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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 60 ratings
5 / 5
That the history adds! It IS to take to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sews - a container to ship hurriedly tugged in the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The show to reserve likes you a container has been developed, as it extends, and what is has used prendi. You will learn in some early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. So fascinating, Levinson described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be surprised to transport that it was different in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, only presents some facts in an objective road and the covers see a world-wide while east. Levinson Finds so sincerely interested in a subject and rubs entered a reader. That is to say the book has left in the to to friends like them has to read of this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the adherent of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, shipping, etc, will enjoy this book also.
3 / 5
Probably the calm did not think you never much more or less the, would bet. Me Or. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - apresamiento was a ship with skilled cranes, scrape the in the truck or stacks both big in the cart of train of flat bed and taking the where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious that requiring the level to build in so all some moving and structural parts joints of work? Well, it can be listened common in hindsight but in a longshoremen in some cradles of New York this has used to to upload and loads of download, certainly was at all has not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines to coach and competing undertaken to the ship has not been interested to resolve.

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5 / 5
I found esome Box' absolutely fascinated. A history of a container to ship can have been to a large extent ignored, but accounts so much in a beginning of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid 1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; a manually blockaded load against the controls of some ships for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that consumes. In the cities of port that to the imports likes them to them to them New York and London has been structured around his cradles, with the factories apropen his ports to minimise some coast involved with a multiple cape and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the little of the pioneers have begun to try to move upload against containers. Inside the few low decades, the containers revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could seamless when being moved of the factory, among trucks, trains, and ships in of the clients. Where once it can there is of the month taken to ship the product of some the EUA in Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any one predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, cheap and reliable container nave, the manufacture of the component has been tilled has been around a world in a provider a cheap plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the whole coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement where the earth was cheap. Of course, the countries in early Asia resulted can of of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
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The ships of the container is the business-in-business technology. Few consumers not having never routed directly or took your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century have taken relatively attention of small public.

A technology is earnest: it poses the plot to upload against the big box (20 feet or 40 long feet), seals a box, movement a box in a point of world-wide transport (ships, roads, and trucks), and then a-sales a box in a far end. Among other things, these pieces of low system in shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one owes the ships of creation that could spend of the boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to to persuade ports to install new container-systems of sleeve. Any one has to say the plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some low costs flowed through shippers more than some companies these services to offer to ship, That is to say the good thing .

Levinson The covers to reserve this revolution of several angles. In a low-side, does not have heart very centrical in a book; a more afterwards comes is to continuation Malcom McLean is a career, although although the narrative nut is interrupted often. In an up-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references in of the original documents of ports in City of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
5 / 5
You would think that the book in a development of some ubiquitous containers to ship stacked everywhere would be to abhor. Out of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions in only-in-time the fashion in of the costs of ship of enormous reductions.

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4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and imposes some levels this has done to ship of possible modern load. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a searcher of anxious occasion that it could he hurriedly tendencies to explode this has done the difference.

A book was very written although the bit to abhor in of the parts. It IS very informative in an innovation is gone through big that has changed a living quality for millions around a world.
4 / 5
If you are a less bit it interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container those ships concealed influenced the, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has lined my attention a whole road and left me left more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more quite ships of container. More is that it surprises like a system is today quite seamlessly among ships, ports, roads and trucks - has not been road of while. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have taken this quite - to the era has to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep conformed - and so that the approximation of lives in McLean SEES, now knows why could appoint this city after him. Read this book, develops your horizons and gives new to mean in your place in a world like the consumer.
5 / 5
It IS difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims what the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in ship of big measure of container. A longshoreman has disappeared of a scene. Memory in a mid seventies a day my father returned of his dispatch with an interest and tragic tale. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and is fallen in a water among a ship and cradle of cimenta. Usually the mark of soft current a change of the ship to and fro softly paste a cradle and with perfect time like coolie is fallen in a sea a ship has run over in death against a cradle of cimenta. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. Quan Not having never the change massively there is that it wins and losers but sure a world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
4 / 5
Any one this subject in China, export / of import, or is only curious quite something concealed taken by has admitted every day - this book is since you.
Some chronicles to write a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to touch over time - particularly a 20th century. It interests to learn in a past history of an industry to ship and his unions, employees and innovations.

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Would recommend this book in any one concealed enjoys historical nonfiction, history of 20th century, or is interested to ship of technology / and maritime technology of load.
5 / 5
Quan Grew it up, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in North America was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and so advance. Cela Has thinks that that a container to ship could have such an effect of entity in cradles and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that backed maritime nave? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
That the history adds! It is hard to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sew - a container of the quickly tugged nave to the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The aim of book likes you a container has been developed, likes to extend, and that it is has used stops. You will learn on some the early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. Like this fascinating, Levinson has described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be the transport has surprised that different was in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, so only presents some facts in an objective way and the leaves see a world-wide like east. Levinson Finds like this sincerely interested in a @@@subject and rubs is gone in a reader. Ossia The book has left to friends as ' has to that read this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the defender of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, nave, etc, will enjoy this book also.
4 / 5
Probably has not thought never a lot roughly the, would bet. M Neither. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - take them was a ship with has has specialised crane, scrape the to the truck or stack his two big in the car of train of flat bed and take them where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious of requiring the regulate partorisca build the like this all some moving and structural part joints of work? Well, it can be felt common in hindsight but to a longshoremen in a piers of New York the one who has used partorisca upload and load of download, certainly was at all there is not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines of train and competing undertaken of the nave has not been interested to solve.

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5 / 5
This rids roughly is shipping containers, any big adventure. Like this calm expect it to be the bit in a dry side, and ossia , there are figures resupplied for consideration, but is much more that the simple recitation of figures. There are histories of the chances and some people have involved, and to the equal that has there has been sucedidos in, faltered in, and in a process shaped a development of nave of the container standardised in a course of 1950-2000. Like the book mentions, is sometimes last to do direct comparisons to a quantity and of the types to ship, reasons such figures were maintained seldom permanently for any centrical power, and a lot a lot of some companies' the records are disappeared like these companies have fallen for a wayside in a sharply competitive world of nave of container. These people can have state revolutionising a world, but any a lot of has concerned roughly that document that revolution. And, like the revolutions have been, is a bit thin to the equal that develops, likes person in a profession of history has thought really, 'Hey, would have to register this for posterity!' And it succour record of the disposal like a company there is taken on his faltering competition. So much, while it is clear that the transmissions have arrived , a full magnitude of them so only can be speculated on and guessed in. More, apples-and-the oranges is the clear question , also. It is 500 tonnes of bananas some same likes 500 tonnes of oil? It is 100 tonnes of A Netherlands to NYC some same likes 100 tonnes of Giappone to California? It is difficult to define metrics.

But a book resupplies an interesting overview of a prompt-mid to to days likes him to him the ship the container has standardised, has changed a character of ports as well as one ships him, and facts and has broken a lot of different companies in the field where the fortunes could be done and has lost based in the alone wrong decision in a development of way would arrive.
5 / 5
Founds 'A Box' was absolutely fascinating. A history of a container of nave can be estada to a large extent ignored, but explains so much in a start of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid @@@1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; one uploads manually jammed to some ship' controls for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that eats. To the port cities of entities likes them New York and Londra has been structured around his cradles, with the factories approach his ports to minimise some costs have involved with some multiple managing and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the few pioneers have begun to try to move cariche in containers. Inside the few short decades, the containers have revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could be seamlessly moved of the factory, among truck, trains, and ships to client. Where once can have taken month to ship the product of some the USA to Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, economic container and of confidence nave, the manufacture of component has been tilled was around a world-wide to a provider an economic plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the integers of coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement to where the earth was economic. Of course, country in prompt Asia resulted can of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
Enjoys 'as the material laws' of the books and this one there is rid!

The nave of container is the business-the-business technology. Few consumers have not sent never directly or has received your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century has taken relatively little public attention.

A technology is sincere: place to plot of load in the big box (20 feet or 40 feet long), focuses a box, movement a box in a coverage of world-wide transport (ships, streets, and trucks), and then a-pack a box in a far end. Among other things, these courses of system down on shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one has had to that draw ships that could spend boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to that persuade ports to install new container-managing systems. Any one has had to that say to plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some slope some the low plus has flowed by means of the shippers more than some companies that services of offer of nave, Ossia the good thing .

Levinson The book covers this revolution of several corners. In a down-side, has no centrical heart to a book; one the next plus comes is to continuation a career of Malcom McLean, although although the narrative edge is interrupted often. In an on-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references to original documents of ports in Cities of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
5 / 5
Would think that the book in a development of a ubiquitous containers of nave stacked everywhere would be boring. Far of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions to so only-in-time to manufacture to costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes that surrounds a container of nave comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in sometimes of odd locations with an effect lateralmente to destroy to to historical ports like NYC, (2) of nave of unfathomable volumes of has has manufactured elements that is Like this quickly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location to another to explode imposed of local salary, (3) the deliveries now can be planned included for abroad shipments leaving for the lowest censuses and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10 or less than a previously required crew, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Taken the technician or business bent, ossia the terrific bed. There have it so only a chapter where take bogged down try explain because lack of data in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah there is!' Moments to the equal that learn like a wine of global economy to be.
5 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and impose some levels that has done the modern load that the possible ships. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a researcher of anxious occasion the one who could quickly tendency to explode that has done the difference.

A book was a lot write although the bit to bore in of the parts. It is a lot informative in a past innovation for big that has changed a quality of life for millions around a world.
4 / 5
Any the one who business in Cina, export / of import, or is so only curious roughly something that takes for has admitted every day - this book is for you.
Some chronicles of author a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to upload over time - particularly a 20th century. Interest to learn in a past history of an industry of nave and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the quickly read, directs to repeat it the little time and could be to be roughly 100 short pages. At least it is organised in such the way that can you skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book to any the one who enjoys historical no-fiction, history of 20th century, or is interested in nave of technology / and maritime technology of load.
5 / 5
Is a less has bitten interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container that ships that has influenced it to him, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has resisted my attention a whole way and left that it loves more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more roughly ships of container. It is more than amazing like a system is today quite seamless among ships, ports, streets and trucks - is not while way. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have spent this roughly - was has had to that to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep fulfilled - and like this live near of McLean GOES, now know reason this city could be appointed with which him. Read this book, develops your horizons and give new meaning to your place in a world like the consumer.
5 / 5
When it Grow on, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in north Amsterdam was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and like this advance. The one who would have think that that a container of nave could have such an effect of entity in cradle and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that sustain of maritime nave given? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
It is difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims the one who the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in big measure the nave of container. A longshoreman is disappeared of a scene. It agrees in a mid seventies a day my father has gone back of his office with an interesting and tragic history. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and has fallen to a water among a ship and cement pier. Usually the sweet current mark a transmission to ship to and fro softly paste a pier and with perfect timing like coolie has fallen to a sea a ship there is run over the death against a cement pier. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. When there is not never the transmission massively there is winning and losing but sure of the world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
4 / 5
Has the type of the reservations of the history concealed has to that way that is premise like some second insignificant looks was in fact enormously influential. A Box is such the book , and finds a gender, and this example of him, enormously pleasant reading. Besides a subject obvious to ship containers, A Box resupplies ideas the labour reports, control, good and bad business management, and globalisation. Among some the majority of the mine that astounds the points were a speed in that it change in shipping arrived and a lack of data to drive the decision that does. That side to ship x quantity of load of here to there? With real taxes versus real taxes, imposed, sure, and the costs are not and is not a responsible question, at least a lot of like this general observation. A book is thorough, a lot-writing, and involving partly to direct on Malcom MacLean, a 'inventor' of containerized nave. He a lot of profit with illustrations: of creations of different container, of hook and assemblies of door (in that a lot is writing), and, of course, of ships of container and his controls. Also, my ebook has had the big number of inexcusable errors, clearly aiming the lack to read of test or modifying. But these quibbles averts, A Box is enjoyable and probably to change like thinking of an impact of innovation in business and society.
5 / 5
A lot of all this drives the international connectivity and a global economy is like this big-technology or as spoken-roughly like this technology of information and ubiquitous travesía of jet. If on the dot: a container of nave of rectangular metal, and all one a-sexy infrastructure to sustain his use, as it has drawn especially ships, cranes, and ports. Levinson Directs to do is that it interests to present to some of some characters keys in a fine-evolution of decade of containerization, and to say a history of some challenges to the long of a way to the equal that join labour, regulatory hurdles, concurrido and indifference of sectors to transport related, poor business decisions, and fluctuations in a world-wide economy.
The globalisation is a result of the multitude of developments, and a vast literature in a subject recognises this. This in spite of, in the bed that the significant sample of this literature, there is remarked that sure technologies (likes edge optic communications) and processes (like international electronic transactions) tends to take a inordinate quantity of attention. Levinson The book is the welcome pause of this model, giving pertinent attention to one of some the majority of engine of entity of globalisation.
Has learnt to plot in an industry of nave, and in streets and trucking also. Containerization Has changed everything of these industries dramatically, and has changed a way to do @@subject partorisca countless another. And he all has managed without the majority partorisca remark us. This book signals that it is now of takes look and learn some lessons of an experience. I expect that a book takes to plot of attention of professors of history, geography, and economy as well as it has interested character.
4 / 5
This book is the pleasant surprise in all the considerations. An author is the economist coached the one who knows like this to do primary investigation. More importantly, knows like this to balance some histories of people with big personalities with a lot of credible evidence to do his point.

In the nutshell, a book locates an invention and eventual adoption of a container of nave standardised all know roughly today. Although perfectly 'obvious' retrospectively, of the helps of author to see so only that unlikely an idea was, like this resistant an industry was for the adopt (any to mention regulators of government the one who was worse), and that has contributed to costs to manufacture gone down for almost anything.

To the long of a way takes some sum of social history. Some dives of author in a labour world in a big seafaring ports of a first world of a container and then tip any to a lot of that has standardised the containers have taken traffic out of breakbulk nave, to a never durable detriment of some unions of nave. To the big Cities likes them to them Londra, New York, and San Francisco has used to be put you of entity. A box has changed everything of that and has had enormous social impact.

Has a lot of histories add in here, but any better that that of Malcom McLean, a trucking executive the one who in the first place conceived of a box and is gone in to develop his a lot of incarnations. McLean Is the real elder that character of life and strolls by means of a book like the colossus. His history so only would do the biography adds, but there is so more here.

Has found this book to be like this last to dip down like the good mystery. I recommend it highly to any interested in an economy, world-wide trade, engineering maquinal, a history of unions, or micros economy. Ossia The terrific book !
4 / 5
A book an excellent work in aiming like a containerized subject of the nave developed of his starts to his current state. A book this of each corner, of some real business decisions have done in an industry of nave, some decisions have done of several port powers (both audiences and privately operated) and some elections have done of unions. Everything of these, near, has touched the function a lot of entity in as an industry has developed finally. An emphasis of a book, this in spite of, is these factors in some the USA the International coverage of these factors is feeble relative to a discussion that spent in some the EUA, the weakness of a book. This weakness is clear when one considers that some the account of EUA so only for the relatively small action of world-wide trade in containerized traffic in his port as well as a fact that so only the tiny percentage (less than 0.5) of a world-wide containerized the traffic is spent for EUA flagged glass.

A book also tongue, well, an impact that these decisions have had in a cost to ship and an impact of globalisation. This in spite of, a book is being missing of to the the respect likes failure to resupply empirical information. For example, it declares that it cost port in a pre-age of container accounted for roughly 50 to ship the costs but any data is resupplied later on like this to the that the costs have fallen and that has fallen finally to. Ossia The serious weakness to the equal that without such information is difficult to for real judge the one who those imports containerization was the globalisation of world-wide trade, especially manufacturing.

In spite of, in spite of the weakness of a book, he the good work in aiming like this the industry developed and as I impact global trade.
4 / 5
The cliché objects this goes almost a-remarked in the daily life often conceals to interest histories. 'A Box' for Marc Levinson is the chance on the dot.

Everything of has seen containers of nave that is trucked to the long of some streets or seating in some factory, but pay them small attention. This in spite of some the economic shoes spend and some digital cameras abordables knots tote around owe his cost below to the behaviour of global economic revolution to the discharge astounding for a container of nave.

Levinson Says this remarkable history in his exceptionally readable book. His description of working life in some cradles and like pause-bulk the load has been managed in pre-days of container fascinating reading. Traditional waterfront practical of the work and the communities are disappeared with remarkable speed once containerisation there is taken on.

A resultant derelict port zones and piers further of entities waterfront cities in some world-wide morphed to trendy compraventas, eating and entertainment precincts - all because of the revolution wrought for a container of nave.

Industries that once clustered ports of next entity to minimise the costs of big transport were then free to extend amply and included as a whole researches the business costs go down.

Levinson Written on some technical and economic appearances of his subject in the very clear way, fully accessible to a general reader. His explanation of a nave 'wars of records' (my term) of a late 1960 is - prompt 1970 is is the gem of clarity.

A lot when being pas familiar with a transport of EUA regulatory diet in a mid-20th century, has been surprised to read that some the USA ICC has has regulated streets and of the taxes to upload to the terracing that looks ludicrous today. To take an example, an American trucking the company has had to take ICC approval to transport particular sakes to the long of has has defined streets and touch his price of the clients of cariche have regulated. It defends of containerisation has had to struggle against such entrenched bureaucracies and vested interests.

Some the coastal unions were able to negotiate odd agreements to preserve diminishing works. In a chance, has fill the containers there is rid to the port has had to be emptied in some cradles and refilled with exactly one same load before some containers could be loaded to the ship. A fact that shippers there is agreed to similar agreements says to plot in relative power in a waterfront in that then.

A book is not so only in a container of nave, is also in an impact of transformative technologies in of the works and of the traditional communities and is roughly technologies that informative can animal-order an economic landscape.

A book is excellently fixed and progress by means of pre-practical of work of the container in some cradles, early experiences with containers, some fights with unions, regular setting, development of the ports of container have consecrated, a frenzy of ships to build and resultant collapses and like this on.

Has been pleased to see virtually not cushioning in a book. Enough the few books of this gender a lot really has quite material to fill the book, as they are cushioned was with marginally pertinent background text.

Disappointingly, does not have any photo or diagrams in a book. I have loved to see diagrams of some controversial 'fusions of corner' that has taken on long in of the meetings of regular setting. Also it would have liked him to see of photo of some of some historical early containers, cranes and ships - and waterfront life and acts first of containerisation.

Has loved this book. Strongly it recommends a book to readers has interested in a popular gender of books in clichés objects' like container of nave. Those doing in a nave, transport and industries of logistical can has not given never the thought in a history of such the basic tool of his professions. Also they will enjoy to read in his history.
4 / 5
A number-the history fill of a globalisation of a 20th century, of @@@1950s all a way to @@@2010s. Like the container has taken control and ship standardised, drives and imposed of trucks, the international taxes have followed. A same time, the companies and the executives have mixed to invest and profit of a upheaval of international logistics.
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4 / 5
This book is surprising reason shipping never prendido and has done that has the shipwreck. Some main world-wide results because of complaints and global heating. Sure some main world-wide results reasons in some other hand-held people travels included to some spatial and loves him do meso of survival. It marks your resumes!

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Nikolaos Sivris
that study of Postgrado to Ship Trade and Finance
Cass Londra University
4 / 5
A container of nave there is enabled global trade to minimise costs of transport. An elimination of pause-bulk in a dockside has accelerated a turnaround of ships, effectively augmenting port capacities. Reduced managing also reduced breakage and pilferage, so that the ports have used to be notorious.

This book resupplies the highly readable overview that illustrates economic forces and of the technicians without resultant also detailed and complex. Good value for a money
5 / 5
has to that admit, has chosen this book up for accident. It was probably 20 his pages first have @@give is not gone in a development of the map that the ships boxes - arguably no the real page-turner idea in him.

Was probably 15 his pages when have @to @give my deception. This book is in a metal that ships the containers have used in of the ships. For 20 pages, this in spite of, was hooked. No never it have considered like the things has been shipped first to ship containers, and Levinson dips out of the reasonably vivid landscape of breakbulk nave and his partners of enormous labour costs and rampant fraud. Initiated by the trucking tycoon, a container of nave has costruttrici sinister to compete in of the hundreds of the phases and the thousands of miles was, fundamentally that change an economy of has manufactured has produced.

The can not touch like a lot, but an extraordinarily interested history, and recommend a remote book thicker that to some sounds of history likes them deserves. In fact, my woman found it comical when father-in-law of mine, 6 month with which have read a book, has sent one saying of email ' has to that have Justin has read this book - 'A Box'!'

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5 / 5
Marc Levinson the phenomenal work partorisca relate some origins of a Container of Nave and is evolution in a past 6 decades in the a lot of involving way. Before I have begun partorisca read, was skeptical of as that interests the book in hipping Band' could be. But this book is not so only in a container. It is in the revolutionary idea that has transformed a Global trade in the stairs that any one has imagined, perhaps with an exception of Malcolm McLean, a man for behind a commercial success of a nave of container as we know it. The deliberations and the decisions that surrounds a standardisation of a Container, his impact in some works of a waterfront unions by force/of the work, his influence in a creation of some ships, an apparition of new port city, and a death of some port cities that could not adopt to a transmission, was all has has related backed for investigation very thorough. A chapter partorisca conclude on like the container is enabling 'Just in time the distribution/of manufacture spends home his function in some canals of global supply of a 21st century. In general, I add it read partorisca all the professionals of canal of the supply!
4 / 5
... And a container of nave has attacked down these:

Longshoremen
Truckers
Maritime cartels
supply and canal of bureaucracy Milite
Unionized manufactures it in the first place world-wide hard-working
Traditional (or historical) ports

In fact, is living in the city that was strongly unionized in 1950, and is looking around and that asks , 'The spent?'... This can answer a question.

