The Box

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/7/2008
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
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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 devastated waterfront communities, reshaped manufacturing, destroyed centuries-old ports, and created massive new ports where there were none before. The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur. Malcom McLean, turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that slashed transportation costs and made the boom in global trade possible. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Marc Levinson is an economist in New York and author of three previous books

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
The World the Box Madep. 1
Gridlock on the Docksp. 16
The Truckerp. 36
The Systemp. 54
The Battle for New York's Portp. 76
Union Disunionp. 101
Setting the Standardp. 127
Takeoffp. 150
Vietnamp. 171
Ports in a Stormp. 189
Boom and Bustp. 212
The Bigness Complexp. 231
The Shippers' Revengep. 245
Just in Timep. 264
Abbreviationsp. 279
Notesp. 281
Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 365
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