Heroes of Progress, Pt. 17: Malcom McLean
Introducing the American truck driver and, later, businessman who developed the modern intermodal shipping container. Malcom McLean’s development of standardized shipping containers significantly reduced the cost of transporting cargo across the world. Lower shipping costs significantly boosted international trade which, in turn, helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. McLean’s “containerization” remains a vital pillar of our interconnected global economy today.
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