'A Box' is HARDLY he glowing commentary in responses of union the innovation and enhancements of productivity. Neither you reflect well in an ICC or a joint of levels of the government. A message of some looks to reserve to be, if you are reactive, obstructive and slow to change, consider you outpaced and has substituted. Immediately.

This book is more interesting that it would expect it. It is hard of living being in 2009 and try imagine doing the subject in a 50 east. Thank you, Marc Levinson, partorisca adds read.

ps -- Would have been it well partorisca have some maps, graphs, or good statistical analysis. The readers are not fearful of this material. The pleas of authorships of all a book averts, could resupply some advance-and-with which comparisons.
4 / 5
There is no known a history of nave of first container to read this book. It is surprising that so only he handful of the pioneers have defined an industry of nave of the container that knows today. A book the good work partorisca detail this history. An only ding would give is that a writing could be presionada the bit, but perhaps ossia so only a perspective of the person has used partorisca read estacas of Twitter in an Internet.
5 / 5
Never has listened of an author during an interview in this book in NPR done several years, had wanted to read this book.

For some fund on me, are the Architect of Engineer of Systems/of Coverage - with experiences to do with computers of then 1964. During this NPR interview, could not help but think like a development of containerized nave paralleled some developments in networking after an introduction of Ethernet and a TCP/protocols of IP. Both a nave of container (physical traffic in the 'coverage') and some protocols of coverage (digital/electronic traffic in the coverage) has had the slow ramp-arrive like this country/of the companies/of the people have has had to that engreído of a need to adopt one has required levels.

A book locates a history, warts and everything, of a container of nave - a visionaries this saws things to the equal that could be - some forces that hampered and helped - some effects in shippers, unions, neighbourhoods, cities, trains, truckers, manufacturers, consumers, retail companies, governments, etc. Of this 'disruptive technology' create of the one who time has had to come. An author there has been the difficult time that the investigations and that gathers a raw data of prize, tonnage, the miles have travelled, etc. Reasons few people in that then the raw information is cost in fact saving like the significant historical information.

One of some interesting points of view was a control given for unions to some new containerized technology - has directed to extract the current of shows of shippers this has left an orderly unset' of a longshoreman lifestyle in several decades. The workers have been resupplied with the small pension, neighbourhoods the next cradles have experienced the slow decrease that fine-generation longshoreman transitions of families to other lines of work.

A concept of some unions that reports the action of a sudden, new-found 'wealth' of a shippers still retard some effects of a disruption massively his livelihood underscores a human face of transmissions of this discharge. A volatility of a warehouse of nave, year-to-year, looks in a failure and acquisition of companies. A glacial step of progress and political infighting inner and among shows of organisations of international levels so much a power and limitations of deliberative organism.

Has the wealth of information in an end of a book - commentary, bibliography, dipped - so that desire to continue investigation in this zone. For my part, this was the lovely idea of something that taken for admitted - like this takes here, and reason affects so many things.
5 / 5
There be enjoyed to read this book, an author has done some impressive investigation and has undermined really deeply to a history to ship. It give five stars for an endeavour and an investigation but I celery that an author has underlined mainly a situation in some the EUA, and a lot really examine like the nave of container has grown in a rest of a world. It grieve touches to a growth of places likes Dubai or Singapore. Also it seats that it looks to direct far too much in some unions, a docker strikes and a rivalry among some leaders of union. This can have been a factor of entity in a growth to ship, but in fact finalised skipping one of some chapters in some unions as it looks to held and out of context.
5 / 5
An author the good work of any one only that describes like a container has come the relevance but underlining battles of entities that impeded the success and a collateral harm have created. Ossia An easy bed and does not require any one a lot the technical fund to take by means of.
4 / 5
Has to that individual that of the second looks @subject mundane could form a base of such the readable and informative book. Some transfers and turns of chances, of a foreseeable battles among some unions and his emprendedores, to some sometimes-amazing unexpected and unforeseeable consequences of decisions that was taken clearly with which a lot of careful thought, mark to read adds.

Seats a lack of the maps is sad. Surely it has to that have the few photographs of archive of some early implementations, some of a quayside the scenes like containers take mixed in with traditional pause-bulk load, some shots of one drives him cars that begins a prime minister intermodal services? That roughly some shots of square miles of containers stacked to Rotterdam? Of a gargantuan ships of container now in service? And reason not even the line that draws to aim some regular dimensions of 20-feet and boxes of 40 feet?

And the minor quibble: some points of author out of a task of nightmare to try to verify some contents of containers partorisca battle people of smuggling, arms and drugs. For more than 20 years a port in him Havre has had the scanner of monster that pode image some whole contents of containers, and is notably state has achieved. The load that enters a Tunnel of Canal is examined also for escáneres alike. ( Investigation of web ycoscan').
4 / 5
With shipping the containers that evolves the culture of personal lifestyle, has had to that know more. Little @I give how much legacy mixed around these humble boxes. While there is not any character, history, plot, or final, is material of good investigation .
5 / 5
The nave is always he @@subject concealed there is fascinated me-of some Phoenicians to some Dutch and some Americans, a history of a world is a history to ship. I have had big hopes thus book, reason have thought containerized the nave was one of some technologies of entities of a 20th century. Unfortunately, a book is coming on the little short.

=== A Good Material ===

Marc Levinson take still to stab in the subject quite complex, and in some describes does quite well. An introduction of containerized the nave is also a death knell for powerful longshoremen unions; a need for enormous main investments in of the port eases, something concealed was always a afterthought; and a need to change a way so only in the each business company.

An also done author the reasonable work to describe some transmissions have spent in a world for a growth of a container of nave. The taxes of cariche have fallen, which has changed a subject of way has been done in a world. But there was also transmissions in waterfront neighbourhoods, creations of totally of new cities, and a decay and decrease that that always had been of entity seaports.

Malcolm Mclean, A founder of SeaLand, is profiled in this book, and finds like the interesting, if a bit unfamiliar character. To good sure take to feel he for his that takes risk, betting his numerous time undertaken in that was little more than hunches roughly like this the shipping would owe that it reads. There is also outline brief of the few labour leaders, and his vain fights to retard a loss of works to automated material managing in of the ports.

=== A No-Like this-Material A lot of ===

While Mclean is profiled, I never really taken feels he for a man. It remains far during a book, although his accomplishments and the strategies are numerous times has contested .

A book repeats enough bit it. Like an example, a text has to that it has declared 25 times that there is little useable record to ship cost previously to 1980. WELL, it take a point . And while in a subject, surely has ways to estimate these.

Are the bit of the friki, and has expected takes more idea on like a system really works. Those who follow all some containers? Those who possesses him, and to the equal that are has paid. That he exactly done a work of the process because the container is chosen up for the truck in the factory, shipped for drive, uploaded in the ship, has shipped again for drive, and finally rid for truck. The one who directs a whole flow? How it is some containers has followed? It is this like the companies of logistics do? Extra of side for your container to be without accidents in a control more than discharge uploads? Any of these types of subjects were same of the clue of data in, the disappointment of entity for me.

=== Surround ===

A book was WELL, but is coming on cut in my opinion. Had so more would have liked me has liked roughly that containerized shipping really works, any duquel has been comprised. A book is more the history of as the port eases were foreseen and developed to sustain containers, with some analysis of some global effects of this technology. If you are interested in as shipping and the globalisation influences each one which so another, this is not the bad book. If you are interested mostly in like this containers in fact travesía, will be disappointed.
4 / 5
A book is evidence a lot so only this esimple' the subjects can has to that achieve far, unanticipated ramifications and successful tortuous streets, but also of a entrepreneurial perseverance and creativity without that the container would not be a commodity that is today. A book would owe that inspire other authors to face alike advances, a presence desquels is spent for big, and some histories desquels is ignored.
5 / 5
Partorisca A past 20 years have 2 miles of Virginia International Terminal-part of a Hampton container of port Streets that it is 3rd elder in an East Cost. Almost daily I bus of loaded raisin with the containers that attended be loaded. When I have discovered this book for incident, has taken the casualidad. In general, it is the a lot of read. A start was fast paced and informative. A half section was draggy and a bit repetitive, but arrivals in the good step. Containerization Has revolutionised world-wide Trade and has turned to manufacture to the canal of supply has complicated. I think that that a book could be be improve with an inclusion further of maps and of illustrations.
5 / 5
Likes more inhabitants of earth, has not given never very thought the intermodal nave. You are not until I have to do fault like an agent economic developer in Afganistan of the sud and has begun to look to the ways could more efficiently export some big lovely fruits and the dice grown locally to some yielding phases of Middle East that I discovered 'the box': a ubiquitous the container of forty feet has all seen on frame of trailer of the tractor, load of the ships and in resistant course. The Kandahar Aerodrome, where was stationed for the year, these containers were everywhere; literally thousands of them, duplicate stacked in of the lines the half mile long, more do lacking warehouses like this provisional while while to the way out of Afganistan.

Likes Manager of strategy and corporate development for the software of Valley of the main silicon undertaken, also any to be interested in disruptive technologies and business concepts, innovations that totally remake or create industries, a type to stuff Harvard Clayton Christensen of the Business school often writing on. Like this, Marc Levinson is 'A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy,' was a perfect book for me and, as it results, one of one the majority of enjoyable, enlightening law has had all the year.

In short, Levinson contests that containerization, which has been presented by a pioneer of transport Malcolm McLean in a prompt @@@1950s, more besides under a cost to ship. Fundamentally it changes a world-wide economy. And you do like this in several ways.

In the first place, redefine a meaning of the port city. In one was to break bulk nave, all-the purpose uploads the ships concealed is manually (and dulcemente and expensively) loaded and downloaded for longshoremen, the facts felt to have to that the manufactures approach to some jumps to save in costs of transport. Once a container has begun to dominate nave, an only purpose of the port was to upload and containers to download like this quickly like this possible using the work that saves crane. Has has associated industries like light manufacture, sure, the load that sends and other services, has sawed once-located with some cradles, was no longer appropriate to a waterfront. Such the change spelt an end to ship like the operation of entity in the traditional port cities numerous, of Baltimora and San Francisco to Liverpool and Londra. In a more occupied port in some the EUA, City of New York, an ease of operation of new container massively by means of a port in Newark and Elizabeth has dried out of one has established long cradles of Brooklyn and Manhattan with the suddenness this has impacted political bosses , work and shippers, equally.

'A primary reason thus transmission is that a container has turned to ship to the capital of intense industry that thrived in of the economies of stairs, doing a once sleepy shipping the industry looks the plot like a hyper has seen of the competitive USA of a @@@1850s. In a pause bulk was, dockside acts accounted for a part of entity of operational costs and a cost of overland the transport has done local of the numerous port city necessary. An economy of a ship of container, requiring payments of regular debt to fund his construction and so only in winning shows while underway, has dictated that less ports have been visited and more the load has been uploaded in the each one. Suddenly, the small port cities like Pieces of furniture and Discharges had spent simply of longitude, devastating a venue longshoremen unions and another that connects in an industry of nave. While, upstart Ports like Oakland, Singapore and Felixstowe in United Kingdom is surfaced container like this of entity that terminal of ships.

As, changes a geography of global manufacture. Some efficiencies of the container that ships the cost of transport has reduced like this dramatically that his finals imagined no longer influenced significantly prize of user, while in a pause bulk days a cost of the transoceanic nave done like the tax of double figure has imported in sakes. Suddenly, done of economic senses to relocate manufacturing facilitated in far work , low countries of sides and simply ship some sakes halfway around a world in of the ships of container.

Tercero, an economic revolution of a container was dulcemente in coming. A real revolution has not spent until a shippers (i.et. Some costruttrici of TVs, refrigerators, etc.) Has has centralised operations and has begun to explode efficiencies of container, which also really has not been available until the open deregulation on occasions for big shippers to save with agreements of term along and empinados bulk discount of nave. Innovations of processes like Toyota is 'just in time canal of supply, which has obtained popularity in a prompt @@@1980s, has seen the big companies invest energy and unprecedented time to improve his operations of logistics. Levinson Writes that for a time a container has dominated transoceanic nave -- on 80 of all the sakes that travel for container -- a vast majority of the load has not been sakes of the consumer finalised but 'intermediate sakes,' the parts and the supplies have used for final manufacture.

Several emergent additional subjects of 'A Box.' One is concealed government and controls organised, any @@subject that very meant, is often one the majority of powerful inhibiters the business innovation, which comes with a seal of enormous prize that has spent finally on to consumers in a form of the main prize for inferior sakes. After, little present of people in a creation never 'take' (and profit of) a plenary affects to sweep transmission that process and new technologies that intermodal nave. The unions have failed to appreciate his potential impact and has very suffered because of him. It takes the decades of governments to imagine was that they would not owe that be in a subject of port management and leave some the main costs have extended to private investors. And the majority of the investors of private sector were bad in a speed in that a container would change an economy of international nave. RJ Reynolds foray To a subject by means of an acquisition of McLean Tierra of the sea finalised in disappointment for all the world, his shareholders his plus of entity among them. And still McLean he, a godfather of a container and the man lionized for Levinson, has taken a very bad container in several occasions, that comprises some @@@1980s pauses of his Lines of the EUA has purchased, which has looked for to establish the round-the-@subject-of transport of world-wide container. The majority of intriguingly, those that have done profit of a revolution, as based in Evergreen Hong Kong and based in Danimarca Maersk Lines, was no punctual movers or flange of bleeding innovators. In fact, they have not taken to a subject of nave of the container until a @@@1970s.

Like fascinating and obliging as the querella has presented in 'A Box' can be, is so only the hypothesis. Levinson There is almost EVIDENCE A lot of QUANTITY to defend his claims. There is very small graphs and tables of data in this book, although one takes a diverse impression is not to lack to try in Levinson part. Esome I technical questions have involved to measure imposed of nave during a @@@1960s and @@@1970s is so that it adds that it measure of confidence of the impact of the prize of a container is unlikely to be developed,' he glumly has concluded.

Has loved this book. You can, also, you find some interesting basic subjects -- innovation, globalisation, and disruption of phase.
5 / 5
Has finalised recently this book. I will not repeat some other descriptions, but is the good bed and found that a lot informative.

One a thing would add is that you would have to that take time to read a footnotes. While the majority is just dates for facts, roughly one in twenty comprises to detail which has not been in a chapter has related, but well could have been. For chance, footnote 4 in Chapter 11 resupplies the brief history of an Australian glass Kooringa which does not look in a text. I think it that it has been it preferable to comprise a footnotes in an end of the each chapter more than in the separate section in an end of a book.

A lot of value the read him him any interest in transport, nave, or a sea, or alive next to the port of container of entity.
4 / 5
Read it. Of a start of some words to a last of some words. I have then bought two copies for another fellas I work with. It is quite big that looks ready if other people see you read the. Prize!
5 / 5
A Box is the history to ship containers, which have begun to read reason an author, Marc Levinson, is the partner. Knowing Marc I has not been surprised in a depth in that has managed it a subject (is there more to be said?) But quite surprised to find it interested and entertaining. A development of a container (@@@1950s to a present) has changed our lives in of the ways that was oblivious. It is the (perhaps the) reasons that the city of New York has lost his industry of nave, a reason that an office bulding I work in (forward Cunard lines to ship office) now houses the company of law, a reason that sees some giant cranes in Elizabeth New Jersey out of my window, for behind a Statue of Liberty. It is also a (a) reasons that my shirts are done in Malaysia and my cloths confine in Vietnam. It is fascinating to @give that the transmissions of the entity in our lives are caused for a relatively unpublicized adoption of relatively down-technology of technology.
4 / 5
Ossia One of some utmost business books of all the times. Reason a history is not very known to all the world, but reason can take his impact, this history in a container of nave can have the habit to illustrate all the classes of concepts roughly disruption, creativities, capital v. Work, and dozens of other business and ideas of economy. In spite of a subject humble, could not taking reading this book.
5 / 5
Ossia One involving read and the thoroughly researched history of a container, nave, his impact the unions, streets and trucking. Tip clearly that quell'modernisation struggled and a container to try to preserve one state quo two things. They have hurt His interest and - in some the USA - an interest of a nation.
5 / 5
The history written well of as the container of nave has changed an economy to ship and for this a world. Early chapters in a history to ship was fascinating, would have liked me much more is.
4 / 5
The a lot of elements have been to an adoption to ship containers by all the world: the big labour costs have involved to upload and downloading cariche in of the ships, trains and trucks, speeds of delivery, volume, unions, glass of surplus and policemen of government all has come near to create today world-wide eceonomy. This pound there is so only the pair of weaknesses, this in spite of. First of all, ANY MAP. This would be very useful when in ports of speakers and lines. Another is a redundency of some of some signals reintroduced of chapter to chapter, in chance that a reader any prendió attention. Still, the good book, both of the point of view of logistics and like the history.
5 / 5
Is hard the dispute that containerization there is dramatically has changed some principles of a game: canals of global supply, logistical, and to the outsourcing is all the direct consequences of some flows to trade massively there is enabled for modern containerships. Marc Levinson the account of this industry is an interesting mix of politics and history. A good section of a book is poured in labour disputes, and a general of control of some workers of cradle and unions of EUA to mechanisation. Retrospectively, they Have been concerned for some right reasons, the modern ports require a lot of little human implication and some days of breakbulk the nave has gone long. In everything, 'A Box' offered the good mix of a politics, strategy, and historical investigation.
5 / 5
Ossia The soyust-bed' partorisca any interested in foreign police or our economy. That can take bit it tedious (especially partorisca me) in some chapters in a Longshoreman Unions in both cost, but has included there interest and pertinent. If calm never marvels in like this can buy elements of another side of a world partorisca just pence and reasons these products compete with facts-in-of the elements of Amsterdam in a place of phase, this pound has all some responses. I have seated of then in the class of university economy in 1948, perhaps the readers the young plus can not find a lot of new information in this book, but all require partorisca comprise more in a global warehouse, and a personal history of Malcom McLean (trucker turned businessman) done this history even more in interesting. A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy
4 / 5
wants to know a history to ship and a development of 'A Box' take this book. It is an academic marvel . You will learn it stirs it in a world-wide to the transport has has finalised sakes and of the materials of commodity. Calm will not find clues of build of slowly of the construction with 'A Box'. For purpose of information so only! A eclectic nerdvana the suggestion of present adds. If your trucker to the prime minister likes has read will love calm for this selection.
5 / 5
Has been expecting the boring history of a creation of the quite mundane piece of crew of low technology.
Be the page found instead-flipping to see some varied developments that favours to an invention of the like results to be the mundane piece that the world-wide transmissions of crew of low technology!
More lamented an absence of pictures and graphs, but this lack does not come like the detriment to a quality of a writing.
Certainly material researched well, with bit it more the information that a half reader could wish...
And has appreciated a Gentleman of way Levinson has averted giving any moral or ethical test in some chances he like this precisely has described.
5 / 5
This book has material to add of the immense importance documents a development of a modern global economy. A container of nave is one of this neglected infrastructural things that a lot of people take for has admitted. Some descriptions gives of a solution of leading cradles, i.et. Bribed Labour intense squalor, is also well.

A drawback is that sometimes some chapters look the little like the collection of papers in jump it around one repeats sure things.
But a material is very material .
5 / 5
A Box is exceptionally thorough, but very clear. An arrival of a container and a level of measures, as to use, applies to half different of transport (ship, drives, truck) is attributed to some relentless contractors and is clearly the key facilitator effect or leaving global trade. Of Japanese exports massively the military mobility to a turn of control of union and perpetuation of the manual work to the efficiency of technology is outlined clearly in 'A Box'. The global trade could not have managed without he.
4 / 5
Interesting studio of a box and some economic implications of the simple technological transmission. Labour reports of the form, to political control to world-wide trade, the increase of a box chronicled transmission of entity.
5 / 5
Have in mine Samsung Compressed, as that can read or listen his. They are way of part by means of a book and are by train of the master. They are class of the history friki and learning in such of the breakings of the entity of global trade is something has more expósito interesting. It is surprising like something that simple like the box of big steel is resulted so imports the modern daily life, and a global economic system.
4 / 5
View adds on like the containers have helped to create some of some modern logistic appearances of today of warehouse​.
Really the much more that the interests read then would think.
4 / 5
Does not go to repeat the one who another reviewers has said. It is quite an interesting book. This in spite of, precise illustrations and of the photographs:

Which any look of early containers? It resupplies measures but any picture.

Which some cranes to upload look?

That big was some ships of prompt container have compared his today is? It gives accounts of container but any picture.

Where was a cradle of container of New Jersey? It was well to have the map that aims this and the cradles of New York, so that we could see the one who the additional transport has been required to take sakes the City of New York.

In the mandate has done the containers take loaded and has downloaded?

To the equal that Was cradles of different container in measure and creation of breadbulk cradles? It describes but the diagram would have helped extracted adds here.

Which intermodal (train, truck) vehicles of look of container?

In that has More illustrations, maps, etc., would help to explain things that is hard to transmit in of the words so only.
4 / 5
Is an interesting, at length the investigation and the book writes well.

A Kindle edition, this in spite of is in disappointing. Many the alone words are randomly exited to two separate words. Perhaps it have pauses of line in a half of some words broken in a source or of the versions of impression? It is really in it entertain. I can not agree some last times have seen the book of impression with these a lot of errors in him but this class of what is everything too common in Kindle editions.

