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on 27 February 2010
I found this book an excellent record of recent 'living history' of the dramatic transition from traditional methods of transporting goods using break-bulk cargo ships ot full containerisation. Having worked on cargo ships in the 1970's and seen the demise of many long etablished shipping company's (PSNC who I worked for were established in 1838!), I often wondered how and why these companys collapsed in such a short period of time. I have also wondered how Southampton fits into the global picture of globalisation, particularly as the port has remained a busy container port for around the past 30-35 years. This book answers all of these questions and gives a very clear picture of what has been going on silently behind the scenes and not generally reported in mass media.
I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about how and why the method of transporting goods has changed the face of shipping in the past 50 years. Thanks for a great read.
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