Classic book of the month : The Box

Following our previous post on barrels, here is our classic book suggestion, this time on the shipping container. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson was published in 2006. The book tells the great story Malcom McLean, who perfected the shipping container, the ever …

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The Free Harbor Fight: Transportation Meets Chinatown

Unlike its natural rivals—San Diego, San Francisco, and Seattle—Los Angeles is a rotten place for a port. But that hasn’t stopped the city known for inventing and reinventing itself, from becoming the busiest container traffic hub in the US. The story of how LA transformed itself into one of the world’s great shipping centers is …

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