The Story of Malcolm McLean

The New York Times has released a video on Malcolm McLean, the former North Carolina truck driver who invented the shipping container.

It’s a story that is also taken up in the Gard Guidance on Freight Containers by Jeroen de Haas.

The concept of an intermodal container was first proposed by McLean. His “big box” idea, which has revolutionized cargo handling worldwide, came to him in 1937 while he waited most of the day to deliver cotton bales on his truck to a pier in New Jersey...Continue Reading Here.