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The man who invented sea containers


Every year 750 million containers (20″ equivalent) are moved around the world, with traffic doubling in the last 10 years.

But who invented this system, which almost completely replaced the ancient method of a few millennia of bulk storage?

Here is a brief history of Malcolm McLean, a trucker in the United States: one day had an idea that definitely revolutionized global transport.

For more information, we recommend reading “The box. The box that changed the world” by Marc Levinson.

· 21 January 2019