The box that changed the world

25 April 2008

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the standard shipping container, this new book is a comprehensive illustrated history from its beginnings with Malcolm McClean in the US to today's ubiquitous world standard.

In addition to its impact on the world economy the book is tribute to the pioneers and a celebration of the “far sighted people who first thought to load a converted highway trailer onto a ship.”

The book uses personal narrative, historical detail and a wide selection of photographs to detail the history of containers and their impact on the global economy over the last half century.

The book is available for US$59.95 by telephoning +1 888 215 6084 or online at

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