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How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans

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Published on Mar 11, 2012

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Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container. Containerization was born, and it transformed the modern global economy.

Lesson by Sir Harold Evans, animation by Sunni Brown.

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