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Published: 01 December 2000

300 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780973007336

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The Globalisation of the Oceans

Containerisation from the 1950s to the Present

Frank Broeze

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • 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, and significant physical alterations to the global port system

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