Jan 29, 2012
Unsung Heroes: The Builder of the Cargo Container
It's amazing how many things have changed our modern world without us really stopping to take notice. That being said, I'd like to take a moment to honor Keith Tantlinger who was widely credited with creating the first economically viable modern shipping container and passed away August 27, 2011 at age 92. Back in the 1950s, Mr. Tantlinger created the stacking and locking mechanism that allows ships to carry hundreds of storage containers across oceans, helping to usher in the modern era of globalized trade and commerce.
The New York Times has a great article on the benefits and controversies surrounding his unique achievement along with a short biography about his background and life story.