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The Globalisation of the OceansContainerisation from the 1950s to the Present$
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Frank Broeze

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007336

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.001.0001

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The First Revolution

The First Revolution

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(p.27) Chapter 2 The First Revolution
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The Globalisation of the Oceans
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Frank Broeze

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.003.0003

This chapter analyses the first two stages of the process of containerisation. The first is the early impact of the industry on the domestic trades of the United States and of Australia. The second is the impact containerisation had on liner shipping and its expansion into North Atlantic, Transpacific (United States-Japan), and Australian trade routes. The chapter argues that these two factors, occuring during the 1950s and 1960s, provided a framework for the eventual dominance of containerisation on global shipping that occured during the 1970s. The chapter ends by detailing the readying of container terminals in all major ports, and the first Japan-Europe container voyage, the 1971 embarkment of the Kamakura Maru.

Keywords:   Liner Shipping, Japanese Shipping, Transpacific Shipping, Australian Shipping, United States Shipping, Container Terminals, Global Ports, Kamakura Maru

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