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The Globalisation of the Oceans: Containerisation from the 1950s to the Present

Frank Broeze


This book maintains that container shipping is vital to the actualisation of globalisation, and that without it, globalisation would remain a concept rather than reality. It argues that container shipping has been academically overlooked as a global business sector in favour of more prominent sectors such as oil or arms trade, and aims to provide a complete history of containerisation from the 1950s to the turn of the millennium. This history explores the growth of the container industry due to prominent innovation in vessel design, early adoption of the internet, large international mergers, ... More

Keywords: World Trade, Global Ports, Container Shipping, Shipping Industry, International Maritime History, Maritime Ecology, Environmentalism, Transport Infrastructures, Maritime Labour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780973007336
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Broeze, author