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Containerization’s Impact on Intermodal Shipping and the Modern Global Economy


The use of containers in shipping irrevocably changed how goods were sent for trade, making the modern globalized economy possible. Their use is so widespread that nearly everyone is familiar with the iconic, boldly colored containers and the ships that ferry them across the seas. Yet many are still unfamiliar with the origins of this system, which arose out of the “intermodal” shipping concept in the late 18th century. 

This document will provide an introduction to the concept of intermodal freight transport and how containerization made this the standard for all goods shipped around the world. Containerization offers the security, speed, reliability, and convenience that make multinational supply chains viable.

Download the full version of GTG Technology’s latest White Paper on Containerization.

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