[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

The History of the Shipping Container


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. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

On-Demand Webcast – Supply Chain Transformation: Avaya’s Journey


by Alexa Cheater Did you miss our recent live webcast on Avaya’s supply chain transformation? More specifically, Avaya saw their on-time ship rate jump from 86% to 94%, their past due revenue decrease from $42M to $10M and their employee engagement scores increase by 57%.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

A senior executive from a large global manufacturer came to speak in my MBA class this week, and discussed the major shifts in global business that was occurring due to the emergence of omni-channel capabilities in the supply chain. His insights and presence were most appreciated by everyone, especially given the snowfall we were experiencing in Raleigh last night! This view of the supply chain is focused primarily on how we get inventory to the customer.

This Week in Logistics News (April 22-26, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Swipe, click, this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Google Spinoff’s Drone Delivery Business First to Get FAA Approval (Bloomberg) Amazon to invest $800 million to make one-day free shipping the standard for Prime members (WSJ – sub.

Post-mortem on Christmas Logistics Chaos: On Customer Commitments and Transparency


Not many people are doing much with big data and we all need better systems to manage all that data to make better decisions and cut through the massive complexity that exists in the supply chain. Customers want to know where the product was shipping from! I spoke with a colleague who operates a large third party logistics forwarding and shipping company for consumer products, and handles major accounts for all the big box retailer.

E-commerce Surge Requires Flexible, Customer-driven Fulfillment Centers

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

RALEIGH, NC, November 6, 2013 — When is a fulfillment center like a traditional distribution center in this age of e-commerce? Tompkins International transforms supply chains to help create value for all organizations.