The History of the Shipping Container

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Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Did You Know That … Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929).

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

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Break-bulk loaded cargo was poorly secured required a Tetris-like approach to handle diverse sizes of packages. Early examples of intermodal containers include railroads from 1830s (various sized containers), and Pennsylvania Railroad regular container service (1929). Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”. First intermodal cargo transportation (containers are stacked on deck).