A study of straddle carriers was conducted at five ports during 1970-71, and involved a total of thirty-four machines. Data on the performance and cost of carriers at each port were obtained for a minimum period of six months and, where possible, for a full year's operation. The total container throughput at each port was also obtained so that a cost per container handled could be calculated. A major problem encountered in the study was the difficulty in obtaining information in a sufficiently detailed form to be meaningful. This made it necessary for data to be laboriously extracted from records, often themselves inadequate. Much of the information was obtained on a confidential basis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Ports Council

    1-19 New Oxford Street
    London WC1A 1DZ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Daly, H
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

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  • Accession Number: 00043727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Ports Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1976 12:00AM