Container traffic throughout British ports during 1968 was over 50% higher than in 1967. During the year 548,000 loaded dry cargo containers were handled, compared with 362,000 in 1967. These figures relate to lift-on/lift-off services, which saw the greatest increase, but roll-on/ roll-off traffic also increased, from 228,396 units to 318,274 units. If all forms of unit transport are taken into account the number of units handled topped the 1 million mark for the first time--1,157,522 units in 1968 against 821,322 units in 1967. Excluded from the statistics are palletized units, packaged timber and heavy indivisible loads. The analysis covers numbers of units, main trades and main ports with this form of traffic, size of container, imbalance in movements, empty units, and average container loads and weight distribution of loaded containers.

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    Benn Brothers Marine Publications Limited

    Lyon Tower, 125 High Street, Colliers Wood
    London SW19 2JN,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Accession Number: 00007414
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 22 1973 12:00AM