Container shipping

Page 8 – Further information

This web feature was written by Gavin McLean in 2011 and produced by the team. It was updated in 2016.



  • Frank Broeze, Research in Maritime History no. 23, The globalisation of the oceans: containerisation from the 1950s to the present, International Maritime Economic History Association, St John’s, Newfoundland, 2002
  • A.D. Couper (ed.), The shipping revolution: the modern merchant ship, Conway Maritime Press, London, 1992
  • Marc Levinson, The box: how the shipping container made the world smaller and the world economy bigger, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2006
  • Gavin McLean, We were different: the Tasman Express Line story, Ventures Two Limited, Auckland, 2004
  • Nick Tolerton, Spirit of the coast: the story of Pacifica Shipping and 25 years of struggle and triumph against the tides, Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2010
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'Further information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 14-Jul-2016