Freight history – timeline of 7020 years:
Humans started long-distance trade 7000 years ago; fast forward to today – 90% of all we consume was manufactured and shipped from other countries, including food, medicine, clothes, and furniture.
The journey of a product till the arrival of his end-user from the store is long and complex, just like global freight operations till today.
Jump into the time capsule with cargozone workspace experts to understand your industry better –
here we go…
5000 BC – Humans started to trade (“long-distance”) textile and spices
4000 BC – Horses are the leading “carriers.”
770 – Iron horseshoes make transportation by horses more efficient
1787 – First successful steamboat is invented
1807 – Roads and canals are planned
1820 – Railroad system dominates the freight industry as best value solution
1832 – Matthias Baldwin builds the first locomotives, top speed 30MPH
1863 – Railway connects the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean started. Cut shipping time from six months to six days.
1896 – first pickup truck
1910 – November 7th, first air shipment, 200LB of silk.
1935 – First regulations for the trucking freight industry
1951 – The first purpose-built container vessels began operating in Denmark
1956 – On April 26, 1956, the SS Ideal-X, an aging tanker, departed from the Port of Newark and docked in the Port of Houston five days later.
1973 – The end of the war left superpowers such as the United States and the Soviet Union with a trade advantage. Europe bounced back to its previous dominance in trade along with the United States.
2007 – trade community experienced an unstoppable growth in trade ending in the Great Recession. Asia’s trade grew from 1/6 to 1/3.
2018 – US-China trade war started on 6 July 2018; the US imposed taxes on US$34 billion of Chinese imports
2020 – The COVID 19 shocked the world with supply chain disruptions, making countries reevaluate the way and place they buy goods from
Global trade moves the world economy, politics, and connects people and cultures, but it is not as easy as it seems.
Exporters and importers invest enormous resources to keep control over their shipments and freight activities – we believe in combining experts and code to reduce the friction in the PO-POD process.
Let us share with you the reasons how we do it!
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