The History of the Shipping Container


26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. One visionary, Malcom McLean , features prominently in the industry’s development.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. In the top portion, you'll see a more text/icon layout. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Mr. Gladwell cites Malcolm McLean in the book " David and Goliath.".