November 11, 2011

Container terminal 9

I was staying in Tsing Yi in Hong Kong. From my hotel window, I could see the Container Terminal 9 stretching all the way to Rambler’s Channel.

Container Terminal 9

Container Terminal 9

Container Terminal 9

I have always been curious about how the global logistics system works.

And then I wondered about the history of containers. Who first thought about moving things in metal boxes? How did so many companies and ports standardise on the size of containers? How does the system work so well? A search on Amazon and I found The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger.

Learn how a truck driver went on to build the container shipping system.

Hong Kong

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