Paying almost a same prize for the DRM-hobbled copy of the book like the physical copy, would expect that some two editions would receive a same attention to detail. Sadly This is not a chance.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 60 ratings
5 / 5
That the history adds! It IS to take to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sews - a container to ship hurriedly tugged in the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The show to reserve likes you a container has been developed, as it extends, and what is has used prendi. You will learn in some early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. So fascinating, Levinson described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be surprised to transport that it was different in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, only presents some facts in an objective road and the covers see a world-wide while east. Levinson Finds so sincerely interested in a subject and rubs entered a reader. That is to say the book has left in the to to friends like them has to read of this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the adherent of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, shipping, etc, will enjoy this book also.
3 / 5
Probably the calm did not think you never much more or less the, would bet. Me Or. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - apresamiento was a ship with skilled cranes, scrape the in the truck or stacks both big in the cart of train of flat bed and taking the where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious that requiring the level to build in so all some moving and structural parts joints of work? Well, it can be listened common in hindsight but in a longshoremen in some cradles of New York this has used to to upload and loads of download, certainly was at all has not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines to coach and competing undertaken to the ship has not been interested to resolve.

A book delves in these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution to ship of container in an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be the dry material , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more come from what sequential that the book. Calm fulfil it can be it bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle bad that you are only 60% final when final a last chapter. A rest 40%? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? That is to say yours to take.
5 / 5
I found esome Box' absolutely fascinated. A history of a container to ship can have been to a large extent ignored, but accounts so much in a beginning of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid 1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; a manually blockaded load against the controls of some ships for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that consumes. In the cities of port that to the imports likes them to them to them New York and London has been structured around his cradles, with the factories apropen his ports to minimise some coast involved with a multiple cape and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the little of the pioneers have begun to try to move upload against containers. Inside the few low decades, the containers revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could seamless when being moved of the factory, among trucks, trains, and ships in of the clients. Where once it can there is of the month taken to ship the product of some the EUA in Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any one predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, cheap and reliable container nave, the manufacture of the component has been tilled has been around a world in a provider a cheap plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the whole coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement where the earth was cheap. Of course, the countries in early Asia resulted can of of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
Joy 'as the books of the material laws and this a drawee!

The ships of the container is the business-in-business technology. Few consumers not having never routed directly or took your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century have taken relatively attention of small public.

A technology is earnest: it poses the plot to upload against the big box (20 feet or 40 long feet), seals a box, movement a box in a point of world-wide transport (ships, roads, and trucks), and then a-sales a box in a far end. Among other things, these pieces of low system in shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one owes the ships of creation that could spend of the boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to to persuade ports to install new container-systems of sleeve. Any one has to say the plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some low costs flowed through shippers more than some companies these services to offer to ship, That is to say the good thing .

Levinson The covers to reserve this revolution of several angles. In a low-side, does not have heart very centrical in a book; a more afterwards comes is to continuation Malcom McLean is a career, although although the narrative nut is interrupted often. In an up-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references in of the original documents of ports in City of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
5 / 5
You would think that the book in a development of some ubiquitous containers to ship stacked everywhere would be to abhor. Out of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions in only-in-time the fashion in of the costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes concealed surrounds a container to ship comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in timing odd locations with a side of effect by side to destroy historical ports like NYC, (2) ships of unfathomable volumes of elements fashioned that is to say Tan hurriedly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location in another to take advantage of taxes of local salary, (3) now can schedule the same deliveries for the foreigner the sendings that to the left for the censuses the low plus and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10% or less than a anteriorly the crew required, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Has the technician or the subject angled, that is to say the terrific read. There have it only a chapter where takes bogged down try account why data of lack in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah has!' Moments while you learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and imposes some levels this has done to ship of possible modern load. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a searcher of anxious occasion that it could he hurriedly tendencies to explode this has done the difference.

A book was very written although the bit to abhor in of the parts. It IS very informative in an innovation is gone through big that has changed a living quality for millions around a world.
4 / 5
If you are a less bit it interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container those ships concealed influenced the, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has lined my attention a whole road and left me left more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more quite ships of container. More is that it surprises like a system is today quite seamlessly among ships, ports, roads and trucks - has not been road of while. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have taken this quite - to the era has to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep conformed - and so that the approximation of lives in McLean SEES, now knows why could appoint this city after him. Read this book, develops your horizons and gives new to mean in your place in a world like the consumer.
4 / 5
Any one this subject in China, export / of import, or is only curious quite something concealed taken by has admitted every day - this book is since you.
Some chronicles to write a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to touch over time - particularly a 20th century. It interests to learn in a past history of an industry to ship and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the hurriedly read, allocution for repeats it the small time and could be to be quite 100 low pages. At least it is organised in such the road that can skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book in any one concealed enjoys historical nonfiction, history of 20th century, or is interested to ship of technology / and maritime technology of load.
5 / 5
Quan Grew it up, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in North America was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and so advance. Cela Has thinks that that a container to ship could have such an effect of entity in cradles and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that backed maritime nave? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
It IS difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims what the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in ship of big measure of container. A longshoreman has disappeared of a scene. Memory in a mid seventies a day my father returned of his dispatch with an interest and tragic tale. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and is fallen in a water among a ship and cradle of cimenta. Usually the mark of soft current a change of the ship to and fro softly paste a cradle and with perfect time like coolie is fallen in a sea a ship has run over in death against a cradle of cimenta. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. Quan Not having never the change massively there is that it wins and losers but sure a world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
5 / 5
That the history adds! It is hard to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sew - a container of the quickly tugged nave to the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The aim of book likes you a container has been developed, likes to extend, and that it is has used stops. You will learn on some the early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. Like this fascinating, Levinson has described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be the transport has surprised that different was in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, so only presents some facts in an objective way and the leaves see a world-wide like east. Levinson Finds like this sincerely interested in a @@@subject and rubs is gone in a reader. Ossia The book has left to friends as ' has to that read this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the defender of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, nave, etc, will enjoy this book also.
5 / 5
Probably has not thought never a lot roughly the, would bet. M Neither. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - take them was a ship with has has specialised crane, scrape the to the truck or stack his two big in the car of train of flat bed and take them where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious of requiring the regulate partorisca build the like this all some moving and structural part joints of work? Well, it can be felt common in hindsight but to a longshoremen in a piers of New York the one who has used partorisca upload and load of download, certainly was at all there is not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines of train and competing undertaken of the nave has not been interested to solve.

A book delves to these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution of nave of container to an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be material dry , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more like this of the sequential tests that the book. Calm know it can be bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle indicates that you are so only 60 finishing when you finalise a last chapter. A rest 40? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? Ossia Yours taken.
4 / 5
This rids roughly is shipping containers, any big adventure. Like this calm expect it to be the bit in a dry side, and ossia , there are figures resupplied for consideration, but is much more that the simple recitation of figures. There are histories of the chances and some people have involved, and to the equal that has there has been sucedidos in, faltered in, and in a process shaped a development of nave of the container standardised in a course of 1950-2000. Like the book mentions, is sometimes last to do direct comparisons to a quantity and of the types to ship, reasons such figures were maintained seldom permanently for any centrical power, and a lot a lot of some companies' the records are disappeared like these companies have fallen for a wayside in a sharply competitive world of nave of container. These people can have state revolutionising a world, but any a lot of has concerned roughly that document that revolution. And, like the revolutions have been, is a bit thin to the equal that develops, likes person in a profession of history has thought really, 'Hey, would have to register this for posterity!' And it succour record of the disposal like a company there is taken on his faltering competition. So much, while it is clear that the transmissions have arrived , a full magnitude of them so only can be speculated on and guessed in. More, apples-and-the oranges is the clear question , also. It is 500 tonnes of bananas some same likes 500 tonnes of oil? It is 100 tonnes of A Netherlands to NYC some same likes 100 tonnes of Giappone to California? It is difficult to define metrics.

But a book resupplies an interesting overview of a prompt-mid to to days likes him to him the ship the container has standardised, has changed a character of ports as well as one ships him, and facts and has broken a lot of different companies in the field where the fortunes could be done and has lost based in the alone wrong decision in a development of way would arrive.
4 / 5
Founds 'A Box' was absolutely fascinating. A history of a container of nave can be estada to a large extent ignored, but explains so much in a start of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid @@@1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; one uploads manually jammed to some ship' controls for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that eats. To the port cities of entities likes them New York and Londra has been structured around his cradles, with the factories approach his ports to minimise some costs have involved with some multiple managing and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the few pioneers have begun to try to move cariche in containers. Inside the few short decades, the containers have revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could be seamlessly moved of the factory, among truck, trains, and ships to client. Where once can have taken month to ship the product of some the USA to Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, economic container and of confidence nave, the manufacture of component has been tilled was around a world-wide to a provider an economic plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the integers of coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement to where the earth was economic. Of course, country in prompt Asia resulted can of manufacture of entity.
5 / 5
Enjoys 'as the material laws' of the books and this one there is rid!

The nave of container is the business-the-business technology. Few consumers have not sent never directly or has received your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century has taken relatively little public attention.

A technology is sincere: place to plot of load in the big box (20 feet or 40 feet long), focuses a box, movement a box in a coverage of world-wide transport (ships, streets, and trucks), and then a-pack a box in a far end. Among other things, these courses of system down on shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one has had to that draw ships that could spend boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to that persuade ports to install new container-managing systems. Any one has had to that say to plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some slope some the low plus has flowed by means of the shippers more than some companies that services of offer of nave, Ossia the good thing .

Levinson The book covers this revolution of several corners. In a down-side, has no centrical heart to a book; one the next plus comes is to continuation a career of Malcom McLean, although although the narrative edge is interrupted often. In an on-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references to original documents of ports in Cities of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
4 / 5
Would think that the book in a development of a ubiquitous containers of nave stacked everywhere would be boring. Far of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions to so only-in-time to manufacture to costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes that surrounds a container of nave comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in sometimes of odd locations with an effect lateralmente to destroy to to historical ports like NYC, (2) of nave of unfathomable volumes of has has manufactured elements that is Like this quickly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location to another to explode imposed of local salary, (3) the deliveries now can be planned included for abroad shipments leaving for the lowest censuses and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10 or less than a previously required crew, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Taken the technician or business bent, ossia the terrific bed. There have it so only a chapter where take bogged down try explain because lack of data in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah there is!' Moments to the equal that learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and impose some levels that has done the modern load that the possible ships. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a researcher of anxious occasion the one who could quickly tendency to explode that has done the difference.

A book was a lot write although the bit to bore in of the parts. It is a lot informative in a past innovation for big that has changed a quality of life for millions around a world.
5 / 5
Any the one who business in Cina, export / of import, or is so only curious roughly something that takes for has admitted every day - this book is for you.
Some chronicles of author a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to upload over time - particularly a 20th century. Interest to learn in a past history of an industry of nave and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the quickly read, directs to repeat it the little time and could be to be roughly 100 short pages. At least it is organised in such the way that can you skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book to any the one who enjoys historical no-fiction, history of 20th century, or is interested in nave of technology / and maritime technology of load.
4 / 5
Is a less has bitten interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container that ships that has influenced it to him, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has resisted my attention a whole way and left that it loves more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more roughly ships of container. It is more than amazing like a system is today quite seamless among ships, ports, streets and trucks - is not while way. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have spent this roughly - was has had to that to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep fulfilled - and like this live near of McLean GOES, now know reason this city could be appointed with which him. Read this book, develops your horizons and give new meaning to your place in a world like the consumer.
4 / 5
When it Grow on, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in north Amsterdam was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and like this advance. The one who would have think that that a container of nave could have such an effect of entity in cradle and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that sustain of maritime nave given? Fascinating Has read!
4 / 5
It is difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims the one who the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in big measure the nave of container. A longshoreman is disappeared of a scene. It agrees in a mid seventies a day my father has gone back of his office with an interesting and tragic history. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and has fallen to a water among a ship and cement pier. Usually the sweet current mark a transmission to ship to and fro softly paste a pier and with perfect timing like coolie has fallen to a sea a ship there is run over the death against a cement pier. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. When there is not never the transmission massively there is winning and losing but sure of the world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
5 / 5
Has the type of the reservations of the history concealed has to that way that is premise like some second insignificant looks was in fact enormously influential. A Box is such the book , and finds a gender, and this example of him, enormously pleasant reading. Besides a subject obvious to ship containers, A Box resupplies ideas the labour reports, control, good and bad business management, and globalisation. Among some the majority of the mine that astounds the points were a speed in that it change in shipping arrived and a lack of data to drive the decision that does. That side to ship x quantity of load of here to there? With real taxes versus real taxes, imposed, sure, and the costs are not and is not a responsible question, at least a lot of like this general observation. A book is thorough, a lot-writing, and involving partly to direct on Malcom MacLean, a 'inventor' of containerized nave. He a lot of profit with illustrations: of creations of different container, of hook and assemblies of door (in that a lot is writing), and, of course, of ships of container and his controls. Also, my ebook has had the big number of inexcusable errors, clearly aiming the lack to read of test or modifying. But these quibbles averts, A Box is enjoyable and probably to change like thinking of an impact of innovation in business and society.
4 / 5
A lot of all this drives the international connectivity and a global economy is like this big-technology or as spoken-roughly like this technology of information and ubiquitous travesía of jet. If on the dot: a container of nave of rectangular metal, and all one a-sexy infrastructure to sustain his use, as it has drawn especially ships, cranes, and ports. Levinson Directs to do is that it interests to present to some of some characters keys in a fine-evolution of decade of containerization, and to say a history of some challenges to the long of a way to the equal that join labour, regulatory hurdles, concurrido and indifference of sectors to transport related, poor business decisions, and fluctuations in a world-wide economy.
The globalisation is a result of the multitude of developments, and a vast literature in a subject recognises this. This in spite of, in the bed that the significant sample of this literature, there is remarked that sure technologies (likes edge optic communications) and processes (like international electronic transactions) tends to take a inordinate quantity of attention. Levinson The book is the welcome pause of this model, giving pertinent attention to one of some the majority of engine of entity of globalisation.
Has learnt to plot in an industry of nave, and in streets and trucking also. Containerization Has changed everything of these industries dramatically, and has changed a way to do @@subject partorisca countless another. And he all has managed without the majority partorisca remark us. This book signals that it is now of takes look and learn some lessons of an experience. I expect that a book takes to plot of attention of professors of history, geography, and economy as well as it has interested character.
5 / 5
This book is the pleasant surprise in all the considerations. An author is the economist coached the one who knows like this to do primary investigation. More importantly, knows like this to balance some histories of people with big personalities with a lot of credible evidence to do his point.

In the nutshell, a book locates an invention and eventual adoption of a container of nave standardised all know roughly today. Although perfectly 'obvious' retrospectively, of the helps of author to see so only that unlikely an idea was, like this resistant an industry was for the adopt (any to mention regulators of government the one who was worse), and that has contributed to costs to manufacture gone down for almost anything.

To the long of a way takes some sum of social history. Some dives of author in a labour world in a big seafaring ports of a first world of a container and then tip any to a lot of that has standardised the containers have taken traffic out of breakbulk nave, to a never durable detriment of some unions of nave. To the big Cities likes them to them Londra, New York, and San Francisco has used to be put you of entity. A box has changed everything of that and has had enormous social impact.

Has a lot of histories add in here, but any better that that of Malcom McLean, a trucking executive the one who in the first place conceived of a box and is gone in to develop his a lot of incarnations. McLean Is the real elder that character of life and strolls by means of a book like the colossus. His history so only would do the biography adds, but there is so more here.

Has found this book to be like this last to dip down like the good mystery. I recommend it highly to any interested in an economy, world-wide trade, engineering maquinal, a history of unions, or micros economy. Ossia The terrific book !
4 / 5
A book an excellent work in aiming like a containerized subject of the nave developed of his starts to his current state. A book this of each corner, of some real business decisions have done in an industry of nave, some decisions have done of several port powers (both audiences and privately operated) and some elections have done of unions. Everything of these, near, has touched the function a lot of entity in as an industry has developed finally. An emphasis of a book, this in spite of, is these factors in some the USA the International coverage of these factors is feeble relative to a discussion that spent in some the EUA, the weakness of a book. This weakness is clear when one considers that some the account of EUA so only for the relatively small action of world-wide trade in containerized traffic in his port as well as a fact that so only the tiny percentage (less than 0.5) of a world-wide containerized the traffic is spent for EUA flagged glass.

A book also tongue, well, an impact that these decisions have had in a cost to ship and an impact of globalisation. This in spite of, a book is being missing of to the the respect likes failure to resupply empirical information. For example, it declares that it cost port in a pre-age of container accounted for roughly 50 to ship the costs but any data is resupplied later on like this to the that the costs have fallen and that has fallen finally to. Ossia The serious weakness to the equal that without such information is difficult to for real judge the one who those imports containerization was the globalisation of world-wide trade, especially manufacturing.

In spite of, in spite of the weakness of a book, he the good work in aiming like this the industry developed and as I impact global trade.
5 / 5
The cliché objects this goes almost a-remarked in the daily life often conceals to interest histories. 'A Box' for Marc Levinson is the chance on the dot.

Everything of has seen containers of nave that is trucked to the long of some streets or seating in some factory, but pay them small attention. This in spite of some the economic shoes spend and some digital cameras abordables knots tote around owe his cost below to the behaviour of global economic revolution to the discharge astounding for a container of nave.

Levinson Says this remarkable history in his exceptionally readable book. His description of working life in some cradles and like pause-bulk the load has been managed in pre-days of container fascinating reading. Traditional waterfront practical of the work and the communities are disappeared with remarkable speed once containerisation there is taken on.

A resultant derelict port zones and piers further of entities waterfront cities in some world-wide morphed to trendy compraventas, eating and entertainment precincts - all because of the revolution wrought for a container of nave.

Industries that once clustered ports of next entity to minimise the costs of big transport were then free to extend amply and included as a whole researches the business costs go down.

Levinson Written on some technical and economic appearances of his subject in the very clear way, fully accessible to a general reader. His explanation of a nave 'wars of records' (my term) of a late 1960 is - prompt 1970 is is the gem of clarity.

A lot when being pas familiar with a transport of EUA regulatory diet in a mid-20th century, has been surprised to read that some the USA ICC has has regulated streets and of the taxes to upload to the terracing that looks ludicrous today. To take an example, an American trucking the company has had to take ICC approval to transport particular sakes to the long of has has defined streets and touch his price of the clients of cariche have regulated. It defends of containerisation has had to struggle against such entrenched bureaucracies and vested interests.

Some the coastal unions were able to negotiate odd agreements to preserve diminishing works. In a chance, has fill the containers there is rid to the port has had to be emptied in some cradles and refilled with exactly one same load before some containers could be loaded to the ship. A fact that shippers there is agreed to similar agreements says to plot in relative power in a waterfront in that then.

A book is not so only in a container of nave, is also in an impact of transformative technologies in of the works and of the traditional communities and is roughly technologies that informative can animal-order an economic landscape.

A book is excellently fixed and progress by means of pre-practical of work of the container in some cradles, early experiences with containers, some fights with unions, regular setting, development of the ports of container have consecrated, a frenzy of ships to build and resultant collapses and like this on.

Has been pleased to see virtually not cushioning in a book. Enough the few books of this gender a lot really has quite material to fill the book, as they are cushioned was with marginally pertinent background text.

Disappointingly, does not have any photo or diagrams in a book. I have loved to see diagrams of some controversial 'fusions of corner' that has taken on long in of the meetings of regular setting. Also it would have liked him to see of photo of some of some historical early containers, cranes and ships - and waterfront life and acts first of containerisation.

Has loved this book. Strongly it recommends a book to readers has interested in a popular gender of books in clichés objects' like container of nave. Those doing in a nave, transport and industries of logistical can has not given never the thought in a history of such the basic tool of his professions. Also they will enjoy to read in his history.
4 / 5
A number-the history fill of a globalisation of a 20th century, of @@@1950s all a way to @@@2010s. Like the container has taken control and ship standardised, drives and imposed of trucks, the international taxes have followed. A same time, the companies and the executives have mixed to invest and profit of a upheaval of international logistics.
Calm never has asked to put you the one who does modern and where the pills are packaged, this rids some amazing responses
5 / 5
This book is surprising reason shipping never prendido and has done that has the shipwreck. Some main world-wide results because of complaints and global heating. Sure some main world-wide results reasons in some other hand-held people travels included to some spatial and loves him do meso of survival. It marks your resumes!

Sincerely,

Nikolaos Sivris
that study of Postgrado to Ship Trade and Finance
Cass Londra University
5 / 5
A container of nave there is enabled global trade to minimise costs of transport. An elimination of pause-bulk in a dockside has accelerated a turnaround of ships, effectively augmenting port capacities. Reduced managing also reduced breakage and pilferage, so that the ports have used to be notorious.

This book resupplies the highly readable overview that illustrates economic forces and of the technicians without resultant also detailed and complex. Good value for a money
5 / 5
has to that admit, has chosen this book up for accident. It was probably 20 his pages first have @@give is not gone in a development of the map that the ships boxes - arguably no the real page-turner idea in him.

Was probably 15 his pages when have @to @give my deception. This book is in a metal that ships the containers have used in of the ships. For 20 pages, this in spite of, was hooked. No never it have considered like the things has been shipped first to ship containers, and Levinson dips out of the reasonably vivid landscape of breakbulk nave and his partners of enormous labour costs and rampant fraud. Initiated by the trucking tycoon, a container of nave has costruttrici sinister to compete in of the hundreds of the phases and the thousands of miles was, fundamentally that change an economy of has manufactured has produced.

