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The Box

Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880750
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In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

Qu Est Ce Que Le Code De Conduite Pour Une P Che Responsable

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789252045410
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La présente brochure décrit, dans un style accessible à tous, les principaux aspects du Code de conduite pour une pêche responsable, afin de susciter une meilleure prise de conscience des buts et objectifs du Code, et d'encourager sa mise en application effective dans toutes les pêches de capture et dans l'aquaculture. Cette brochure ne se substitue pas au Code de conduite; elle cherche plutôt à présenter de façon simplifiée certaines des informations complexes contenues dans le Code afin de les rendre accessibles à tous les usagers des pêches.

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Germany Real Estate Yearbook 2007

Author: Andreas Schiller
Publisher: Real Estate Publishers BV
ISBN: 9077997091
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Germany Real Estate Yearbook 2007 contains over 250 pages of extensive information about major real estate projects in Germany, the top market players and industry trends. It also includes German decision-makers, corporate stories. a Who's Who section with personal and company profiles and the German Real Estate Index. This book is linked to its website www.germany-re.com.