Thin statement by the Commander, Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) sums up the great changes which have been taking place in the merchant marine. The container ship revolution begun in 1957 when Sea Land Service, Inc., introduced three C2 cargo ships converted to carry 226 containers in Atlantic coastwise shipping.
Gallaher, James H.
"An Analysis of the Effect of the Container Ship Revolution on Military Logistics,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 23
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol23/iss10/5