PORT NEWARK and the Origins of Container Shipping – Program and book signing with author Angus Gillespie
Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 6pm Attend From Anywhere! In Person and Online.
Container shipping is a vital part of the global economy.
Goods from all around the world, from vegetables to automobiles, are placed in large metal containers which are transported across the ocean in ships, then loaded onto tractor-trailers and railroad flatbeds.
But when and where did this world-changing invention get started?
This fascinating study traces the birth of containerization to Port Newark, New Jersey, in 1956 when trucker Malcom McLean thought of a brilliant new way to transport cargo.
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