EU’s Transport Research Knowledge Centre (TRKC) is now TRIP, the Transport Research & Innovation Portal. I haven’t checked it thoroughly yet and still must see what are the improvements.
A press-release was issued today announcing the ellection of the new Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum (ITF): José Manuel Viegas, from Portugal.
Congratulations, Professor Viegas!
Malcolm McLean is many times quoted as the inventor of the container, without any credit given to Keith Tantlinger. But it was Tantlinger who fine-tuned McLean’s vision and engineered essential concepts that allowed the box to be used in a standardized way, kick-starting productivity boosts and universal usability of the container as the cornerstone of world trade and globalization.
Keith Tantlinger died today and there are many publications recalling his achievements and contributions. Here is Marine Insight’s one, which I’ve chosen for you.