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25/05/2001 American inventor Malcom McLean dies

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Malcom McLean and Containerisation | Maersk Line

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How a Steel Box Changed the World: A Brief History of Shipping

McLean is often called the man who started globalization. He developed the intermodal shipping container. It can be easily transferred from one mode of transport to another – for example from ship to train and then from the train to truck. Thanks to McLean’s containers everybody around the world can order anything relatively cheaply.
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