The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping Container and Freight Transportation

The focus of this book is on how the United States freight transportation system has been expanded and globalized with the use of the shipping container since the 1950s. The container carries cargo moving in international trade, and is utilized within the shipping, trucking and railroads industries. The table of contents lists the titles of the chapters as: Introduction; The Rise of the Shipping Container; Containerization as Infrastructure; Globalizing the Infrastructure of the Nation-State; The Reluctant Railroads; Trucking Gets on Board; The Changing Railroads; Trucking Finds Its Place; Sites of Transfer; Slow Going on the Inland Waterways; and Conclusion.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Illustrations; References;
  • Pagination: 222p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781138188563
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 10 2016 2:15PM