Globalization at a Glance

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Today, more than 95% of cargo moves by ship, the bulk of it in standardized shipping containers."Massive imports from Asia began as a result of containerization during the Vietnam War. Containers were used to ship military freight, and on the way back to the U.S. they picked up the first televisions and electronic goods from Japan."-- Marc Levinson, author of The Box: How Shipping Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger