The Container Guide

Infrastructure Observatory Press - Each company's corresponding entry provides rich historical background and data on their revenue, trade routes, and habits. A pocket-sized, waterproof field guide to shipping containers and the corporations that own them. These massive, globe-spanning businesses and corporate alliances shape economies yet they're rarely discussed in popular media.

Inside you'll find virtually every major shipping concern brought to life in full-color on durable, tear- and water-resistant paper. The included photographs, logos, and container colors will help you quickly identify the corporation behind almost any container you spot in the wild. The guide is a perfect gift for the experienced shipping container spotter, the budding infrastructure enthusiast, and the casual reader.

The Container Guide - The container guide features informative essays about the impact and finer points of the container spotting hobby: Rose George, Y Combinator and Boxouse Accompanying cargo sighting tips, Edible Geography Luke Iseman, global trade maps, Ninety Percent of Everything Nicola Twilley, and informative diagrams will make this the most comprehensive field guide to shipping container companies commercially available.

Almost everything you own or consume has at some point traveled in a shipping container. The top 100 shipping companies together manage more than 17, 000, 000 containers worldwide. As of 2009, 90% of the world's non-bulk cargo is moved in containers stacked on transport ships. The container guide, drawing inspiration from classic Audubon birding guides, is a practical field guide to identifying containers and the corporations that own them.





The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Princeton University Press - It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Forces in vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential.

The box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container.

Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U. S. Now with a new chapter, the box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author - University Press Group Ltd. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. In april 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. Drawing on previously neglected sources, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, such as Oakland.





Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate

Picador - Away from public scrutiny, dubious operators, it revels in suspect practices, and a shady system of "flags of convenience. And then there are the pirates. Rose george, acclaimed chronicler of what we would rather ignore, sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore on ships the length of football fields and the height of Niagara Falls; she patrols the Indian Ocean with an anti-piracy task force; she joins seafaring chaplains, and investigates the harm that ships inflict on endangered whales.

On ship-tracking Web sites, the waters are black with dots. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy, and so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, paper, food, or fuel. Yet freight shipping is all but invisible. Picador USA. Sharply informative and entertaining, our environment, Ninety Percent of Everything reveals the workings and perils of an unseen world that holds the key to our economy, and our very civilization.

Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate - Without all those dots, the world would not work. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. University Press Group Ltd.





Piggyback & Container Traffic Modern Railroader Books

Kalmbach Publishing Company - Picador USA. In his all-new book, piggyback & container traffic, modeling expert Jeff Wilson provides a comprehensive guide to railroad intermodal equipment and operations, tracing the development of piggyback trailer-on-flatcar and container traffic from the steam era to today. You will learn:What equipment and operations are appropriate for a specific era.

How trailers and containers are loaded onto railcars. How piggyback containers and terminals work, and much more!A must-have reference guide for model railroaders and rail enthusiasts alike! University Press Group Ltd.