Malcolm McLean

The Story of Malcolm McLean and How Containerization Shaped the Modern World – TED

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May 17, 2020

Containerization is the reason we have a thriving global marketplace, but where did it all begin?

The idea of it was actually conjured up on a busy dock in Hoboken, New Jersey by a 24 year old truck driver, Malcolm McLean from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Here’s the story of one of the most significant inventions of the modern world.

Related Book: The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger by Marc Levinson

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