

    Let s be honest, the evolution of shipping containers isn t the first thing that springs to mind for a reading list recommendation.You might struggle to believe that interest could be sustained on the topic at article length much less for an entire book and you d be dead wrong.The hum drum box unleashed a wave of disruption that smashed union power, consigned thousands of workers to the scrapheap, devastated established city ports, uplifted backwater areas and, as an unforeseen consequence, ul Let s be honest, the evolution of shipping containers isn t the first thi...

  5. says:

    The Box tries to do many things at once describing how the advent of the shipping container changed trade flows, transformed cities from New York City to Felixstowe to Long Beach and Oakland, and changed the nature of the livelihood of dockworkers The Box probably fares best on the latter two fronts Its account of the decline of NY s ports as the Port Authority of NY shifted its operations towards Elizabeth and Newark, how it led to a hollowing out of manufacturing operations and the subsequ The Box tries to do many things at once describing how the advent of the shipping container changed trade flows, transformed cities fr...

  6. says:

    The history of the humble shipping container may at first seem an odd subject for an entire book, until you consider its ubiquity and importance to the global economy The triumph of containerization has truly changed the world, creating winners and losers Marc Levinson s The Box How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger charts the long, stilted development of an international standard for shipping containers and the effects this has had on economies, socie The history of the humble shipping container may at first seem an odd subject for an entire book, until you consider its ubiquity and importance to the global economy The triumph of containerization has truly changed the world, creating winners and losers Marc Levinson s The Box How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger charts the long, stilted development of an international standard for shipping containers and t...

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    A little dry in parts, but the basic subject matter is fascinating.One of the oldest, largest, and most important parts of the global economy, the shipment of goods, transformed completely in only a couple of decades Huge ports like New York collapsed suddenly, losing tens of thousands of jobs, as all shipping moved across the river to the drained swamp of Elizabeth, NJ Economies transformed, as moving goods went from one of the largest cost...

  8. says:

    A seriously boring book with subject matter that would befascinating as a long form blog article Instead this book reads like a dull academic treatment.

  9. says:

    You might think that the Cliffs Notes summary of The Box would be enough Yes, the shipping container revolutionized the global economy by almost eliminating considerations of shipping cost and geographic proximity in the manufacturing supply chain This development allowed factories to locate essentially anywhere not just near transportation hubs and so radically reshaped longstanding trade patterns and practices It s not too extreme to say that the shipping container played an oversized r You might think that the Cliffs Notes summary of The Box would be enough Yes, the shipping container revolutionized the global economy by almost eliminating considerations of shipping cost and geographic proximity in the manufacturing supply chain This development allowed factories to locate essentially anywhere not just near transportation hubs and so radically re...

  10. says:

    Fantastic history of something you wouldn t realize deserves a history Traces the introduction of standardized containers into the modern shipping industry and examines its impact on the shipping industry itself obviously , other transportation industries, manufacturing, labor unions, and social dynamics of wat...

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