The advent of containers in the 1970s brought quicker loading, and larger ships. This diagram shows the quadrupling in tonnage from a typical freighter in the years after the Second World War ended in 1945, to the containerised Mairangi Bay of 1978. The comparison with a sailing vessel 100 years before is even more striking.
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Elliott (not verified)
01 October 2011
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