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The Resource The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger, Marc Levinson

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

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The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger
Title
The box
Title remainder
how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger
Statement of responsibility
Marc Levinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade
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N$T
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Levinson, Marc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
TA1215
LC item number
.L47 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLean, Malcolm Purcell
  • Containerization
  • TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / Pictorial
Label
The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger, Marc Levinson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world the box made -- Gridlock on the docks -- The trucker -- The system -- The battle for New York's port -- Union disunion -- Setting the standard -- Takeoff -- Vietnam -- Ports in a storm -- Boom and bust -- The bigness complex -- The shippers' revenge -- Just in time -- Adding value
Control code
942755052
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880751
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880751
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  • 901454
  • 4d22a457-42bb-4c5c-8336-a28e47b0061e
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942755052
Label
The box : how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger, Marc Levinson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world the box made -- Gridlock on the docks -- The trucker -- The system -- The battle for New York's port -- Union disunion -- Setting the standard -- Takeoff -- Vietnam -- Ports in a storm -- Boom and bust -- The bigness complex -- The shippers' revenge -- Just in time -- Adding value
Control code
942755052
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880751
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880751
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 901454
  • 4d22a457-42bb-4c5c-8336-a28e47b0061e
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)942755052

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