Books on Shipping

We here at EES love a good book dedicated to the world of shipping.  We’ve got a few of these babies on our shelf and thought we’d share what we are reading with you.

Here are 5 of our favourite shipping books.

1. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. Buy this book.

2. Uncommon Carriers – This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains, and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. A great read. Get a copy here.

3.  Box Boats – How container ships changed the world. Buy a copy.

We’ve saved two of our favourites till last…

4. A Captains Duty – This tale is the inspiration for the movie Captain Phillips. Buy a copy today – it’s an amazing story.

What’s a post without a mention of our favourite thing to do with a used shipping container – container homes! Want to build one?  Check this book out.

5.  Introduction to Container Homes and Buildings

Because “Building with Shipping Containers means tiny spaces .. NOT.”  Head over here to get your hands on this one.


There’s more than a few good reads here to satisfy your thirst for shipping knowledge!

Do you know of any other books we should buy for our library?