The can not touch like a lot, but an extraordinarily interested history, and recommend a remote book thicker that to some sounds of history likes them deserves. In fact, my woman found it comical when father-in-law of mine, 6 month with which have read a book, has sent one saying of email ' has to that have Justin has read this book - 'A Box'!'

Give the casualidad.
5 / 5
Marc Levinson the phenomenal work partorisca relate some origins of a Container of Nave and is evolution in a past 6 decades in the a lot of involving way. Before I have begun partorisca read, was skeptical of as that interests the book in hipping Band' could be. But this book is not so only in a container. It is in the revolutionary idea that has transformed a Global trade in the stairs that any one has imagined, perhaps with an exception of Malcolm McLean, a man for behind a commercial success of a nave of container as we know it. The deliberations and the decisions that surrounds a standardisation of a Container, his impact in some works of a waterfront unions by force/of the work, his influence in a creation of some ships, an apparition of new port city, and a death of some port cities that could not adopt to a transmission, was all has has related backed for investigation very thorough. A chapter partorisca conclude on like the container is enabling 'Just in time the distribution/of manufacture spends home his function in some canals of global supply of a 21st century. In general, I add it read partorisca all the professionals of canal of the supply!
5 / 5
... And a container of nave has attacked down these:

Longshoremen
Truckers
Maritime cartels
supply and canal of bureaucracy Milite
Unionized manufactures it in the first place world-wide hard-working
Traditional (or historical) ports

In fact, is living in the city that was strongly unionized in 1950, and is looking around and that asks , 'The spent?'... This can answer a question.

'A Box' is HARDLY he glowing commentary in responses of union the innovation and enhancements of productivity. Neither you reflect well in an ICC or a joint of levels of the government. A message of some looks to reserve to be, if you are reactive, obstructive and slow to change, consider you outpaced and has substituted. Immediately.

This book is more interesting that it would expect it. It is hard of living being in 2009 and try imagine doing the subject in a 50 east. Thank you, Marc Levinson, partorisca adds read.

ps -- Would have been it well partorisca have some maps, graphs, or good statistical analysis. The readers are not fearful of this material. The pleas of authorships of all a book averts, could resupply some advance-and-with which comparisons.
4 / 5
There is no known a history of nave of first container to read this book. It is surprising that so only he handful of the pioneers have defined an industry of nave of the container that knows today. A book the good work partorisca detail this history. An only ding would give is that a writing could be presionada the bit, but perhaps ossia so only a perspective of the person has used partorisca read estacas of Twitter in an Internet.
5 / 5
Never has listened of an author during an interview in this book in NPR done several years, had wanted to read this book.

For some fund on me, are the Architect of Engineer of Systems/of Coverage - with experiences to do with computers of then 1964. During this NPR interview, could not help but think like a development of containerized nave paralleled some developments in networking after an introduction of Ethernet and a TCP/protocols of IP. Both a nave of container (physical traffic in the 'coverage') and some protocols of coverage (digital/electronic traffic in the coverage) has had the slow ramp-arrive like this country/of the companies/of the people have has had to that engreído of a need to adopt one has required levels.

A book locates a history, warts and everything, of a container of nave - a visionaries this saws things to the equal that could be - some forces that hampered and helped - some effects in shippers, unions, neighbourhoods, cities, trains, truckers, manufacturers, consumers, retail companies, governments, etc. Of this 'disruptive technology' create of the one who time has had to come. An author there has been the difficult time that the investigations and that gathers a raw data of prize, tonnage, the miles have travelled, etc. Reasons few people in that then the raw information is cost in fact saving like the significant historical information.

One of some interesting points of view was a control given for unions to some new containerized technology - has directed to extract the current of shows of shippers this has left an orderly unset' of a longshoreman lifestyle in several decades. The workers have been resupplied with the small pension, neighbourhoods the next cradles have experienced the slow decrease that fine-generation longshoreman transitions of families to other lines of work.

A concept of some unions that reports the action of a sudden, new-found 'wealth' of a shippers still retard some effects of a disruption massively his livelihood underscores a human face of transmissions of this discharge. A volatility of a warehouse of nave, year-to-year, looks in a failure and acquisition of companies. A glacial step of progress and political infighting inner and among shows of organisations of international levels so much a power and limitations of deliberative organism.

Has the wealth of information in an end of a book - commentary, bibliography, dipped - so that desire to continue investigation in this zone. For my part, this was the lovely idea of something that taken for admitted - like this takes here, and reason affects so many things.
4 / 5
There be enjoyed to read this book, an author has done some impressive investigation and has undermined really deeply to a history to ship. It give five stars for an endeavour and an investigation but I celery that an author has underlined mainly a situation in some the EUA, and a lot really examine like the nave of container has grown in a rest of a world. It grieve touches to a growth of places likes Dubai or Singapore. Also it seats that it looks to direct far too much in some unions, a docker strikes and a rivalry among some leaders of union. This can have been a factor of entity in a growth to ship, but in fact finalised skipping one of some chapters in some unions as it looks to held and out of context.
4 / 5
An author the good work of any one only that describes like a container has come the relevance but underlining battles of entities that impeded the success and a collateral harm have created. Ossia An easy bed and does not require any one a lot the technical fund to take by means of.
4 / 5
Has to that individual that of the second looks @subject mundane could form a base of such the readable and informative book. Some transfers and turns of chances, of a foreseeable battles among some unions and his emprendedores, to some sometimes-amazing unexpected and unforeseeable consequences of decisions that was taken clearly with which a lot of careful thought, mark to read adds.

Seats a lack of the maps is sad. Surely it has to that have the few photographs of archive of some early implementations, some of a quayside the scenes like containers take mixed in with traditional pause-bulk load, some shots of one drives him cars that begins a prime minister intermodal services? That roughly some shots of square miles of containers stacked to Rotterdam? Of a gargantuan ships of container now in service? And reason not even the line that draws to aim some regular dimensions of 20-feet and boxes of 40 feet?

And the minor quibble: some points of author out of a task of nightmare to try to verify some contents of containers partorisca battle people of smuggling, arms and drugs. For more than 20 years a port in him Havre has had the scanner of monster that pode image some whole contents of containers, and is notably state has achieved. The load that enters a Tunnel of Canal is examined also for escáneres alike. ( Investigation of web ycoscan').
4 / 5
With shipping the containers that evolves the culture of personal lifestyle, has had to that know more. Little @I give how much legacy mixed around these humble boxes. While there is not any character, history, plot, or final, is material of good investigation .
5 / 5
The nave is always he @@subject concealed there is fascinated me-of some Phoenicians to some Dutch and some Americans, a history of a world is a history to ship. I have had big hopes thus book, reason have thought containerized the nave was one of some technologies of entities of a 20th century. Unfortunately, a book is coming on the little short.

=== A Good Material ===

Marc Levinson take still to stab in the subject quite complex, and in some describes does quite well. An introduction of containerized the nave is also a death knell for powerful longshoremen unions; a need for enormous main investments in of the port eases, something concealed was always a afterthought; and a need to change a way so only in the each business company.

An also done author the reasonable work to describe some transmissions have spent in a world for a growth of a container of nave. The taxes of cariche have fallen, which has changed a subject of way has been done in a world. But there was also transmissions in waterfront neighbourhoods, creations of totally of new cities, and a decay and decrease that that always had been of entity seaports.

Malcolm Mclean, A founder of SeaLand, is profiled in this book, and finds like the interesting, if a bit unfamiliar character. To good sure take to feel he for his that takes risk, betting his numerous time undertaken in that was little more than hunches roughly like this the shipping would owe that it reads. There is also outline brief of the few labour leaders, and his vain fights to retard a loss of works to automated material managing in of the ports.

=== A No-Like this-Material A lot of ===

While Mclean is profiled, I never really taken feels he for a man. It remains far during a book, although his accomplishments and the strategies are numerous times has contested .

A book repeats enough bit it. Like an example, a text has to that it has declared 25 times that there is little useable record to ship cost previously to 1980. WELL, it take a point . And while in a subject, surely has ways to estimate these.

Are the bit of the friki, and has expected takes more idea on like a system really works. Those who follow all some containers? Those who possesses him, and to the equal that are has paid. That he exactly done a work of the process because the container is chosen up for the truck in the factory, shipped for drive, uploaded in the ship, has shipped again for drive, and finally rid for truck. The one who directs a whole flow? How it is some containers has followed? It is this like the companies of logistics do? Extra of side for your container to be without accidents in a control more than discharge uploads? Any of these types of subjects were same of the clue of data in, the disappointment of entity for me.

=== Surround ===

A book was WELL, but is coming on cut in my opinion. Had so more would have liked me has liked roughly that containerized shipping really works, any duquel has been comprised. A book is more the history of as the port eases were foreseen and developed to sustain containers, with some analysis of some global effects of this technology. If you are interested in as shipping and the globalisation influences each one which so another, this is not the bad book. If you are interested mostly in like this containers in fact travesía, will be disappointed.
4 / 5
A book is evidence a lot so only this esimple' the subjects can has to that achieve far, unanticipated ramifications and successful tortuous streets, but also of a entrepreneurial perseverance and creativity without that the container would not be a commodity that is today. A book would owe that inspire other authors to face alike advances, a presence desquels is spent for big, and some histories desquels is ignored.
4 / 5
Partorisca A past 20 years have 2 miles of Virginia International Terminal-part of a Hampton container of port Streets that it is 3rd elder in an East Cost. Almost daily I bus of loaded raisin with the containers that attended be loaded. When I have discovered this book for incident, has taken the casualidad. In general, it is the a lot of read. A start was fast paced and informative. A half section was draggy and a bit repetitive, but arrivals in the good step. Containerization Has revolutionised world-wide Trade and has turned to manufacture to the canal of supply has complicated. I think that that a book could be be improve with an inclusion further of maps and of illustrations.
5 / 5
Likes more inhabitants of earth, has not given never very thought the intermodal nave. You are not until I have to do fault like an agent economic developer in Afganistan of the sud and has begun to look to the ways could more efficiently export some big lovely fruits and the dice grown locally to some yielding phases of Middle East that I discovered 'the box': a ubiquitous the container of forty feet has all seen on frame of trailer of the tractor, load of the ships and in resistant course. The Kandahar Aerodrome, where was stationed for the year, these containers were everywhere; literally thousands of them, duplicate stacked in of the lines the half mile long, more do lacking warehouses like this provisional while while to the way out of Afganistan.

Likes Manager of strategy and corporate development for the software of Valley of the main silicon undertaken, also any to be interested in disruptive technologies and business concepts, innovations that totally remake or create industries, a type to stuff Harvard Clayton Christensen of the Business school often writing on. Like this, Marc Levinson is 'A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy,' was a perfect book for me and, as it results, one of one the majority of enjoyable, enlightening law has had all the year.

In short, Levinson contests that containerization, which has been presented by a pioneer of transport Malcolm McLean in a prompt @@@1950s, more besides under a cost to ship. Fundamentally it changes a world-wide economy. And you do like this in several ways.

In the first place, redefine a meaning of the port city. In one was to break bulk nave, all-the purpose uploads the ships concealed is manually (and dulcemente and expensively) loaded and downloaded for longshoremen, the facts felt to have to that the manufactures approach to some jumps to save in costs of transport. Once a container has begun to dominate nave, an only purpose of the port was to upload and containers to download like this quickly like this possible using the work that saves crane. Has has associated industries like light manufacture, sure, the load that sends and other services, has sawed once-located with some cradles, was no longer appropriate to a waterfront. Such the change spelt an end to ship like the operation of entity in the traditional port cities numerous, of Baltimora and San Francisco to Liverpool and Londra. In a more occupied port in some the EUA, City of New York, an ease of operation of new container massively by means of a port in Newark and Elizabeth has dried out of one has established long cradles of Brooklyn and Manhattan with the suddenness this has impacted political bosses , work and shippers, equally.

'A primary reason thus transmission is that a container has turned to ship to the capital of intense industry that thrived in of the economies of stairs, doing a once sleepy shipping the industry looks the plot like a hyper has seen of the competitive USA of a @@@1850s. In a pause bulk was, dockside acts accounted for a part of entity of operational costs and a cost of overland the transport has done local of the numerous port city necessary. An economy of a ship of container, requiring payments of regular debt to fund his construction and so only in winning shows while underway, has dictated that less ports have been visited and more the load has been uploaded in the each one. Suddenly, the small port cities like Pieces of furniture and Discharges had spent simply of longitude, devastating a venue longshoremen unions and another that connects in an industry of nave. While, upstart Ports like Oakland, Singapore and Felixstowe in United Kingdom is surfaced container like this of entity that terminal of ships.

As, changes a geography of global manufacture. Some efficiencies of the container that ships the cost of transport has reduced like this dramatically that his finals imagined no longer influenced significantly prize of user, while in a pause bulk days a cost of the transoceanic nave done like the tax of double figure has imported in sakes. Suddenly, done of economic senses to relocate manufacturing facilitated in far work , low countries of sides and simply ship some sakes halfway around a world in of the ships of container.

Tercero, an economic revolution of a container was dulcemente in coming. A real revolution has not spent until a shippers (i.et. Some costruttrici of TVs, refrigerators, etc.) Has has centralised operations and has begun to explode efficiencies of container, which also really has not been available until the open deregulation on occasions for big shippers to save with agreements of term along and empinados bulk discount of nave. Innovations of processes like Toyota is 'just in time canal of supply, which has obtained popularity in a prompt @@@1980s, has seen the big companies invest energy and unprecedented time to improve his operations of logistics. Levinson Writes that for a time a container has dominated transoceanic nave -- on 80 of all the sakes that travel for container -- a vast majority of the load has not been sakes of the consumer finalised but 'intermediate sakes,' the parts and the supplies have used for final manufacture.

Several emergent additional subjects of 'A Box.' One is concealed government and controls organised, any @@subject that very meant, is often one the majority of powerful inhibiters the business innovation, which comes with a seal of enormous prize that has spent finally on to consumers in a form of the main prize for inferior sakes. After, little present of people in a creation never 'take' (and profit of) a plenary affects to sweep transmission that process and new technologies that intermodal nave. The unions have failed to appreciate his potential impact and has very suffered because of him. It takes the decades of governments to imagine was that they would not owe that be in a subject of port management and leave some the main costs have extended to private investors. And the majority of the investors of private sector were bad in a speed in that a container would change an economy of international nave. RJ Reynolds foray To a subject by means of an acquisition of McLean Tierra of the sea finalised in disappointment for all the world, his shareholders his plus of entity among them. And still McLean he, a godfather of a container and the man lionized for Levinson, has taken a very bad container in several occasions, that comprises some @@@1980s pauses of his Lines of the EUA has purchased, which has looked for to establish the round-the-@subject-of transport of world-wide container. The majority of intriguingly, those that have done profit of a revolution, as based in Evergreen Hong Kong and based in Danimarca Maersk Lines, was no punctual movers or flange of bleeding innovators. In fact, they have not taken to a subject of nave of the container until a @@@1970s.

Like fascinating and obliging as the querella has presented in 'A Box' can be, is so only the hypothesis. Levinson There is almost EVIDENCE A lot of QUANTITY to defend his claims. There is very small graphs and tables of data in this book, although one takes a diverse impression is not to lack to try in Levinson part. Esome I technical questions have involved to measure imposed of nave during a @@@1960s and @@@1970s is so that it adds that it measure of confidence of the impact of the prize of a container is unlikely to be developed,' he glumly has concluded.

Has loved this book. You can, also, you find some interesting basic subjects -- innovation, globalisation, and disruption of phase.
4 / 5
Has finalised recently this book. I will not repeat some other descriptions, but is the good bed and found that a lot informative.

One a thing would add is that you would have to that take time to read a footnotes. While the majority is just dates for facts, roughly one in twenty comprises to detail which has not been in a chapter has related, but well could have been. For chance, footnote 4 in Chapter 11 resupplies the brief history of an Australian glass Kooringa which does not look in a text. I think it that it has been it preferable to comprise a footnotes in an end of the each chapter more than in the separate section in an end of a book.

A lot of value the read him him any interest in transport, nave, or a sea, or alive next to the port of container of entity.
4 / 5
Read it. Of a start of some words to a last of some words. I have then bought two copies for another fellas I work with. It is quite big that looks ready if other people see you read the. Prize!
4 / 5
A Box is the history to ship containers, which have begun to read reason an author, Marc Levinson, is the partner. Knowing Marc I has not been surprised in a depth in that has managed it a subject (is there more to be said?) But quite surprised to find it interested and entertaining. A development of a container (@@@1950s to a present) has changed our lives in of the ways that was oblivious. It is the (perhaps the) reasons that the city of New York has lost his industry of nave, a reason that an office bulding I work in (forward Cunard lines to ship office) now houses the company of law, a reason that sees some giant cranes in Elizabeth New Jersey out of my window, for behind a Statue of Liberty. It is also a (a) reasons that my shirts are done in Malaysia and my cloths confine in Vietnam. It is fascinating to @give that the transmissions of the entity in our lives are caused for a relatively unpublicized adoption of relatively down-technology of technology.
4 / 5
Ossia One of some utmost business books of all the times. Reason a history is not very known to all the world, but reason can take his impact, this history in a container of nave can have the habit to illustrate all the classes of concepts roughly disruption, creativities, capital v. Work, and dozens of other business and ideas of economy. In spite of a subject humble, could not taking reading this book.
4 / 5
Ossia One involving read and the thoroughly researched history of a container, nave, his impact the unions, streets and trucking. Tip clearly that quell'modernisation struggled and a container to try to preserve one state quo two things. They have hurt His interest and - in some the USA - an interest of a nation.
4 / 5
The history written well of as the container of nave has changed an economy to ship and for this a world. Early chapters in a history to ship was fascinating, would have liked me much more is.
5 / 5
The a lot of elements have been to an adoption to ship containers by all the world: the big labour costs have involved to upload and downloading cariche in of the ships, trains and trucks, speeds of delivery, volume, unions, glass of surplus and policemen of government all has come near to create today world-wide eceonomy. This pound there is so only the pair of weaknesses, this in spite of. First of all, ANY MAP. This would be very useful when in ports of speakers and lines. Another is a redundency of some of some signals reintroduced of chapter to chapter, in chance that a reader any prendió attention. Still, the good book, both of the point of view of logistics and like the history.
4 / 5
Is hard the dispute that containerization there is dramatically has changed some principles of a game: canals of global supply, logistical, and to the outsourcing is all the direct consequences of some flows to trade massively there is enabled for modern containerships. Marc Levinson the account of this industry is an interesting mix of politics and history. A good section of a book is poured in labour disputes, and a general of control of some workers of cradle and unions of EUA to mechanisation. Retrospectively, they Have been concerned for some right reasons, the modern ports require a lot of little human implication and some days of breakbulk the nave has gone long. In everything, 'A Box' offered the good mix of a politics, strategy, and historical investigation.
5 / 5
Ossia The soyust-bed' partorisca any interested in foreign police or our economy. That can take bit it tedious (especially partorisca me) in some chapters in a Longshoreman Unions in both cost, but has included there interest and pertinent. If calm never marvels in like this can buy elements of another side of a world partorisca just pence and reasons these products compete with facts-in-of the elements of Amsterdam in a place of phase, this pound has all some responses. I have seated of then in the class of university economy in 1948, perhaps the readers the young plus can not find a lot of new information in this book, but all require partorisca comprise more in a global warehouse, and a personal history of Malcom McLean (trucker turned businessman) done this history even more in interesting. A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy
5 / 5
wants to know a history to ship and a development of 'A Box' take this book. It is an academic marvel . You will learn it stirs it in a world-wide to the transport has has finalised sakes and of the materials of commodity. Calm will not find clues of build of slowly of the construction with 'A Box'. For purpose of information so only! A eclectic nerdvana the suggestion of present adds. If your trucker to the prime minister likes has read will love calm for this selection.
5 / 5
Has been expecting the boring history of a creation of the quite mundane piece of crew of low technology.
Be the page found instead-flipping to see some varied developments that favours to an invention of the like results to be the mundane piece that the world-wide transmissions of crew of low technology!
More lamented an absence of pictures and graphs, but this lack does not come like the detriment to a quality of a writing.
Certainly material researched well, with bit it more the information that a half reader could wish...
And has appreciated a Gentleman of way Levinson has averted giving any moral or ethical test in some chances he like this precisely has described.
5 / 5
This book has material to add of the immense importance documents a development of a modern global economy. A container of nave is one of this neglected infrastructural things that a lot of people take for has admitted. Some descriptions gives of a solution of leading cradles, i.et. Bribed Labour intense squalor, is also well.

A drawback is that sometimes some chapters look the little like the collection of papers in jump it around one repeats sure things.
But a material is very material .
5 / 5
A Box is exceptionally thorough, but very clear. An arrival of a container and a level of measures, as to use, applies to half different of transport (ship, drives, truck) is attributed to some relentless contractors and is clearly the key facilitator effect or leaving global trade. Of Japanese exports massively the military mobility to a turn of control of union and perpetuation of the manual work to the efficiency of technology is outlined clearly in 'A Box'. The global trade could not have managed without he.
4 / 5
Interesting studio of a box and some economic implications of the simple technological transmission. Labour reports of the form, to political control to world-wide trade, the increase of a box chronicled transmission of entity.
4 / 5
Have in mine Samsung Compressed, as that can read or listen his. They are way of part by means of a book and are by train of the master. They are class of the history friki and learning in such of the breakings of the entity of global trade is something has more expósito interesting. It is surprising like something that simple like the box of big steel is resulted so imports the modern daily life, and a global economic system.
4 / 5
View adds on like the containers have helped to create some of some modern logistic appearances of today of warehouse​.
Really the much more that the interests read then would think.
5 / 5
Does not go to repeat the one who another reviewers has said. It is quite an interesting book. This in spite of, precise illustrations and of the photographs:

Which any look of early containers? It resupplies measures but any picture.

