Sunday, April 23, 2006

How boxed containers changed shipping & trade

An interesting article called, "A sea change in shipping", discusses what could be perceived as a very plain topic: boxes. As it turns out, box containers have had a profound impact not only on the shipping industry, but the very nature of trade. The advent of box container shipping has helped transform the type of goods the world sends and receives, and the efficiency with which they come to market.