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Port Strike Ends & How Containerization Shaped the Modern World

The eight day port strike on the West Coast is over, thank goodness. On November 27th, a group of 450 clerks in the port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, who had worked without a contract for over two years, walked out. … Continue reading

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Arms & Drug Trafficking – Container Ships and Rust Buckets

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has recently released a study of arms and drug trafficking by ship. The headline is “Most ships involved in arms and drugs trafficking are based in world’s richest countries.”  The larger part of the picture, however, is not … Continue reading

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Keith Tantlinger – Father of the Container

If Malcom McLean was the father of containerization, then Keith Tantlinger, who died recently at the age of 92,  was the father of the shipping container. Tantlinger’s container designs spurred the containerization revolution that forever changed both shipping and world trade. The idea of “containerizing” … Continue reading

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