TThe shipping container turns 60
Happy 60th Birthday to the shipping container. On 26 April 1956, the first true container ship, a rebuilt tanker called the Ideal X, sailed from Port Newark in New Jersey with 58 well-filled 30ft boxes on board. Marine Pascal takes a brief look at the origins of that ubiquitous six-sided metal box that changed the course of sea, road and rail logistics.
The voice of the sea and the sound of the rails
Like cruise ships, passenger trains are a part of popular culture. The Orient Express, The Flying Scotsman, The Trans-Siberian, names like these conjure images of intrigue, suspense and adventure. To board such trains is to step into, relive, and become a part of the golden age of travel. In recent years, however, passenger numbers on many famous trains have fallen. David Cashman and Anjum Naweed pose the question; is it possible that tourism in long-distance cruise rail can learn from the.