The History of Containers

Posted by PLS Logistics January 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM


Last month, the British Council celebrated its 80th anniversary and created a list of 80 moments that shaped the world in the last 80 years. Included among the great and global events on the list, such as the invention of email and women’s equality movement, there is one that reshaped the transportation industry and the world once and forever: containerization.

A standard shipping container is widely used and indispensable; we hardly remember the way it appeared and began its influence on logistics. It seems ordinary to use a container with standardized dimensions so it’s easy to load and unload, transport goods efficiently and seamlessly through all transport modes, however, there is a long history behind this invention, and, of course, an outstanding person.

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