Name

Malcolm McLean

Career

Business/Commerce

Occupation 1

Trucking and shipping executive

Identifier

containers

Region

NA/Mid-Atlantic region

Era

Maritime Nation Since 1950 (1951-present)

Born

1914

Died

2001

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A trucking executive credited with the development of the use of containers for transporting goods that need to be carried by more than one form of transportation. Eliminated the traditional and costly break-bulk loading of cargo onto ships on pallets. Owner of McLean Trucking and founder of Sea-Land Corportaion, he introduced the use of containers at the Port of Newark, New Jersy, in 1956.

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