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Containerization

  • By: Robert J. McCalla
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Containerization—freight transport within a standard-sized box enabling intermodal transfer between marine and land modes efficiently and in large volumes—has revolutionized worldwide cargo shipping during the past 50 years. The modern manufacturing system and the contemporary ...

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