On 26th April 1956 the first shipping containers were transported from New Jersey to Houston. Malcolm McLean, a businessman from North Carolina invented and patented this metal boxes and started a whole new era for the shipping industry. Nowadays 90% of cargo is transported on shipping containers.

¿How shipping containers became so popular in such little time?

Learn everything you need to know about the shipping container history with this infographic: 

The Shipping Container history| Veconinter

Sources:

https://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/worldcontainertraffic.html

http://slideplayer.es/slide/1521790/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malcom_McLean

http://www.tigercontainers.com/images/brief-history-of-shipping-containers-700.jpg

 

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