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Use of containerization in freight transportation

National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board.

Use of containerization in freight transportation

3 reports.

by National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board.

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Containerization -- Addresses, essays, lectures.

  • Edition Notes

    Papers sponsored by Committee on Freight Transportation Economics, and presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board.

    SeriesHighway research record, no. 281, National Academy of Sciences. Publication 1658., Publication (National Research Council (U.S.)) ;, no. 1658.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTE7 .H5 no. 281
    The Physical Object
    Pagination21 p.
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5738161M
    LC Control Number70603712

    Takes advantage of motor flexibility and rail s long haul economic advantage. Containers were quickly adopted by trucking and rail transport industries for cargo transport not involving sea transport. It has greatly reduced cargo handling, particularly in Door-to-Door shipments. Top U. They include transportation, technology and communication. Transit times are fastest of the modes, but rates are highest.

    Most of the governments ask their exporters to trade on these terms to promote their exports worldwide such as India and China. Four containers were used for the conveyance of passengers' baggage. These rankings are by millions of tons. Toward standards During the first 20 years of containerization, many container sizes and corner fittings were used; there were dozens of incompatible container systems in the United States alone.

    Improved cargo security is also an important benefit of containerization. Informer trucking company owner Malcom McLean worked with engineer Keith Tantlinger to develop the modern intermodal container. Describe the carrier selection process. The use of container trains in all these countries makes transshipment between different trains of different gauges easier. Main article: Intermodal freight transport Intermodal freight transport refers to shipments that involve more than one mode.


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Use of containerization in freight transportation by National Research Council (U.S.). Highway Research Board. Download PDF Ebook

Some containers are fitted with electronic monitoring devices and can be remotely monitored for changes in air pressure, which happens when the doors are opened. Costs paid by the exporter include load, lash, secure and stow the cargo, including securing cargo not to move in the ships hold, protecting the cargo from contact with the double bottom to prevent slipping, and protection against damage from condensation.

The concept was developed by Sea-Land and the Southern Pacific railroad. Inthe global container's traffic was of millions of TEUwith an estimated per-cent share handled by the top container ports. A similar fate met the relation between the ports of Manhattan and New Jersey.

Discuss the economic and service characteristics of intermodal transportation and explain the dominance of rail-truck piggyback intermodal service. Major advantage is low rates.

Containerization, Unitized Cargo and Cargo Containers

In utilizing this type of service, the shipper accepts the additional responsibility' of ensuring that cargo is properly Use of containerization in freight transportation book and secured in the container, precluding damage to the cargo, container or transport vehicle.

The early s saw closed container boxes designed for movement between road and rail. Nowadays, containerization is the innovative key in the field of logistics that helps to Use of containerization in freight transportation book cargo in an efficient, better and save way.

Outbound transportation was clearly the largest component of total physical distribution costs. Ever since American President Lines initiated in a dedicated double-stack container train service between Los Angeles and Chicago, transport volumes increased rapidly. Meanwhile, the port facilities needed to support containerization changed.

One problem is that standards continue to increase. The ships that carry containers are huge, and ports must have depth and size to dock ships. The 5-unit well car, the industry standard, appeared for the first time in Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.

Intermodal freight transport is used to plan the route and carry out the shipping service from the manufacturer to the door of the recipient. Theft of material and damage to wooden crates convinced the army that steel containers were needed.

Keppel Container Terminal in Singapore During the first 20 years of containerization, many container sizes and corner fittings were used; there were dozens of incompatible container systems in the United States alone.

Vessels purpose-built to carry containers were used between UK and Netherlands and also in Denmark in The first major shipment of CONEXes, containing engineering supplies and spare parts, was made by rail from the Columbus General Depot in Georgia to the Port of San Franciscothen by ship to Yokohama, Japan, and then to Korea, in late ; shipment times were almost halved.

When acting as a contract carrier, not subject to STB economic regulations. The considerations governing preparation and storage of the cargo in these containers are no longer applicable to other methods of cargo transport.This expanded and revised fourth edition of The Geography of Transport Systems provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field with a broad overview of its concepts, methods and areas of application.

Aimed mainly at an undergraduate audience, it provides an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation and focuses on how the mobility of passengers and freight is linked. Containerization is a system of freight transport based on a range of steel containers ("shipping containers", "ISO containers" etc.).

Containers are built to standardized sizes. They can be loaded and unloaded, stacked, transported over long distances. They can be transferred from one mode of transport to another—ships, rail and semi-trailer trucks—without being opened.

Thus, containerization is a process of transportation of general cargo (resources and products that are transported in the packaging) in the special metal containers.

According to Rodrigue and Notteboom, commodities are consumable resources that have no qualitative differentiation (Rodrigue & .Apr 05,  · Containerization is the increased and pdf use of the standardized container to facilitate freight transportation.

This mode of transportation has enhanced intermodal transportation where the transport equipment is transferable to all forms of transport with the exception of pipeline transport.Nov 03,  · It is hard to imagine life in the s. Many things have changed in every aspect of life, not restricted to transportation.

One area that is especially interesting related to transportation is the development of containerization and the idea of intermodal transportation.Nov 03,  · It ebook hard to imagine life in the s.

Many things have changed in every aspect of life, not restricted to transportation.

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One area that is especially interesting related to transportation is the development of containerization and the idea of intermodal transportation.