Today’s economy would not exist without these giant boats


One of these giant boats is MSC Oscar which is longer than the Empire State Building is tall. If you stand at the bottom of this ship you would be five stories underwater. MSC Oscar can carry 19 000 containers. There are about 5000 such ships all over the world and they fuel our economy.

Because of these giant ships we have now cheaper merchandise and more stuff. It was not always this way. The invention of the container box in 1956 Malcolm McLean has standardized and revolutionized the shipping of goods.

Shipping/ton would cost about 16 cents as opposed to $5.6/ton using older methods.

Now you could transport more stuff and could have less of a logistics nightmare than in the past, when you needed to pack and load each package individually.

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