Which some cranes to upload look?

That big was some ships of prompt container have compared his today is? It gives accounts of container but any picture.

Where was a cradle of container of New Jersey? It was well to have the map that aims this and the cradles of New York, so that we could see the one who the additional transport has been required to take sakes the City of New York.

In the mandate has done the containers take loaded and has downloaded?

To the equal that Was cradles of different container in measure and creation of breadbulk cradles? It describes but the diagram would have helped extracted adds here.

Which intermodal (train, truck) vehicles of look of container?

In that has More illustrations, maps, etc., would help to explain things that is hard to transmit in of the words so only.
4 / 5
Is an interesting, at length the investigation and the book writes well.

A Kindle edition, this in spite of is in disappointing. Many the alone words are randomly exited to two separate words. Perhaps it have pauses of line in a half of some words broken in a source or of the versions of impression? It is really in it entertain. I can not agree some last times have seen the book of impression with these a lot of errors in him but this class of what is everything too common in Kindle editions.

Paying almost a same prize for the DRM-hobbled copy of the book like the physical copy, would expect that some two editions would receive a same attention to detail. Sadly This is not a chance.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 60 ratings
5 / 5
That the history adds! It IS to take to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sews - a container to ship hurriedly tugged in the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The show to reserve likes you a container has been developed, as it extends, and what is has used prendi. You will learn in some early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. So fascinating, Levinson described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be surprised to transport that it was different in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, only presents some facts in an objective road and the covers see a world-wide while east. Levinson Finds so sincerely interested in a subject and rubs entered a reader. That is to say the book has left in the to to friends like them has to read of this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the adherent of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, shipping, etc, will enjoy this book also.
3 / 5
Probably the calm did not think you never much more or less the, would bet. Me Or. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - apresamiento was a ship with skilled cranes, scrape the in the truck or stacks both big in the cart of train of flat bed and taking the where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious that requiring the level to build in so all some moving and structural parts joints of work? Well, it can be listened common in hindsight but in a longshoremen in some cradles of New York this has used to to upload and loads of download, certainly was at all has not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines to coach and competing undertaken to the ship has not been interested to resolve.

A book delves in these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution to ship of container in an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be the dry material , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more come from what sequential that the book. Calm fulfil it can be it bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle bad that you are only 60% final when final a last chapter. A rest 40%? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? That is to say yours to take.
5 / 5
I found esome Box' absolutely fascinated. A history of a container to ship can have been to a large extent ignored, but accounts so much in a beginning of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid 1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; a manually blockaded load against the controls of some ships for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that consumes. In the cities of port that to the imports likes them to them to them New York and London has been structured around his cradles, with the factories apropen his ports to minimise some coast involved with a multiple cape and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the little of the pioneers have begun to try to move upload against containers. Inside the few low decades, the containers revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could seamless when being moved of the factory, among trucks, trains, and ships in of the clients. Where once it can there is of the month taken to ship the product of some the EUA in Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any one predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, cheap and reliable container nave, the manufacture of the component has been tilled has been around a world in a provider a cheap plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the whole coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement where the earth was cheap. Of course, the countries in early Asia resulted can of of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
Joy 'as the books of the material laws and this a drawee!

The ships of the container is the business-in-business technology. Few consumers not having never routed directly or took your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century have taken relatively attention of small public.

A technology is earnest: it poses the plot to upload against the big box (20 feet or 40 long feet), seals a box, movement a box in a point of world-wide transport (ships, roads, and trucks), and then a-sales a box in a far end. Among other things, these pieces of low system in shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one owes the ships of creation that could spend of the boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to to persuade ports to install new container-systems of sleeve. Any one has to say the plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some low costs flowed through shippers more than some companies these services to offer to ship, That is to say the good thing .

Levinson The covers to reserve this revolution of several angles. In a low-side, does not have heart very centrical in a book; a more afterwards comes is to continuation Malcom McLean is a career, although although the narrative nut is interrupted often. In an up-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references in of the original documents of ports in City of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
5 / 5
You would think that the book in a development of some ubiquitous containers to ship stacked everywhere would be to abhor. Out of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions in only-in-time the fashion in of the costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes concealed surrounds a container to ship comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in timing odd locations with a side of effect by side to destroy historical ports like NYC, (2) ships of unfathomable volumes of elements fashioned that is to say Tan hurriedly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location in another to take advantage of taxes of local salary, (3) now can schedule the same deliveries for the foreigner the sendings that to the left for the censuses the low plus and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10% or less than a anteriorly the crew required, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Has the technician or the subject angled, that is to say the terrific read. There have it only a chapter where takes bogged down try account why data of lack in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah has!' Moments while you learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and imposes some levels this has done to ship of possible modern load. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a searcher of anxious occasion that it could he hurriedly tendencies to explode this has done the difference.

A book was very written although the bit to abhor in of the parts. It IS very informative in an innovation is gone through big that has changed a living quality for millions around a world.
4 / 5
If you are a less bit it interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container those ships concealed influenced the, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has lined my attention a whole road and left me left more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more quite ships of container. More is that it surprises like a system is today quite seamlessly among ships, ports, roads and trucks - has not been road of while. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have taken this quite - to the era has to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep conformed - and so that the approximation of lives in McLean SEES, now knows why could appoint this city after him. Read this book, develops your horizons and gives new to mean in your place in a world like the consumer.
5 / 5
It IS difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims what the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in ship of big measure of container. A longshoreman has disappeared of a scene. Memory in a mid seventies a day my father returned of his dispatch with an interest and tragic tale. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and is fallen in a water among a ship and cradle of cimenta. Usually the mark of soft current a change of the ship to and fro softly paste a cradle and with perfect time like coolie is fallen in a sea a ship has run over in death against a cradle of cimenta. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. Quan Not having never the change massively there is that it wins and losers but sure a world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
4 / 5
Any one this subject in China, export / of import, or is only curious quite something concealed taken by has admitted every day - this book is since you.
Some chronicles to write a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to touch over time - particularly a 20th century. It interests to learn in a past history of an industry to ship and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the hurriedly read, allocution for repeats it the small time and could be to be quite 100 low pages. At least it is organised in such the road that can skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book in any one concealed enjoys historical nonfiction, history of 20th century, or is interested to ship of technology / and maritime technology of load.
5 / 5
Quan Grew it up, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in North America was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and so advance. Cela Has thinks that that a container to ship could have such an effect of entity in cradles and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that backed maritime nave? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
That the history adds! It is hard to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sew - a container of the quickly tugged nave to the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The aim of book likes you a container has been developed, likes to extend, and that it is has used stops. You will learn on some the early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. Like this fascinating, Levinson has described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be the transport has surprised that different was in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, so only presents some facts in an objective way and the leaves see a world-wide like east. Levinson Finds like this sincerely interested in a @@@subject and rubs is gone in a reader. Ossia The book has left to friends as ' has to that read this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the defender of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, nave, etc, will enjoy this book also.
5 / 5
Probably has not thought never a lot roughly the, would bet. M Neither. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - take them was a ship with has has specialised crane, scrape the to the truck or stack his two big in the car of train of flat bed and take them where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious of requiring the regulate partorisca build the like this all some moving and structural part joints of work? Well, it can be felt common in hindsight but to a longshoremen in a piers of New York the one who has used partorisca upload and load of download, certainly was at all there is not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines of train and competing undertaken of the nave has not been interested to solve.

A book delves to these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution of nave of container to an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be material dry , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more like this of the sequential tests that the book. Calm know it can be bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle indicates that you are so only 60 finishing when you finalise a last chapter. A rest 40? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? Ossia Yours taken.
5 / 5
This rids roughly is shipping containers, any big adventure. Like this calm expect it to be the bit in a dry side, and ossia , there are figures resupplied for consideration, but is much more that the simple recitation of figures. There are histories of the chances and some people have involved, and to the equal that has there has been sucedidos in, faltered in, and in a process shaped a development of nave of the container standardised in a course of 1950-2000. Like the book mentions, is sometimes last to do direct comparisons to a quantity and of the types to ship, reasons such figures were maintained seldom permanently for any centrical power, and a lot a lot of some companies' the records are disappeared like these companies have fallen for a wayside in a sharply competitive world of nave of container. These people can have state revolutionising a world, but any a lot of has concerned roughly that document that revolution. And, like the revolutions have been, is a bit thin to the equal that develops, likes person in a profession of history has thought really, 'Hey, would have to register this for posterity!' And it succour record of the disposal like a company there is taken on his faltering competition. So much, while it is clear that the transmissions have arrived , a full magnitude of them so only can be speculated on and guessed in. More, apples-and-the oranges is the clear question , also. It is 500 tonnes of bananas some same likes 500 tonnes of oil? It is 100 tonnes of A Netherlands to NYC some same likes 100 tonnes of Giappone to California? It is difficult to define metrics.

But a book resupplies an interesting overview of a prompt-mid to to days likes him to him the ship the container has standardised, has changed a character of ports as well as one ships him, and facts and has broken a lot of different companies in the field where the fortunes could be done and has lost based in the alone wrong decision in a development of way would arrive.
5 / 5
Founds 'A Box' was absolutely fascinating. A history of a container of nave can be estada to a large extent ignored, but explains so much in a start of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid @@@1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; one uploads manually jammed to some ship' controls for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that eats. To the port cities of entities likes them New York and Londra has been structured around his cradles, with the factories approach his ports to minimise some costs have involved with some multiple managing and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the few pioneers have begun to try to move cariche in containers. Inside the few short decades, the containers have revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could be seamlessly moved of the factory, among truck, trains, and ships to client. Where once can have taken month to ship the product of some the USA to Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, economic container and of confidence nave, the manufacture of component has been tilled was around a world-wide to a provider an economic plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the integers of coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement to where the earth was economic. Of course, country in prompt Asia resulted can of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
Enjoys 'as the material laws' of the books and this one there is rid!

The nave of container is the business-the-business technology. Few consumers have not sent never directly or has received your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century has taken relatively little public attention.

A technology is sincere: place to plot of load in the big box (20 feet or 40 feet long), focuses a box, movement a box in a coverage of world-wide transport (ships, streets, and trucks), and then a-pack a box in a far end. Among other things, these courses of system down on shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one has had to that draw ships that could spend boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to that persuade ports to install new container-managing systems. Any one has had to that say to plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some slope some the low plus has flowed by means of the shippers more than some companies that services of offer of nave, Ossia the good thing .

Levinson The book covers this revolution of several corners. In a down-side, has no centrical heart to a book; one the next plus comes is to continuation a career of Malcom McLean, although although the narrative edge is interrupted often. In an on-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references to original documents of ports in Cities of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
4 / 5
Would think that the book in a development of a ubiquitous containers of nave stacked everywhere would be boring. Far of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions to so only-in-time to manufacture to costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes that surrounds a container of nave comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in sometimes of odd locations with an effect lateralmente to destroy to to historical ports like NYC, (2) of nave of unfathomable volumes of has has manufactured elements that is Like this quickly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location to another to explode imposed of local salary, (3) the deliveries now can be planned included for abroad shipments leaving for the lowest censuses and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10 or less than a previously required crew, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Taken the technician or business bent, ossia the terrific bed. There have it so only a chapter where take bogged down try explain because lack of data in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah there is!' Moments to the equal that learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and impose some levels that has done the modern load that the possible ships. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a researcher of anxious occasion the one who could quickly tendency to explode that has done the difference.

A book was a lot write although the bit to bore in of the parts. It is a lot informative in a past innovation for big that has changed a quality of life for millions around a world.
5 / 5
Any the one who business in Cina, export / of import, or is so only curious roughly something that takes for has admitted every day - this book is for you.
Some chronicles of author a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to upload over time - particularly a 20th century. Interest to learn in a past history of an industry of nave and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the quickly read, directs to repeat it the little time and could be to be roughly 100 short pages. At least it is organised in such the way that can you skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book to any the one who enjoys historical no-fiction, history of 20th century, or is interested in nave of technology / and maritime technology of load.
4 / 5
Is a less has bitten interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container that ships that has influenced it to him, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has resisted my attention a whole way and left that it loves more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more roughly ships of container. It is more than amazing like a system is today quite seamless among ships, ports, streets and trucks - is not while way. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have spent this roughly - was has had to that to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep fulfilled - and like this live near of McLean GOES, now know reason this city could be appointed with which him. Read this book, develops your horizons and give new meaning to your place in a world like the consumer.
5 / 5
When it Grow on, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in north Amsterdam was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and like this advance. The one who would have think that that a container of nave could have such an effect of entity in cradle and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that sustain of maritime nave given? Fascinating Has read!
4 / 5
It is difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims the one who the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in big measure the nave of container. A longshoreman is disappeared of a scene. It agrees in a mid seventies a day my father has gone back of his office with an interesting and tragic history. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and has fallen to a water among a ship and cement pier. Usually the sweet current mark a transmission to ship to and fro softly paste a pier and with perfect timing like coolie has fallen to a sea a ship there is run over the death against a cement pier. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. When there is not never the transmission massively there is winning and losing but sure of the world-wide there is benefitted a lot.
4 / 5
Has the type of the reservations of the history concealed has to that way that is premise like some second insignificant looks was in fact enormously influential. A Box is such the book , and finds a gender, and this example of him, enormously pleasant reading. Besides a subject obvious to ship containers, A Box resupplies ideas the labour reports, control, good and bad business management, and globalisation. Among some the majority of the mine that astounds the points were a speed in that it change in shipping arrived and a lack of data to drive the decision that does. That side to ship x quantity of load of here to there? With real taxes versus real taxes, imposed, sure, and the costs are not and is not a responsible question, at least a lot of like this general observation. A book is thorough, a lot-writing, and involving partly to direct on Malcom MacLean, a 'inventor' of containerized nave. He a lot of profit with illustrations: of creations of different container, of hook and assemblies of door (in that a lot is writing), and, of course, of ships of container and his controls. Also, my ebook has had the big number of inexcusable errors, clearly aiming the lack to read of test or modifying. But these quibbles averts, A Box is enjoyable and probably to change like thinking of an impact of innovation in business and society.
5 / 5
A lot of all this drives the international connectivity and a global economy is like this big-technology or as spoken-roughly like this technology of information and ubiquitous travesía of jet. If on the dot: a container of nave of rectangular metal, and all one a-sexy infrastructure to sustain his use, as it has drawn especially ships, cranes, and ports. Levinson Directs to do is that it interests to present to some of some characters keys in a fine-evolution of decade of containerization, and to say a history of some challenges to the long of a way to the equal that join labour, regulatory hurdles, concurrido and indifference of sectors to transport related, poor business decisions, and fluctuations in a world-wide economy.
The globalisation is a result of the multitude of developments, and a vast literature in a subject recognises this. This in spite of, in the bed that the significant sample of this literature, there is remarked that sure technologies (likes edge optic communications) and processes (like international electronic transactions) tends to take a inordinate quantity of attention. Levinson The book is the welcome pause of this model, giving pertinent attention to one of some the majority of engine of entity of globalisation.
Has learnt to plot in an industry of nave, and in streets and trucking also. Containerization Has changed everything of these industries dramatically, and has changed a way to do @@subject partorisca countless another. And he all has managed without the majority partorisca remark us. This book signals that it is now of takes look and learn some lessons of an experience. I expect that a book takes to plot of attention of professors of history, geography, and economy as well as it has interested character.
5 / 5
This book is the pleasant surprise in all the considerations. An author is the economist coached the one who knows like this to do primary investigation. More importantly, knows like this to balance some histories of people with big personalities with a lot of credible evidence to do his point.

In the nutshell, a book locates an invention and eventual adoption of a container of nave standardised all know roughly today. Although perfectly 'obvious' retrospectively, of the helps of author to see so only that unlikely an idea was, like this resistant an industry was for the adopt (any to mention regulators of government the one who was worse), and that has contributed to costs to manufacture gone down for almost anything.

To the long of a way takes some sum of social history. Some dives of author in a labour world in a big seafaring ports of a first world of a container and then tip any to a lot of that has standardised the containers have taken traffic out of breakbulk nave, to a never durable detriment of some unions of nave. To the big Cities likes them to them Londra, New York, and San Francisco has used to be put you of entity. A box has changed everything of that and has had enormous social impact.

Has a lot of histories add in here, but any better that that of Malcom McLean, a trucking executive the one who in the first place conceived of a box and is gone in to develop his a lot of incarnations. McLean Is the real elder that character of life and strolls by means of a book like the colossus. His history so only would do the biography adds, but there is so more here.

Has found this book to be like this last to dip down like the good mystery. I recommend it highly to any interested in an economy, world-wide trade, engineering maquinal, a history of unions, or micros economy. Ossia The terrific book !
5 / 5
A book an excellent work in aiming like a containerized subject of the nave developed of his starts to his current state. A book this of each corner, of some real business decisions have done in an industry of nave, some decisions have done of several port powers (both audiences and privately operated) and some elections have done of unions. Everything of these, near, has touched the function a lot of entity in as an industry has developed finally. An emphasis of a book, this in spite of, is these factors in some the USA the International coverage of these factors is feeble relative to a discussion that spent in some the EUA, the weakness of a book. This weakness is clear when one considers that some the account of EUA so only for the relatively small action of world-wide trade in containerized traffic in his port as well as a fact that so only the tiny percentage (less than 0.5) of a world-wide containerized the traffic is spent for EUA flagged glass.

A book also tongue, well, an impact that these decisions have had in a cost to ship and an impact of globalisation. This in spite of, a book is being missing of to the the respect likes failure to resupply empirical information. For example, it declares that it cost port in a pre-age of container accounted for roughly 50 to ship the costs but any data is resupplied later on like this to the that the costs have fallen and that has fallen finally to. Ossia The serious weakness to the equal that without such information is difficult to for real judge the one who those imports containerization was the globalisation of world-wide trade, especially manufacturing.

In spite of, in spite of the weakness of a book, he the good work in aiming like this the industry developed and as I impact global trade.
4 / 5
The cliché objects this goes almost a-remarked in the daily life often conceals to interest histories. 'A Box' for Marc Levinson is the chance on the dot.

Everything of has seen containers of nave that is trucked to the long of some streets or seating in some factory, but pay them small attention. This in spite of some the economic shoes spend and some digital cameras abordables knots tote around owe his cost below to the behaviour of global economic revolution to the discharge astounding for a container of nave.

Levinson Says this remarkable history in his exceptionally readable book. His description of working life in some cradles and like pause-bulk the load has been managed in pre-days of container fascinating reading. Traditional waterfront practical of the work and the communities are disappeared with remarkable speed once containerisation there is taken on.

A resultant derelict port zones and piers further of entities waterfront cities in some world-wide morphed to trendy compraventas, eating and entertainment precincts - all because of the revolution wrought for a container of nave.

Industries that once clustered ports of next entity to minimise the costs of big transport were then free to extend amply and included as a whole researches the business costs go down.

Levinson Written on some technical and economic appearances of his subject in the very clear way, fully accessible to a general reader. His explanation of a nave 'wars of records' (my term) of a late 1960 is - prompt 1970 is is the gem of clarity.

A lot when being pas familiar with a transport of EUA regulatory diet in a mid-20th century, has been surprised to read that some the USA ICC has has regulated streets and of the taxes to upload to the terracing that looks ludicrous today. To take an example, an American trucking the company has had to take ICC approval to transport particular sakes to the long of has has defined streets and touch his price of the clients of cariche have regulated. It defends of containerisation has had to struggle against such entrenched bureaucracies and vested interests.

Some the coastal unions were able to negotiate odd agreements to preserve diminishing works. In a chance, has fill the containers there is rid to the port has had to be emptied in some cradles and refilled with exactly one same load before some containers could be loaded to the ship. A fact that shippers there is agreed to similar agreements says to plot in relative power in a waterfront in that then.

A book is not so only in a container of nave, is also in an impact of transformative technologies in of the works and of the traditional communities and is roughly technologies that informative can animal-order an economic landscape.

A book is excellently fixed and progress by means of pre-practical of work of the container in some cradles, early experiences with containers, some fights with unions, regular setting, development of the ports of container have consecrated, a frenzy of ships to build and resultant collapses and like this on.

Has been pleased to see virtually not cushioning in a book. Enough the few books of this gender a lot really has quite material to fill the book, as they are cushioned was with marginally pertinent background text.

Disappointingly, does not have any photo or diagrams in a book. I have loved to see diagrams of some controversial 'fusions of corner' that has taken on long in of the meetings of regular setting. Also it would have liked him to see of photo of some of some historical early containers, cranes and ships - and waterfront life and acts first of containerisation.

Has loved this book. Strongly it recommends a book to readers has interested in a popular gender of books in clichés objects' like container of nave. Those doing in a nave, transport and industries of logistical can has not given never the thought in a history of such the basic tool of his professions. Also they will enjoy to read in his history.
5 / 5
A number-the history fill of a globalisation of a 20th century, of @@@1950s all a way to @@@2010s. Like the container has taken control and ship standardised, drives and imposed of trucks, the international taxes have followed. A same time, the companies and the executives have mixed to invest and profit of a upheaval of international logistics.
Calm never has asked to put you the one who does modern and where the pills are packaged, this rids some amazing responses
4 / 5
This book is surprising reason shipping never prendido and has done that has the shipwreck. Some main world-wide results because of complaints and global heating. Sure some main world-wide results reasons in some other hand-held people travels included to some spatial and loves him do meso of survival. It marks your resumes!

