Event Summary

Containers introduced to transport cargo

Date

1956

Description

A trucking executive, Malcolm McLean, introduced the use of containers to transport cargo from trucks or trains to ships without having to handle the cargo. Intermodal containers first used at Port Newark, New Jersey, in 1956.

Lecture

Enterprise/Commerce

Timeline 1

Maritime New York, 1860 - to present

Timeline 2

American Merchant Marine, 1789 - to present

Record ID

1099