Friday, June 22, 2012
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Global Container Terminals USA in Jersey City, N.J., has secured an $11.4 million federal grant to buy two new cranes. Federal officials said the money will reduce truck traffic and diesel emissions in the state, as well as create jobs in the region.
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
As politicians in Washington debate ways to revamp of sagging economy, a look at the life of a man who made tremendous contributions to the global economy back in the 1950s. Keith Tantlinger, inventor of the first viable shipping container (antiquated versions had been in use since the 19th century), died at age 92 last week. Tantlinger was an inventor who was hired by a man named Malcolm McLean to envision a more streamlined and standardized system for shipping goods overseas. His modern version of the shipping container, with twist locks, revolutionized global trade.