Sincerely,

Nikolaos Sivris
that study of Postgrado to Ship Trade and Finance
Cass Londra University
4 / 5
A container of nave there is enabled global trade to minimise costs of transport. An elimination of pause-bulk in a dockside has accelerated a turnaround of ships, effectively augmenting port capacities. Reduced managing also reduced breakage and pilferage, so that the ports have used to be notorious.

This book resupplies the highly readable overview that illustrates economic forces and of the technicians without resultant also detailed and complex. Good value for a money
5 / 5
has to that admit, has chosen this book up for accident. It was probably 20 his pages first have @@give is not gone in a development of the map that the ships boxes - arguably no the real page-turner idea in him.

Was probably 15 his pages when have @to @give my deception. This book is in a metal that ships the containers have used in of the ships. For 20 pages, this in spite of, was hooked. No never it have considered like the things has been shipped first to ship containers, and Levinson dips out of the reasonably vivid landscape of breakbulk nave and his partners of enormous labour costs and rampant fraud. Initiated by the trucking tycoon, a container of nave has costruttrici sinister to compete in of the hundreds of the phases and the thousands of miles was, fundamentally that change an economy of has manufactured has produced.

The can not touch like a lot, but an extraordinarily interested history, and recommend a remote book thicker that to some sounds of history likes them deserves. In fact, my woman found it comical when father-in-law of mine, 6 month with which have read a book, has sent one saying of email ' has to that have Justin has read this book - 'A Box'!'

Give the casualidad.
4 / 5
Marc Levinson the phenomenal work partorisca relate some origins of a Container of Nave and is evolution in a past 6 decades in the a lot of involving way. Before I have begun partorisca read, was skeptical of as that interests the book in hipping Band' could be. But this book is not so only in a container. It is in the revolutionary idea that has transformed a Global trade in the stairs that any one has imagined, perhaps with an exception of Malcolm McLean, a man for behind a commercial success of a nave of container as we know it. The deliberations and the decisions that surrounds a standardisation of a Container, his impact in some works of a waterfront unions by force/of the work, his influence in a creation of some ships, an apparition of new port city, and a death of some port cities that could not adopt to a transmission, was all has has related backed for investigation very thorough. A chapter partorisca conclude on like the container is enabling 'Just in time the distribution/of manufacture spends home his function in some canals of global supply of a 21st century. In general, I add it read partorisca all the professionals of canal of the supply!
4 / 5
... And a container of nave has attacked down these:

Longshoremen
Truckers
Maritime cartels
supply and canal of bureaucracy Milite
Unionized manufactures it in the first place world-wide hard-working
Traditional (or historical) ports

In fact, is living in the city that was strongly unionized in 1950, and is looking around and that asks , 'The spent?'... This can answer a question.

'A Box' is HARDLY he glowing commentary in responses of union the innovation and enhancements of productivity. Neither you reflect well in an ICC or a joint of levels of the government. A message of some looks to reserve to be, if you are reactive, obstructive and slow to change, consider you outpaced and has substituted. Immediately.

This book is more interesting that it would expect it. It is hard of living being in 2009 and try imagine doing the subject in a 50 east. Thank you, Marc Levinson, partorisca adds read.

ps -- Would have been it well partorisca have some maps, graphs, or good statistical analysis. The readers are not fearful of this material. The pleas of authorships of all a book averts, could resupply some advance-and-with which comparisons.
4 / 5
There is no known a history of nave of first container to read this book. It is surprising that so only he handful of the pioneers have defined an industry of nave of the container that knows today. A book the good work partorisca detail this history. An only ding would give is that a writing could be presionada the bit, but perhaps ossia so only a perspective of the person has used partorisca read estacas of Twitter in an Internet.
5 / 5
Never has listened of an author during an interview in this book in NPR done several years, had wanted to read this book.

For some fund on me, are the Architect of Engineer of Systems/of Coverage - with experiences to do with computers of then 1964. During this NPR interview, could not help but think like a development of containerized nave paralleled some developments in networking after an introduction of Ethernet and a TCP/protocols of IP. Both a nave of container (physical traffic in the 'coverage') and some protocols of coverage (digital/electronic traffic in the coverage) has had the slow ramp-arrive like this country/of the companies/of the people have has had to that engreído of a need to adopt one has required levels.

A book locates a history, warts and everything, of a container of nave - a visionaries this saws things to the equal that could be - some forces that hampered and helped - some effects in shippers, unions, neighbourhoods, cities, trains, truckers, manufacturers, consumers, retail companies, governments, etc. Of this 'disruptive technology' create of the one who time has had to come. An author there has been the difficult time that the investigations and that gathers a raw data of prize, tonnage, the miles have travelled, etc. Reasons few people in that then the raw information is cost in fact saving like the significant historical information.

One of some interesting points of view was a control given for unions to some new containerized technology - has directed to extract the current of shows of shippers this has left an orderly unset' of a longshoreman lifestyle in several decades. The workers have been resupplied with the small pension, neighbourhoods the next cradles have experienced the slow decrease that fine-generation longshoreman transitions of families to other lines of work.

A concept of some unions that reports the action of a sudden, new-found 'wealth' of a shippers still retard some effects of a disruption massively his livelihood underscores a human face of transmissions of this discharge. A volatility of a warehouse of nave, year-to-year, looks in a failure and acquisition of companies. A glacial step of progress and political infighting inner and among shows of organisations of international levels so much a power and limitations of deliberative organism.

Has the wealth of information in an end of a book - commentary, bibliography, dipped - so that desire to continue investigation in this zone. For my part, this was the lovely idea of something that taken for admitted - like this takes here, and reason affects so many things.
4 / 5
There be enjoyed to read this book, an author has done some impressive investigation and has undermined really deeply to a history to ship. It give five stars for an endeavour and an investigation but I celery that an author has underlined mainly a situation in some the EUA, and a lot really examine like the nave of container has grown in a rest of a world. It grieve touches to a growth of places likes Dubai or Singapore. Also it seats that it looks to direct far too much in some unions, a docker strikes and a rivalry among some leaders of union. This can have been a factor of entity in a growth to ship, but in fact finalised skipping one of some chapters in some unions as it looks to held and out of context.
5 / 5
An author the good work of any one only that describes like a container has come the relevance but underlining battles of entities that impeded the success and a collateral harm have created. Ossia An easy bed and does not require any one a lot the technical fund to take by means of.
5 / 5
Has to that individual that of the second looks @subject mundane could form a base of such the readable and informative book. Some transfers and turns of chances, of a foreseeable battles among some unions and his emprendedores, to some sometimes-amazing unexpected and unforeseeable consequences of decisions that was taken clearly with which a lot of careful thought, mark to read adds.

Seats a lack of the maps is sad. Surely it has to that have the few photographs of archive of some early implementations, some of a quayside the scenes like containers take mixed in with traditional pause-bulk load, some shots of one drives him cars that begins a prime minister intermodal services? That roughly some shots of square miles of containers stacked to Rotterdam? Of a gargantuan ships of container now in service? And reason not even the line that draws to aim some regular dimensions of 20-feet and boxes of 40 feet?

And the minor quibble: some points of author out of a task of nightmare to try to verify some contents of containers partorisca battle people of smuggling, arms and drugs. For more than 20 years a port in him Havre has had the scanner of monster that pode image some whole contents of containers, and is notably state has achieved. The load that enters a Tunnel of Canal is examined also for escáneres alike. ( Investigation of web ycoscan').
5 / 5
With shipping the containers that evolves the culture of personal lifestyle, has had to that know more. Little @I give how much legacy mixed around these humble boxes. While there is not any character, history, plot, or final, is material of good investigation .
5 / 5
The nave is always he @@subject concealed there is fascinated me-of some Phoenicians to some Dutch and some Americans, a history of a world is a history to ship. I have had big hopes thus book, reason have thought containerized the nave was one of some technologies of entities of a 20th century. Unfortunately, a book is coming on the little short.

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Marc Levinson take still to stab in the subject quite complex, and in some describes does quite well. An introduction of containerized the nave is also a death knell for powerful longshoremen unions; a need for enormous main investments in of the port eases, something concealed was always a afterthought; and a need to change a way so only in the each business company.

An also done author the reasonable work to describe some transmissions have spent in a world for a growth of a container of nave. The taxes of cariche have fallen, which has changed a subject of way has been done in a world. But there was also transmissions in waterfront neighbourhoods, creations of totally of new cities, and a decay and decrease that that always had been of entity seaports.

Malcolm Mclean, A founder of SeaLand, is profiled in this book, and finds like the interesting, if a bit unfamiliar character. To good sure take to feel he for his that takes risk, betting his numerous time undertaken in that was little more than hunches roughly like this the shipping would owe that it reads. There is also outline brief of the few labour leaders, and his vain fights to retard a loss of works to automated material managing in of the ports.

=== A No-Like this-Material A lot of ===

While Mclean is profiled, I never really taken feels he for a man. It remains far during a book, although his accomplishments and the strategies are numerous times has contested .

A book repeats enough bit it. Like an example, a text has to that it has declared 25 times that there is little useable record to ship cost previously to 1980. WELL, it take a point . And while in a subject, surely has ways to estimate these.

Are the bit of the friki, and has expected takes more idea on like a system really works. Those who follow all some containers? Those who possesses him, and to the equal that are has paid. That he exactly done a work of the process because the container is chosen up for the truck in the factory, shipped for drive, uploaded in the ship, has shipped again for drive, and finally rid for truck. The one who directs a whole flow? How it is some containers has followed? It is this like the companies of logistics do? Extra of side for your container to be without accidents in a control more than discharge uploads? Any of these types of subjects were same of the clue of data in, the disappointment of entity for me.

=== Surround ===

A book was WELL, but is coming on cut in my opinion. Had so more would have liked me has liked roughly that containerized shipping really works, any duquel has been comprised. A book is more the history of as the port eases were foreseen and developed to sustain containers, with some analysis of some global effects of this technology. If you are interested in as shipping and the globalisation influences each one which so another, this is not the bad book. If you are interested mostly in like this containers in fact travesía, will be disappointed.
4 / 5
A book is evidence a lot so only this esimple' the subjects can has to that achieve far, unanticipated ramifications and successful tortuous streets, but also of a entrepreneurial perseverance and creativity without that the container would not be a commodity that is today. A book would owe that inspire other authors to face alike advances, a presence desquels is spent for big, and some histories desquels is ignored.
5 / 5
Partorisca A past 20 years have 2 miles of Virginia International Terminal-part of a Hampton container of port Streets that it is 3rd elder in an East Cost. Almost daily I bus of loaded raisin with the containers that attended be loaded. When I have discovered this book for incident, has taken the casualidad. In general, it is the a lot of read. A start was fast paced and informative. A half section was draggy and a bit repetitive, but arrivals in the good step. Containerization Has revolutionised world-wide Trade and has turned to manufacture to the canal of supply has complicated. I think that that a book could be be improve with an inclusion further of maps and of illustrations.
4 / 5
Likes more inhabitants of earth, has not given never very thought the intermodal nave. You are not until I have to do fault like an agent economic developer in Afganistan of the sud and has begun to look to the ways could more efficiently export some big lovely fruits and the dice grown locally to some yielding phases of Middle East that I discovered 'the box': a ubiquitous the container of forty feet has all seen on frame of trailer of the tractor, load of the ships and in resistant course. The Kandahar Aerodrome, where was stationed for the year, these containers were everywhere; literally thousands of them, duplicate stacked in of the lines the half mile long, more do lacking warehouses like this provisional while while to the way out of Afganistan.

Likes Manager of strategy and corporate development for the software of Valley of the main silicon undertaken, also any to be interested in disruptive technologies and business concepts, innovations that totally remake or create industries, a type to stuff Harvard Clayton Christensen of the Business school often writing on. Like this, Marc Levinson is 'A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy,' was a perfect book for me and, as it results, one of one the majority of enjoyable, enlightening law has had all the year.

In short, Levinson contests that containerization, which has been presented by a pioneer of transport Malcolm McLean in a prompt @@@1950s, more besides under a cost to ship. Fundamentally it changes a world-wide economy. And you do like this in several ways.

In the first place, redefine a meaning of the port city. In one was to break bulk nave, all-the purpose uploads the ships concealed is manually (and dulcemente and expensively) loaded and downloaded for longshoremen, the facts felt to have to that the manufactures approach to some jumps to save in costs of transport. Once a container has begun to dominate nave, an only purpose of the port was to upload and containers to download like this quickly like this possible using the work that saves crane. Has has associated industries like light manufacture, sure, the load that sends and other services, has sawed once-located with some cradles, was no longer appropriate to a waterfront. Such the change spelt an end to ship like the operation of entity in the traditional port cities numerous, of Baltimora and San Francisco to Liverpool and Londra. In a more occupied port in some the EUA, City of New York, an ease of operation of new container massively by means of a port in Newark and Elizabeth has dried out of one has established long cradles of Brooklyn and Manhattan with the suddenness this has impacted political bosses , work and shippers, equally.

'A primary reason thus transmission is that a container has turned to ship to the capital of intense industry that thrived in of the economies of stairs, doing a once sleepy shipping the industry looks the plot like a hyper has seen of the competitive USA of a @@@1850s. In a pause bulk was, dockside acts accounted for a part of entity of operational costs and a cost of overland the transport has done local of the numerous port city necessary. An economy of a ship of container, requiring payments of regular debt to fund his construction and so only in winning shows while underway, has dictated that less ports have been visited and more the load has been uploaded in the each one. Suddenly, the small port cities like Pieces of furniture and Discharges had spent simply of longitude, devastating a venue longshoremen unions and another that connects in an industry of nave. While, upstart Ports like Oakland, Singapore and Felixstowe in United Kingdom is surfaced container like this of entity that terminal of ships.

As, changes a geography of global manufacture. Some efficiencies of the container that ships the cost of transport has reduced like this dramatically that his finals imagined no longer influenced significantly prize of user, while in a pause bulk days a cost of the transoceanic nave done like the tax of double figure has imported in sakes. Suddenly, done of economic senses to relocate manufacturing facilitated in far work , low countries of sides and simply ship some sakes halfway around a world in of the ships of container.

Tercero, an economic revolution of a container was dulcemente in coming. A real revolution has not spent until a shippers (i.et. Some costruttrici of TVs, refrigerators, etc.) Has has centralised operations and has begun to explode efficiencies of container, which also really has not been available until the open deregulation on occasions for big shippers to save with agreements of term along and empinados bulk discount of nave. Innovations of processes like Toyota is 'just in time canal of supply, which has obtained popularity in a prompt @@@1980s, has seen the big companies invest energy and unprecedented time to improve his operations of logistics. Levinson Writes that for a time a container has dominated transoceanic nave -- on 80 of all the sakes that travel for container -- a vast majority of the load has not been sakes of the consumer finalised but 'intermediate sakes,' the parts and the supplies have used for final manufacture.

Several emergent additional subjects of 'A Box.' One is concealed government and controls organised, any @@subject that very meant, is often one the majority of powerful inhibiters the business innovation, which comes with a seal of enormous prize that has spent finally on to consumers in a form of the main prize for inferior sakes. After, little present of people in a creation never 'take' (and profit of) a plenary affects to sweep transmission that process and new technologies that intermodal nave. The unions have failed to appreciate his potential impact and has very suffered because of him. It takes the decades of governments to imagine was that they would not owe that be in a subject of port management and leave some the main costs have extended to private investors. And the majority of the investors of private sector were bad in a speed in that a container would change an economy of international nave. RJ Reynolds foray To a subject by means of an acquisition of McLean Tierra of the sea finalised in disappointment for all the world, his shareholders his plus of entity among them. And still McLean he, a godfather of a container and the man lionized for Levinson, has taken a very bad container in several occasions, that comprises some @@@1980s pauses of his Lines of the EUA has purchased, which has looked for to establish the round-the-@subject-of transport of world-wide container. The majority of intriguingly, those that have done profit of a revolution, as based in Evergreen Hong Kong and based in Danimarca Maersk Lines, was no punctual movers or flange of bleeding innovators. In fact, they have not taken to a subject of nave of the container until a @@@1970s.

Like fascinating and obliging as the querella has presented in 'A Box' can be, is so only the hypothesis. Levinson There is almost EVIDENCE A lot of QUANTITY to defend his claims. There is very small graphs and tables of data in this book, although one takes a diverse impression is not to lack to try in Levinson part. Esome I technical questions have involved to measure imposed of nave during a @@@1960s and @@@1970s is so that it adds that it measure of confidence of the impact of the prize of a container is unlikely to be developed,' he glumly has concluded.

Has loved this book. You can, also, you find some interesting basic subjects -- innovation, globalisation, and disruption of phase.
5 / 5
Has finalised recently this book. I will not repeat some other descriptions, but is the good bed and found that a lot informative.

One a thing would add is that you would have to that take time to read a footnotes. While the majority is just dates for facts, roughly one in twenty comprises to detail which has not been in a chapter has related, but well could have been. For chance, footnote 4 in Chapter 11 resupplies the brief history of an Australian glass Kooringa which does not look in a text. I think it that it has been it preferable to comprise a footnotes in an end of the each chapter more than in the separate section in an end of a book.

A lot of value the read him him any interest in transport, nave, or a sea, or alive next to the port of container of entity.
4 / 5
Read it. Of a start of some words to a last of some words. I have then bought two copies for another fellas I work with. It is quite big that looks ready if other people see you read the. Prize!
5 / 5
A Box is the history to ship containers, which have begun to read reason an author, Marc Levinson, is the partner. Knowing Marc I has not been surprised in a depth in that has managed it a subject (is there more to be said?) But quite surprised to find it interested and entertaining. A development of a container (@@@1950s to a present) has changed our lives in of the ways that was oblivious. It is the (perhaps the) reasons that the city of New York has lost his industry of nave, a reason that an office bulding I work in (forward Cunard lines to ship office) now houses the company of law, a reason that sees some giant cranes in Elizabeth New Jersey out of my window, for behind a Statue of Liberty. It is also a (a) reasons that my shirts are done in Malaysia and my cloths confine in Vietnam. It is fascinating to @give that the transmissions of the entity in our lives are caused for a relatively unpublicized adoption of relatively down-technology of technology.
4 / 5
Ossia One of some utmost business books of all the times. Reason a history is not very known to all the world, but reason can take his impact, this history in a container of nave can have the habit to illustrate all the classes of concepts roughly disruption, creativities, capital v. Work, and dozens of other business and ideas of economy. In spite of a subject humble, could not taking reading this book.
4 / 5
Ossia One involving read and the thoroughly researched history of a container, nave, his impact the unions, streets and trucking. Tip clearly that quell'modernisation struggled and a container to try to preserve one state quo two things. They have hurt His interest and - in some the USA - an interest of a nation.
4 / 5
The history written well of as the container of nave has changed an economy to ship and for this a world. Early chapters in a history to ship was fascinating, would have liked me much more is.
4 / 5
The a lot of elements have been to an adoption to ship containers by all the world: the big labour costs have involved to upload and downloading cariche in of the ships, trains and trucks, speeds of delivery, volume, unions, glass of surplus and policemen of government all has come near to create today world-wide eceonomy. This pound there is so only the pair of weaknesses, this in spite of. First of all, ANY MAP. This would be very useful when in ports of speakers and lines. Another is a redundency of some of some signals reintroduced of chapter to chapter, in chance that a reader any prendió attention. Still, the good book, both of the point of view of logistics and like the history.
5 / 5
Is hard the dispute that containerization there is dramatically has changed some principles of a game: canals of global supply, logistical, and to the outsourcing is all the direct consequences of some flows to trade massively there is enabled for modern containerships. Marc Levinson the account of this industry is an interesting mix of politics and history. A good section of a book is poured in labour disputes, and a general of control of some workers of cradle and unions of EUA to mechanisation. Retrospectively, they Have been concerned for some right reasons, the modern ports require a lot of little human implication and some days of breakbulk the nave has gone long. In everything, 'A Box' offered the good mix of a politics, strategy, and historical investigation.
4 / 5
Ossia The soyust-bed' partorisca any interested in foreign police or our economy. That can take bit it tedious (especially partorisca me) in some chapters in a Longshoreman Unions in both cost, but has included there interest and pertinent. If calm never marvels in like this can buy elements of another side of a world partorisca just pence and reasons these products compete with facts-in-of the elements of Amsterdam in a place of phase, this pound has all some responses. I have seated of then in the class of university economy in 1948, perhaps the readers the young plus can not find a lot of new information in this book, but all require partorisca comprise more in a global warehouse, and a personal history of Malcom McLean (trucker turned businessman) done this history even more in interesting. A Box: Like a Container of Nave has Done a World-wide more Petit and an elder of World-wide Economy
5 / 5
wants to know a history to ship and a development of 'A Box' take this book. It is an academic marvel . You will learn it stirs it in a world-wide to the transport has has finalised sakes and of the materials of commodity. Calm will not find clues of build of slowly of the construction with 'A Box'. For purpose of information so only! A eclectic nerdvana the suggestion of present adds. If your trucker to the prime minister likes has read will love calm for this selection.
4 / 5
Has been expecting the boring history of a creation of the quite mundane piece of crew of low technology.
Be the page found instead-flipping to see some varied developments that favours to an invention of the like results to be the mundane piece that the world-wide transmissions of crew of low technology!
More lamented an absence of pictures and graphs, but this lack does not come like the detriment to a quality of a writing.
Certainly material researched well, with bit it more the information that a half reader could wish...
And has appreciated a Gentleman of way Levinson has averted giving any moral or ethical test in some chances he like this precisely has described.
4 / 5
This book has material to add of the immense importance documents a development of a modern global economy. A container of nave is one of this neglected infrastructural things that a lot of people take for has admitted. Some descriptions gives of a solution of leading cradles, i.et. Bribed Labour intense squalor, is also well.

