Ze box, ze box!
But his ship theme there reminds me of something I had started to write, but never finished. So this may be boring to some. Up in Cleveland they are working to build the first container port on the Great Lakes. See the Cleveland PD: Port of Cleveland seals deal to bring container shipping to the Great Lakes
Boring? Or a transformative new global transportation node. I dunno, but see the PD's video there with a Dutch shipping executive.
What does that have to do with Pittsburgh? More than a half century ago, Youngstown leaders wanted to build a canal that would connect them to the Ohio River. Pittsburgh leaders quite openly opposed the idea mostly because it would make Youngstown based mills more competitive, and thus potentially take away work from Pittsburgh area mills. So no Cleveburgh back then for sure.
Why did they want the canal? The lack of river access for mills near Youngstown made the transport costs of coal, coke and finished steel much higher than they were for Pittsburgh based Producers. Yet if the canal had been built, it would have connected us with an entirely waterborne route with the Great Lakes. Now not even the competitiveness of the steel industry is not tied to the rivers, but without the canal are we going to benefit as we might have from this new international transportation node opening up in Cleveland?
As with many things, economic logic when all prosperity came from (carbon) steel work out much the opposite later on.
Remember also that the Port of Pittsburgh has been trying for decades to build an inland multi-modal container facility here in Pittsburgh. The idea goes back long before the disruptive technology known as the shipping container came around. There was even the plan to build a shipping facility right on what we now call the the North Shore. Something someone went so far as to make a model of. Of course, I don't know where the bike path would have gone through the site, if it had been built.