Containers revolutionising international transport
There have been standardised transport containers for nearly a hundred years, but today’s standard container comes from the 50s of the last century. It is said that its inventor, the American forwarding agent Malcolm P. McLean, got the idea from drawing out a cigarette packet. Just as cigarette packets were piled in the shaft of a cigarette vending machine, so it would be possible to carry large steel containers, one on top of the other. This stroke of genius led to a transport revolution. Today containers have conquered the world, and each year the volume of goods carried by container grows.
EUROGATE’s core business is container handling at seaports. This service is complemented by additional services such as seaworthy packaging and container depot or repairs.