A drawback is that sometimes some chapters look the little like the collection of papers in jump it around one repeats sure things.
But a material is very material .
5 / 5
A Box is exceptionally thorough, but very clear. An arrival of a container and a level of measures, as to use, applies to half different of transport (ship, drives, truck) is attributed to some relentless contractors and is clearly the key facilitator effect or leaving global trade. Of Japanese exports massively the military mobility to a turn of control of union and perpetuation of the manual work to the efficiency of technology is outlined clearly in 'A Box'. The global trade could not have managed without he.
5 / 5
Interesting studio of a box and some economic implications of the simple technological transmission. Labour reports of the form, to political control to world-wide trade, the increase of a box chronicled transmission of entity.
5 / 5
Have in mine Samsung Compressed, as that can read or listen his. They are way of part by means of a book and are by train of the master. They are class of the history friki and learning in such of the breakings of the entity of global trade is something has more expósito interesting. It is surprising like something that simple like the box of big steel is resulted so imports the modern daily life, and a global economic system.
5 / 5
View adds on like the containers have helped to create some of some modern logistic appearances of today of warehouse​.
Really the much more that the interests read then would think.
4 / 5
Does not go to repeat the one who another reviewers has said. It is quite an interesting book. This in spite of, precise illustrations and of the photographs:

Which any look of early containers? It resupplies measures but any picture.

Which some cranes to upload look?

That big was some ships of prompt container have compared his today is? It gives accounts of container but any picture.

Where was a cradle of container of New Jersey? It was well to have the map that aims this and the cradles of New York, so that we could see the one who the additional transport has been required to take sakes the City of New York.

In the mandate has done the containers take loaded and has downloaded?

To the equal that Was cradles of different container in measure and creation of breadbulk cradles? It describes but the diagram would have helped extracted adds here.

Which intermodal (train, truck) vehicles of look of container?

In that has More illustrations, maps, etc., would help to explain things that is hard to transmit in of the words so only.
5 / 5
Is an interesting, at length the investigation and the book writes well.

A Kindle edition, this in spite of is in disappointing. Many the alone words are randomly exited to two separate words. Perhaps it have pauses of line in a half of some words broken in a source or of the versions of impression? It is really in it entertain. I can not agree some last times have seen the book of impression with these a lot of errors in him but this class of what is everything too common in Kindle editions.

Paying almost a same prize for the DRM-hobbled copy of the book like the physical copy, would expect that some two editions would receive a same attention to detail. Sadly This is not a chance.

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Rating: 3 out of 5 with 20 ratings
3 / 5
I am the agent on call of the coast takes with significant operative experience in Caribbean and my daughter are the Aim of Rey grad with experience of commercial navigation (edifice) - active more than that raisin that learns that it considers The BEACON, a zone, some organisations and some of some people have involved in this incident. A history of a sailor the perspective is that it breaks heart and Crown Slade says it well. This part is based in a transcription of a data of engraver and some listened, and some histories have shared with his for the people have involved in an investigation... It say of another way,, has done. A book would have been I add if that is to say where decree.

Some opinions that considers change of climate/of global warming, deregulation, corporate corruption, federal financing, unions and Jones Llei (albeit backed by opinions in that-thinking character) detract of this history. It Likes him or no, of an inferior line in this catastrophe was that some predominately responsible people for his security - a crew they - fails to do concealed. It can look cold but a careful marine all he/ beat the eschew this has his confidences of security on more. Any one everything of them was in the gesture to change this result, but one any one concealed was to fail and a rest has suffered some consequences with them. Crown Slade looks to think that the control has augmented, the inspection and the levels written prevents incidents like this - beat very when being but those accionas consequences also. In a can of final does not count for tupid'...Voice 'CONCORD of COAST' for example.

A basic history here is excellent and read valuable - far better this wades through a 500 page VDR transcription. Some interpolation was necessary, but in my Lady of opinion Slade has been too far.
3 / 5
That is to say the book competently writing , and when some clave of the author in a main narrative is enough to oblige. But some digressions are so frequent, and rattle on for so long, that a reader--at least this a--often loses your of a history.

Obviously an author has researched all the classes of things, comprising USA the maritime history that returns a 17th century, and a lot is illuminating. But in of the books like this, the narrative step is each what --and with so historical vietas that interrupts a history of core, a tension and gallop that, quotes some elements of plot, would have to when being generated never quite materialise. He,s the case to concentrate often arbitrary erudition strangling a colgante

In or-half a period a book would be two effective times .
1 / 5
I suppose in an age of Triumph is unavoidable that all take politicized, same shipwrecks. This book is full of simplistic, anti-tirades of Republican politician, a lot of which are totally idiotic and very that is related not even in a subject. Quan You apropes your subject in such or disturbed the road discredits yours argues. For an end of a book has left any left saint cow unmentioned while eschewing very querellas of contadora.

For example, Crown Slade world-wide Florida is the racist state , where Jim Corb is still lives and where a n-the word is has listened often. This in spite of a fact that 60 % of the residents of Florida were data leans not even in a state and he when being supremely ethnically varied. It see In aim, backward oriental Kentucky and I do not listen a n-word here. It IS Florida very worse that oriental Kentucky? I highly the doubt. As you Are this same twin in that on in a bridge of a ship?

Ella damns Ronald Reagan while when being the free trader that has destroyed America to the blue ray then lauds Jones Llei protectionist. Any one where the cup done Slade considers that perhaps it have competition of companies of better career and Maresk companies like TOTE Maritime or has failed to go to improve his operation. It can have explored it likes Jones Llei maintains older, less seaworthy ships in the operation that mark a fleet of old and marred EUA. Such argue any access in his strait, bigoted worldview as they remain unexplored.

Also the raisin times too small in a cause of root of an accident, which are a totally avoidable action of Capitan Davidson this cruises a ship in the hurricane. Yes a ship can have been old, overburdens, bad maintained and erroneously modified but there was very state cruised in the hurricane his crew would have done it his safely in Puerto Rico. It was very Davidson is in dependency in a BVS system the road of the time that has caused to cruise in the road of the harm? Why he the one industry to ship still trusts an anachronistic system where the power of can not question a Captain? It IS that included some in 2019? Those contingencies do other companies to ship has for heavy time and treating an irrational Capitan? These subjects remain to a large extent unexplored.

Alas, Slade is the product of an educational system these people of products like his with arts of excellent scripture but devoid of the arts of critiques has thought. Perhaps any one will write the thoroughly researched book that explores some subjects of the death of Beacon without all a politician tripe. This was the valuable reading of the book .
3 / 5
Retreat to listen on one The Beacon in a venue of low informative here Florida. That is to say the good account of a tragedy except an author strays was course. The black boxes of a ship have condemned preserved a dialogue among a crew. As One reads further learns all some factors that to a tragic sinking.

Alas some roads of author the shot through a bond in Triumphes of President. A reference was such ones incredible roads in the book in a sinking of one The Beacon. An author has aimed poor discipline to inject his disdain of a POTUS in the fact has rid based in this tragedy. If I want to listen quite surpass it will look MSNBC, Fox, and, CNN. An author also delves in global warming. It can exist but there is not empirical evidence this has augmented the numbers of hurricanes. This has had at least some relevance in a book versus a shot of Triumph. I have read prende to relax and take breathe he of politics. It conceal it does not spend here. It does not buy of the books for some pictures. I think that some pictures of a crew would have enhanced a book.
3 / 5
Where Some clave of author in some facts and of the transcriptions of some real cases, has done the good work of investigation.

Even so it looks it unable the restrain she to preach in the subjects where have know small and less expertise, which detracts strongly of a subject of book.
1 / 5
You are supposed to be one that interests the book and I looked advances in the read. Alas, an author does not lose never he casualidad to launch the punch in curators. With 'global warming' or 'change of climate' and familiar nut in a book, would find it would be enough. But, alas, it paste of the no. In Triumphes 'racist' and Reagan' the economy persists. I am only in page 132 and wants my money behind. It have to it knew it to it better since was in Squads of New York ready of better vendor. Failure.
5 / 5
An author exceptional investigation in a sinking of the BEACON when foolishly cruised in an eye of the hurricane. Still with all a time that informs, GPS and informant the available systems in of the ships today, the captain bobo and unsure, greedy and incompetent ship owners and an archaic shipboard the left wing of executive culture this old glass to go in a fund with everything on board. A scripture is excellent and his likes him is there still in a bridge, thwarted by everything east is entering around you. An excellent read!
5 / 5
Llibre Excellent! Like The professional of sailor this book is beginning of eye. I think an author he grest works but can have run too much far with some have seen.. Global add read!
5 / 5
It likes Captain/of owner of the small Nordhavn motoryacht that safely spent me and my small crew through Atlantic, sincerely recommends this book in any one east goes in sea or of the hopes in. It IS the history of tragic sea very-said, and, as any concealed is spent a lot his life in sea on board Armed ships and small yachts, took me a lot. I have read already a report on call of the Coast in a sinking, and a one of a Joint of Security of National Transport also, but Rachel Slade the book breathes life in a tragedy and the readers of experience of helps he almost in real-time through some eyes of the who is died in a sinking.

Slade Was able to quote conversations in a bridge of a convict The Beacon precisely so that a data of trip of engraver (VDR) has been recovered after a sinking, the longitude, diffcult details of reservation of process, chapter and verse. A VDR contained some last 26 hours of conversation, well until some last words have spoken in him the to a bridge likes him to him the ship is gone down.

With his house in leadership, management of bridge, time and road of time, a trustworthiness of prognosis of time, seamanship, creation of hull, stability, downflooding, and more, In a Sea to Bellow wineries worthy lessons for the those who go to mar. While a loss of a ship has had very contributing factors, all detailed in a book, a main culprit was the stubborn, taciturn captain that simply any one or could not listen in a council of his subordinate like his ship has cruised directly for an eye of Hurricane Joaquin. I have been surprised that a captain has not paid any attention in a constantly falling barometer like an indicator that after in in an eye; I am not sure it was not never same conscious of the cual a barometer has done. On board my boat, a barometer (barograph) is the indicator of PRIMARY time. Always.

Slade Also home in a spend /mark the rhythm he-buck way of management of Tote, the operator of a ship, and a relentless emphasis a company situated in of the profits and that take a work has done what opposite in properly maintaining his ships and the look have been for a security of these onboard. Symptomatic Of that is a fact that The Beacon there has been anemometer very working for gauging speed of wind and direction, obliging some agents of clock in estimativa and supposition.

Has glimpsed hundreds of experts in doing his investigation for this book, and these interviews attach the depth and the humanity in that otherwise can be the very dry book. Instead, I maintained me in a verge of my chair all a road through.

One of my best reads this year!
5 / 5
In a Sea to Bellow, For Rachel Slade

Descriptions for Michael Carr

Until now the has not comprised, or included begun to take, that The BEACON has cruised directly in Hurricane Joaquin and hurriedly sunk , flooding his 33 crew.

After the tank of BEACON in October 2015, the Joint on call of the Coast of Surgery was inducted to find a cause of this tragedy. I have assisted a lot some listened on call of long Coast, which has done to total facts and in some point optimistically, illuminates or expose, failures that directed in the sinking of Beacon.

Even so, testimony of naval architects, engineers, forecasters, the marine seasoned, manager of TOTE (The operator of BEACON), and plethora other only left experts me more confused and quizzical. Few a fact of sense of the testimony in counting this tragedy.

In an of an a lot of of the guard of Coast has listened Rachel has seated after Slade, that has learnt early has written the book in the FINAL of trip of the BEACON. We begin to speak, and Rachel asked me, as well as another, our thoughts, observations, and idea in this case.

Has remarked punctual in Rachel could be or one this could find real responses. A reader could say to arrive to this point, Wait, know why The BEACON sank the ship cruised in Hurricane Joaquin so that his Captain has had prognosis of old time, some forecasts were inaccurate, The old BEACON and tired the cauldrons has failed, and a ship has been won by some enormous seas and the winds have produced by the category of Joaquin 3 enough.

He still, those are some dry facts in that arrived, but a real question, a unanswered question, until now, is so can The Beacon is seasoned and the crew and The Captain experimented, when being seduced, deceived, and betrayed by the reports of small late time? This was far also mere an explanation.

Rachel Slade Has dug in. It give there was more concealed seen and sense. That is a real history ? Us All expect for a Report of Accident on call of Coast to be has published. I have thought sure a Guard of Coast discovers a Ah hah! Fact or facts that would reveal that it have gone bad, and directed in the BEACON sank tragic. Quan A report has been published has read each 282 pages, with the highlighter and pen in the each hand. But any response, only that has known already: big hurricane, reports of old time, the fault of engine, flooding, sinking, 33 sailors flooded . I remained me with why?

Then Rachel Slade routed copies it to me of his book In a Mar. to Bellow And now know why To the BEACON sank . The lies of Beacon of tragic history to the long of the circuitous yours, involving very character, organisations, and human frailties. Actions, cases, decisions, and human behaviour, like disparate and apparently unconnected or pertinent while accelerating entrances, Jones Llei, Maritime Unions, greed, hubris, arrogance, and naivet each which touches the function and contributes, at the end, to count so To the beacon has cruised directly in Hurricane Joaquin and sank .

Take a first Guard of the coast listened in the sinking of Beacon. Almirall Greene, Tote Vice-president, nicknamed likes first eyewitness. It feels only the few feet by behind Almirall Greene, in some rows of spectator. Look Almirall Greene intently, listens in sounding each word (while I have done arrest all the subsequent eyewitnesses), and take his testimony while when being decoupled, disinterested in of the details, and his attitude has been rid.

But that very bonded with me quite Almirall Greene was that his legs of cross under a table of eyewitness, and his legs bounced and fidgeted constantly during his almost 45 minutes of testimony. I have thought in me For an Admiral is far too nervous and uncomfortable, why? This and a lot other appearances of some prjimos yearlong investigation on call of the Coast caused me pause. Something is missing here.

And now, at the end knows a response. Thanks to Rachel Slade is determinate investigation, journalistic persistence, and his cruelty to take in a truth (more than the just dry facts that time of worry, and engines and maritime laws) in some people have involved with To Beacon. People, each what so of nodes, decisions of marks and endless elections, and each election and decision portend consequences. Sometimes these consequences are without importance, and another time is transcendental. They can cause ships to sink .

In a Bellowing the sea is the history of riveting sea of disaster and death. And a lot of readers probably will leave in that, but In a Bellowing the sea is so more. He resonates in some fights and the challenges affronted by the sailors that do the alive in a sea, and an impact our society has in of the people when cold of marks and decoupled the decisions and the laws have based only in economy and turn in inversion.

Rachel Slade The impressive work here at the end has resolved that queasy listen in my stomach, and nagging in a backside of my brain. It opens to Know why To the beacon sank . Rachel IS laws remember me of a message in the tale of Lawrence Espai One Ledge, .. We arouse each morning with promises to maintain but there are things alln of a power of any man.

Thirty-three sailors have flooded in sea when To the beacon sank . Thirty-three. Us All require to read Rachel Slade rid, and comprises is meaning, alln of just when being the tale of the tragedy in March.
4 / 5
I suppose in an age of Triumph is unavoidable that all the volume politicized, same shipwrecks. This book is full of simplistic, anti-Republican politician diatribes, a lot of which are entirely idiotic and a lot this is to relate not even to a subject. When Calm approximation your subject in such one unbalanced way discredit yours argues. For an end of a book had left any sinister wing saint cow unmentioned while it averts a lot of querelle of contadora.

For example, Crown Slade world-wide Florida is the racist state , where Jim Crooked is still alive and where a n-the word is has listened often. This in spite of a fact that 60 % of the residents of Florida were been born not even in some state and the when being extremely ethnically diverse. Alive in aim, backward oriental Kentucky and I do not listen a n-word here. It is Florida really worse that oriental Kentucky? I highly the doubt. How it was this included germane to that on in a bridge of a ship?

You damns Ronald Reagan eats when being the free trader the one who has destroyed Amsterdam of the with the blue then rents Jones Legge protectionist. Any where has done Crown Slade considers that perhaps it has had competition of the companies of better career likes them Maresk undertook like TOTE Maritime has failed neither for has improved his operation. It could have explored it likes Jones Legge maintains older, less seaworthy ships in the operation that does one floats of the old and dilapidated USA. Such argues does not return in his narrow, bigoted worldview to the equal that remain unexplored.

Also raisin times too small in a cause of root of an accident, which is an entirely avoidable action of Suceden Davidson cruising a ship to the hurricane. Yes a ship can be been old, overburden, bad maintained and wrongly modified but there has been it a lot be cruised to the hurricane his crew would have done it without accidents to Puerto Rico. It is really be Davidson is in reliance in a BVS system of routing of the time that has caused partorisca cruise to the way of the harm? Reason he an industry of the nave still trusts an anachronistic system where the power of a Captain can not be questioned? It is that included true in 2019? Those contingencies do other companies of nave have partorisca heavy time and treating an irrational Suceden? These subjects remain to a large extent unexplored.

Unfortunately, Slade is the product of an educational system that people of products like his with skills of excellent writing but devoid of the skills of critiques have thought. Perhaps any one will write the thoroughly researched book that explores some subjects of the death of Lighthouse without all a politician tripe. This would be the lovely reading of the book .
4 / 5
Are the agent on call of the cost takes with significant operative experience in Caribbean and my daughter is the Point of Rey grad with experience of commercial navigation (engineering) - I has more than spending the knowledge that considers LIGHTHOUSE, a zone, some organisations and some of some people have involved in this accident. A history of a mariner the perspective is that it breaks heart and Crown Slade says it well. This part is based in a transcript of a recorder data and some have listened, and some histories have shared with his for the people have involved in some other words, facts. A book would have been I add if ossia where has prendido.

Some opinions considering transmission of climate/of global heating, deregulation, corporate corruption, federal financing, unions and Law of Jones (albeit sustained by opinions partorisca like-thinking character) detract of this history. It likes or no, of an inferior line to this catastrophe was that some mainly responsible people partorisca his security - a crew they - failed partorisca do that. It can look cold but a careful mariner all he/ has beaten partorisca avert having his confidences of security on more. Any everything of them was in the place partorisca change this result, but a some concealed has been failed and a rest has suffered some consequences with them. Crown Slade looks partorisca believe this control has augmented, the inspection and the levels written would prevent incidents like this - can be right but these actions will have consequences also. In an end can no tale partorisca tupid'... It sees 'CONCORD of COST for example.

A basic history here is excellent and lovely reading - far better that wading by means of a 500 page VDR transcript. Some interpolation was necessary, but in my Cups of opinion Slade has spent of has shot it.
4 / 5
Ossia The book competently writing , and when an author sticks to a main narrative is quite obliging. But some digressions are like this frequent, and rattle on partorisca like this long, that a reader--at least this a--often loses clue of a history.

Obviously an author has researched all the classes of things, comprising USA the maritime history that goes back to a 17th century, and a lot is illuminating. But in of the books like this, spend it narrative is all --and with like this historical viñetas that interrupts a history of core, a tension and gallop that, quotes some elements of plot, would have to be generated never quite materialise. He,s the chance of too much often arbitrary erudition strangling a colgante

In a-half a period a book would be two effective times .
4 / 5
Agrees to listen in a Lighthouse in an informative venue down here Florida. Ossia The good account of a tragedy but an author strays was run. The black box of a ship condemned has preserved a dialogue among a crew. Like a calm bed further learns all some factors that heads to a tragic sinking.

Unfortunately an author sends the shot by means of a bond in Triumph of President. A reference was such one incredible piece to the book in a sinking of a Lighthouse. An author has aimed poor discipline to inject his disdain of a POTUS to the done pound based in this tragedy. If I want to listen roughly it Surpasses it it will look MSNBC, Vixen, and, CNN. An author also delves to global heating. It can exist but there is not empirical evidence that augmented it a number of hurricanes. This has had at least some relevance to a book versus a Triumph has shot. I have read it takes to relax and take breathe it political. Quell'Concealed that has not spent here. No spent of the books for some pictures. I think that some pictures of a crew would have enhanced a book.
4 / 5
Where An author sticks to some facts and transcripts of some real chances, has done the good work of investigation.

This in spite of appear unable to restrain she to preach in of the subjects where has little knowledge and less expertise, which detracts strongly of a subject @of book.
4 / 5
A captain of this glass of big container inexplicably steers a ship to the hurricane of a cost of Florida. A ship then the tanks with all the hands have lost.
An author also, inexplicably, consecrates at least the averages a book, attacking to corporate Amsterdam, racist Floridians while lauding unions and a progressive politics that is doing to protect. Another reviewers here signal this was with some surprise. After reading it fascinating the history of a sea felt misled and included deceived as I have not been warned of this overtly politically rids touched and wry. I can not recommend a compraventa a book. Calm am likely to find a history elsewhere.
5 / 5
This could have been a history of epic of the dramatic catastrophe in the sea of one likes a Perfect Storm, but an author is obviously a lot politically opinionated and she annoyingly infuses his far sinister point of view possesses like this constantly turns his venom and bias his history. Somehow it weaves racism in a Marine of Trader to this history for opining in a murder of Trayon Martin for George exonerated Zimmerman. Continuous in to rent Obama is 'yours conciliatory' while calling Triumph the 'white supremacist'. Of course very mentioned, was that I triumph it has not gone same President in October 2015 and although it was, that in a world-wide this has to that do with some real facts in this horrible tragedy. Continuous in the indict a Port Rican 'capitalists of vulture' and the interpretation biased of a value of Jones Legge to explode trade to an island. Finally and predictably she man of transmission of failures of the climate done to create and exacerbating a fierce storm that has condemned Lighthouse. In fact it declares that we have not had to spend like this money for relief of hurricane and of then money to the infrastructure of renewable energy would be better era. Supposition no @to give that the hurricanes have been ravaging some tropics of then first way of an industrial age. This book is the perfect example of reason the journalists have such decrease of estimate in Amsterdam. Too much often they can not leave his personal opinions out of a history. In an end, is the shame , an author could not have just clave with some facts of this history of riveting sea, of these chilling the facts do not require any interpretation neither decoration!
4 / 5
A sinking of a Lighthouse is the studio of chance in poor and poor leadership corporate governance. - The for real sad chance. It would have estimated usually this book 4 or 5 stars - an author found the a lot of obliging the history and she writes a lot well.

Sprinkled During a book, this in spite of, is was-of-sinister-field tangents this there is at all to do with an accident. His all follows the alike tendency - a KKK, Preppers, global heating, Triumph, Reagan and this horrible, wretched Conservatives :-) Which heck do a lot of these misivas has to that do with this history? If it sticks to some facts, and leave your own sprains out of a misiva. It is the shame because another that these rubbishes, you crafted the excellent, narrative very written!
5 / 5
Like captain/of owner of the small Nordhavn motoryacht concealed there is without accidents spent and my small crew by means of Atlantic, sincerely recommends this book to any the one who goes to sea or of the hopes to. It is the history of tragic sea a lot of-said, and, as any the one who has spent a lot of his life in sea on board Navy ships and small yachts, he really grabbed me. I already read a report on call of the Cost in a sinking, and a one of a Joint of Security of National Transport also, but Rachel Slade the book breathes life to a tragedy and of the readers of helps experience it almost in real-time by means of some eyes that died in a sinking.

Slade Was able to quote conversations in a bridge of a Lighthouse condemned precisely reason a data of travesía recorder (VDR) has been recovered after a sinking, the longitude, diffcult book of details of the process, chapter and verse. A VDR has contained some last 26 hours of conversation, well until some last words spoken in to the a bridge likes him the ship has gone down.

With his house on leadership, management of bridge, time and routing of time, a trustworthiness of prognosis of time, seamanship, hull draws, stability, downflooding, and more, To a Raging Sea resists worthy lessons so that they go to mar. While a loss of a ship has had a lot contributing factors, all detailed in a book, a main culprit was the stubborn, taciturn captain the one who simply any or could not listen to a joint of the his subordinates like his ship has cruised directly for an eye of Hurricane Joaquin. I have been surprised that a captain has not paid any attention to a barometer constantly falling like an indicator that closed in in an eye; I am not sure it has not gone never same conscious of the like a barometer has done. On board boat of mine, a barometer (barograph) is the indicator of PRIMARY time. Always.

Slade Also home in a spend /mark the rhythm he-buck way of management of Tote, the operator of a ship, and a relentless emphasis a company situated in of the profits and taking a work done like opposed to properly maintaining his ships and looking was for a security of these onboard. Symptomatic Of that is a fact that the lighthouse there has been no working anemometer for gauging wind speed and direction, forcing some agents of clock to estimate and supposition.

Has has interviewed hundreds of experts in doing his investigation thus book, and these interviews add the depth and the humanity to that it can it otherwise be the very dry book. Instead, I maintained on a flange of my chair all a way by means of.

One of the mine better law this year!
4 / 5
Has read the neighbourhood of this book and and could not take more. They are by train of the turn.

Reason interject leftist political to honoring these brave souls that has lost his lives, Write a history to honour without the political views of an author concealed active absolutely at all to do with a result of my perspective.

RUBBISH. Like the leading reviewer has declared , would have to has paid more attention to an approval of a NYT. It would owe that prpers have known better. I have begun at least a bed before one 30 Amazon of dates of day of caducity of turn, the sound that goes back morning. Shame in this leftist author for his desire to interject his political views to write and that say this history of a present political perspective to honour those that there is perished. Certainly, any everything of them, like a female browser would be in accordance with his seen, SHAMEFUL !

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4 / 5
This book is written specifically partorisca any one operating in a British and European Union phases. In spite of that an information has contained is transferable to almost any the one who acts in a warehouse of logistics. It is detailed with place and a lot of guidance to signal calm in a precise direction gone. It is the good addition to the yours shel if you are in this subject.
5 / 5
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5 / 5
That the history adds! It is hard to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sew - a container of the quickly tugged nave to the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The aim of book likes you a container has been developed, likes to extend, and that it is has used stops. You will learn on some the early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. Like this fascinating, Levinson has described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be the transport has surprised that different was in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, so only presents some facts in an objective way and the leaves see a world-wide like east. Levinson Finds like this sincerely interested in a @@@subject and rubs is gone in a reader. Ossia The book has left to friends as ' has to that read this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the defender of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, nave, etc, will enjoy this book also.
3 / 5
Probably it calms it has not thought never a lot roughly the, would bet. M Neither. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - take them was a ship with has has specialised crane, scrape the to the truck or stack his two big in the car of train of flat bed and take them where is going. And vice versa. That can be more obvious of requiring the regulate partorisca build the like this all some moving and structural part joints of work? Well, it can be felt common in hindsight but to a longshoremen in a piers of New York the one who has used partorisca upload and load of download, certainly was at all there is not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines of train and competing undertaken of the nave has not been interested to solve.

A book delves to these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution of nave of container to an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be material dry , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more like this of the sequential tests that the book. Calm know it can be bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle indicates that you are so only 60 finishing when you finalise a last chapter. A rest 40? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? Ossia Yours taken.
5 / 5
Fund 'A Box' was absolutely fascinating. A history of a container of nave can be estada to a large extent ignored, but explains so much in a start of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid @@@1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; one uploads manually jammed to some ship' controls for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that eats. To the port cities of entities likes them New York and Londra has been structured around his cradles, with the factories approach his ports to minimise some costs have involved with some multiple managing and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the few pioneers have begun to try to move cariche in containers. Inside the few short decades, the containers have revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could be seamlessly moved of the factory, among truck, trains, and ships to client. Where once can have taken month to ship the product of some the USA to Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

A lot predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, economic container and of confidence nave, the manufacture of component has been tilled was around a world-wide to a provider an economic plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the integers of coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement to where the earth was economic. Of course, country in prompt Asia resulted can of manufacture of entity.
4 / 5
Joy 'as the material laws' of the books and this one there is rid!

The nave of container is the business-the-business technology. Few consumers have not sent never directly or has received your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century has taken relatively little public attention.

A technology is sincere: dipped the plot of load in the big box (20 feet or 40 feet long), focuses a box, movement a box in a coverage of world-wide transport (ships, streets, and trucks), and then a-pack a box in a far end. Among other things, these courses of system down on shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one has had to that draw ships that could spend boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to that persuade ports to install new container-managing systems. Any one has had to that say the plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some slope some the low plus has flowed by means of the shippers more than some companies that services of offer of nave, Ossia the good thing .

Levinson The book covers this revolution of several corners. In a down-side, has no centrical heart to a book; a next plus comes is to continuation a career of Malcom McLean, although although the narrative edge is interrupted often. In an on-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references to original documents of ports in Cities of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
5 / 5
You would think that the book in a development of a ubiquitous containers of nave stacked everywhere would be boring. Far of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions to so only-in-time to manufacture to costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes that surrounds a container of nave comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in sometimes of odd locations with an effect lateralmente to destroy to to historical ports like NYC, (2) of nave of unfathomable volumes of has has manufactured elements that is Like this quickly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location to another to explode imposed of local salary, (3) the deliveries now can be planned included for abroad shipments leaving for the lowest censuses and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10 or less than a previously required crew, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Taken the technician or business bent, ossia the terrific bed. There have it so only a chapter where take bogged down try explain because lack of data in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah there is!' Moments to the equal that learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
The vision and the force of personality has combined to direct a man to transform an industry and impose some levels that has done the modern load that the possible ships. Malcolm McLean has not been a innovator in a pure sense. You are a researcher of anxious occasion the one who could quickly tendency to explode that has done the difference.

A book was a lot write although the bit to bore in of the parts. It is a lot informative in a past innovation for big that has changed a quality of life for millions around a world.
4 / 5
Any the one who business in Cina, export / of import, or is so only curious roughly something that takes for has admitted every day - this book is for you.
Some chronicles of author a development of a coastal nave and undertaken to upload over time - particularly a 20th century. Interest to learn in a past history of an industry of nave and his unions, employees and innovations.

While a book is mostly the quickly read, directs to repeat it the little time and could be to be roughly 100 short pages. At least it is organised in such the way that can you skip sections if they do not interest you.

Would recommend this book to any the one who enjoys historical no-fiction, history of 20th century, or is interested in nave of technology / and maritime technology of load.
4 / 5
If you are a less has bitten interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container that ships that has influenced it to him, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has resisted my attention a whole way and left that it loves more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more roughly ships of container. It is more than amazing like a system is today quite seamless among ships, ports, streets and trucks - is not while way. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have spent this roughly - was has had to that to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep fulfilled - and like this live near the McLean GOES, now know reason this city could be appointed with which him. Read this book, develops your horizons and give new meaning to your place in a world like the consumer.
5 / 5
When it Grow on, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in north Amsterdam was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and like this advance. The one who would have think that that a container of nave could have such an effect of entity in cradle and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that sustain of maritime nave given? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
It is difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims the one who the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in big measure the nave of container. A longshoreman is disappeared of a scene. It agrees in a mid seventies a day my father has gone back of his office with an interesting and tragic history. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and has fallen to a water among a ship and cement pier. Usually the sweet current mark a transmission to ship to and fro softly paste a pier and with perfect timing like coolie has fallen to a sea a ship there is run over the death against a cement pier. Today such if it was not possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. When there is not never the transmission massively there is winning and losing but sure of the world-wide am benefitted a lot.
5 / 5
That the history adds! It is hard to appreciate like this boring, ubiquitous sew - a container of the quickly tugged nave to the each facet of our lives. These things are relatively new but is everywhere. Levinson The aim of book likes you a container has been developed, as it has extended, and that it is has used stops. You will learn on some the early pioneers and some companies spawned, some desquels is still around. Like this fascinating, Levinson has described a world-wide before 'the box' - will be the transport has surprised that different was in a recent past. There it is not moralising here, so only presents some facts in an objective way and the leaves see a world-wide like east. Levinson Finds like this sincerely interested in a @@@subject and rubs is gone in a reader. Ossia The book has left to friends as ' has to that read this'. All the world enjoys it. If you are the defender of human ingenuity or a history of engineering, international trade, nave, etc, will enjoy this book also.
4 / 5
Probably has not thought never a lot roughly the, would bet. M Neither. You know, this big metal, ugly boxes - take them was a ship with has has specialised crane, scrape the to the truck or stack his two big in the car of train of flat bed and take them where is going. And vice versa. That could be more obvious of requiring the regulate partorisca build the like this all some moving and structural part joints of work? Well, it can be felt common in hindsight but to a longshoremen in a piers of New York the one who has used partorisca upload and load of download, certainly was at all there is not wanted never. Certainly something a trucking and lines of train and competing undertaken of the nave has not been interested to solve.

A book delves to these subjects and explores some a lot of ramifications of an evolution of nave of container to an economic, political and financial impact of a system. Fascinating The material and would have estimated a book a big plus but tends to be material dry , repetitive and in timing some chapters looked more like this of the sequential tests that the book. Calm know it can be bit it also in a scholarly side when your kindle indicates that you are so only 60 finishing when you finalise a last chapter. A rest 40? Notes, bibliography, and indication. So much, looking the for the very thorough examination of a subject? Ossia Yours taken.
4 / 5
This rids roughly is shipping containers, any big adventure. Like this calm expect it to be the bit in a dry side, and ossia , there are figures resupplied for consideration, but is much more that the simple recitation of figures. There are histories of the chances and some people have involved, and to the equal that has there has been sucedidos in, faltered in, and in a process shaped a development of nave of the container standardised in a course of 1950-2000. Like the book mentions, is sometimes last to do direct comparisons to a quantity and of the types to ship, reasons such figures were maintained seldom permanently for any centrical power, and a lot a lot of some companies' the records are disappeared like these companies have fallen for a wayside in a sharply competitive world of nave of container. These people can have state revolutionising a world, but any a lot of has concerned roughly that document that revolution. And, like the revolutions have been, was a bit thin to the equal that has developed, likes person in a profession of history has thought really, 'Hey, would have to register this for posterity!' And it has succoured record of the disposal like a company there is taken on his faltering competition. So much, while it is clear that the transmissions have arrived , a full magnitude of them so only can be speculated on and guessed in. More, apples-and-the oranges is the clear question , also. It is 500 tonnes of bananas some same likes 500 tonnes of oil? It is 100 tonnes of A Netherlands to NYC some same likes 100 tonnes of Giappone to California? It is difficult to define metrics.

But a book resupplies an interesting overview of a prompt-mid to to days likes him to him the ship the container has standardised, has changed a character of ports as well as one ships him, and facts and has broken a lot of different companies in the field where the fortunes could be done and has lost based in the alone wrong decision in a development of way would arrive.
5 / 5
Founds 'A Box' was absolutely fascinating. A history of a container of nave can be estada to a large extent ignored, but explains so much in a start of globalisation in late 20th century.

Until a mid @@@1960s, the load of ocean has been transported in breakbulk ships; one uploads manually jammed to some ship' controls for squads of longshoremen. A process was laborious and the time that eats. To the port cities of entities likes them New York and Londra has been structured around his cradles, with the factories approach his ports to minimise some costs have involved with some multiple managing and warehousing has involved to transport sakes.

Then, the few pioneers have begun to try to move cariche in containers. Inside the few short decades, the containers have revolutionised world-wide trade. The containers of sakes could be seamlessly moved of the factory, among truck, trains, and ships to client. Where once can have taken month to ship the product of some the USA to Europe, now can take less than the week. Global trade skyrocketed!

Any predicted an enormous impact that the containers were to have in a global economy. Once, the companies have concentrated his factories in a location to minimise costs of transport. With an arrival of fast, economic container and of confidence nave, the manufacture of component has been tilled was around a world-wide to a provider an economic plus. Some structures of port cities have changed drastically, with the integers of coastal communities that is destroyed, and the factories that movement to where the earth was economic. Of course, country in prompt Asia resulted can of manufacture of entity.
5 / 5
Enjoys 'as the material laws' of the books and this one there is rid!

The nave of container is the business-the-business technology. Few consumers have not sent never directly or has received your container. Like this, one of some transformative technologies of a 20th century has taken relatively little public attention.

A technology is sincere: place to plot of load in the big box (20 feet or 40 feet long), focuses a box, movement a box in a coverage of world-wide transport (ships, streets, and trucks), and then a-pack a box in a far end. Among other things, these courses of system down on shrinkage of flight.

A business side is complicated more. Any one has had to that draw ships that could spend boxes more efficiently. Any one has had to that persuade ports to install new container-managing systems. Any one has had to that say to plot of workers to jump that his services were already he has not required.

In an end, the majority of some slope some the low plus has flowed by means of the shippers more than some companies that services of offer of nave, Ossia the good thing .

Levinson The book covers this revolution of several corners. In a down-side, has no centrical heart to a book; one the next plus comes is to continuation a career of Malcom McLean, although although the narrative edge is interrupted often. In an on-side, a book is meticulously sourced, with a lot of references to original documents of ports in Cities of New York and a Zone of Bay of San Francisco.
4 / 5
Would think that the book in a development of a ubiquitous containers of nave stacked everywhere would be boring. Far of him. This volume locates an enormous impact that the standardisation has produced on everything of a longshoremen unions to so only-in-time to manufacture to costs of ship of enormous reductions.

An author he querella well that some changes that surrounds a container of nave comprises: (1) a development of the number limited of enormous ports in sometimes of odd locations with an effect lateralmente to destroy to to historical ports like NYC, (2) of nave of unfathomable volumes of has has manufactured elements that is Like this quickly that the production now can move almost immediately of a location to another to explode imposed of local salary, (3) the deliveries now can be planned included for abroad shipments leaving for the lowest censuses and the main profits, (4) ships that it can operate he with perhaps 10 or less than a previously required crew, (5) offloading takes hours in place of days or of the weeks.

Taken the technician or business bent, ossia the terrific bed. There have it so only a chapter where take bogged down try explain reason has been missing of data in an increase in shipping volume. Skip Cela And will find this full book of 'ah there is!' Moments to the equal that learn like a wine of global economy to be.
4 / 5
Is a less has bitten interested in an evolution of a global economy and some factors that involves the container that ships that has influenced it to him, looks no further that A Box. Well written with abundance of statistics (where available), anecdotal details of an increase and fall and increase again of companies of global nave, this book has resisted my attention a whole way and left that it loves more. He piqued my interest to see these ports of container and learn more roughly ships of container. It is more than amazing like a system is today quite seamless among ships, ports, streets and trucks - has not been way for the moment. Malcom McLean And other big players in a game have spent this roughly - was has had to that to take enormous risks on and on to see his sleep fulfilled - and like this live near of McLean GOES, now know reason this city could be appointed with which him. Read this book, will develop your horizons and give new meaning to your place in a world like the consumer.
4 / 5
When it has grown on, some regular explanations for some economic woes of the cities in north Amsterdam was a War of Vietnam, a Crisis of Oil, runaway inflation, and like this advance. The one who would have think that that a container of nave could have such an effect of entity in cradle and zones of inner cities as well as some industries that sustain of maritime nave given? Fascinating Has read!
5 / 5
Is difficult to imagine that the book in containers could do interesting reading. This book aims the one who the deep influence a humble container has had in our lives. Some the Asian tigers owe his success in big measure the nave of container. A longshoreman is disappeared of a scene. It agrees in a mid seventies a day my father has gone back of his office with an interesting and tragic history. This day one of a coolies downloading the ship in Calcuta the cradles have slipped a gangplank and has fallen to a water among a ship and cement pier. Usually the sweet current mark a transmission to ship to and fro softly paste a pier and with perfect timing like coolie has fallen to a sea a ship there is run over the death against a cement pier. Today such if it would not be possible. An also said book of some deep social consequences. When there is not never the transmission massively there is winning and losing but sure of the world-wide am benefitted a lot.
4 / 5
Has the type of the reservations of the history concealed has to that way that is premise like some second insignificant looks was in fact enormously influential. A Box is such the book , and finds a gender, and this example of him, enormously pleasant reading. Besides a subject obvious to ship containers, A Box resupplies ideas the labour reports, control, good and bad business management, and globalisation. Among some the majority of the mine that astounds the points were a speed in that it change in shipping arrived and a lack of data to drive the decision that does. That is cost to ship x quantity of load of here to there? With real taxes versus real taxes, imposed, sure, and the costs has not been and is not a responsible question, at least a lot of like this general observation. A book is thorough, a lot-writing, and involving partly to direct on Malcom MacLean, a 'inventor' of containerized nave. He a lot of profit with illustrations: of creations of different container, of hook and assemblies of door (in that a lot is writing), and, of course, of ships of container and his controls. Also, mine ebook has had the big number of inexcusable errors, clearly aiming the lack to read of test or modifying. But these quibbles averts, A Box is enjoyable and probably to change like thinking of an impact of innovation in business and society.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 with 9 ratings
5 / 5
A nave was partorisca add and the condition of a book is wonderful! Some pages are good and crisp.
5 / 5
Gives the very everywhere perspective in the spent to one is American place/ Japanese in camps of internment during WWII. Calm points a tip of an iceberg. A memory adds that our liberty is vulnerable.
5 / 5
Ossia Another book has had to that POSSESS. Excellent saying for a lot of some experiences of Japanese-Americans during WW11. @I give it was the different time but any quantity of reparations could suffice for all that has been to lose. It was the national tragedy .

Like Other races, Germans, Italians, (inserts/inserts countries of election), has taken to be die 10 days to pack up and leave all behind?

Thinks that have been given 10 days to leave my house?

Does not have to that never forget.
4 / 5
A book was the exceptional collection of personal experiences, photos and illustrations that say the one who my dad sustains given during WWII together with on 100,000 other American citizens - was so only of a wrong race. Now it is that mine first bad when it says that a latrine was so only the cement slab with holes and also like this to reason my waste of dads to eat liver, included to this day.
5 / 5
Histories of an internment of a lot of corners. I have a lot of bed reserves already and this book has very presented other points of experience. Experiences in Hawaii to be Japanese; editors in several newspapers in an internment; poems; art; moving histories of selection and loss and heartache; leaving for some camps of internment; some challenges of some camps-the lunch, a time, some unsuitable eases. I recommend it highly!
5 / 5
This wins of cry of pound. It is another book adds in the soiled little secret in a History of some the EUA. After reading this book will have the More adds them to comprise roughly reason our police of the immigration is like this messed on and like some chances of today is not new but have the long history.
5 / 5
There is enjoyed this book so much that I gave it to a lot of my friends. They are the Japanese-American . I have enjoyed to read on some experiences of some authors. Had so only five years during WWII, as his history reinforces my own early memories.
4 / 5
Ossia An amazing property -trove of information--personal, historical, map, literary, and the majority of everything deeply moving. These original documents resupply powerful evidence of some human costs of EUA wartime policemen of fear and racial stereotyping. Each entrance contributes to the picture the full plus of our national shame and resupplies the cautionary the history that defies current xenophobic assertions in these residents of EUA--citizen and no-residents of citizen--the one who does not return Norman Rockwell square of the like a 'American' would have to that look. Highly recommended.
4 / 5
Has bought this for purpose of investigation like the primary source. A compilation is thoughtfully together place and a excerpts is cohisive.


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