CONTAINER FEEDER SYSTEMS

The transition to giant, fast, new containerships by the major shipping lines serving the principal North American trades has largely been completed. The containerships are being complemented by truck and railroad transportation to and from inland points and even across the continent in landbridge and semi-landbridge systems. As the containership and overland portions of the container system's structure mature, a third element of containerization is developing--the water feeder services that will carry cargo between third generation containerships and important ports that they do not serve on every voyage. The purpose of this article is to examine the legal and operational elements that encourage or constrain the development of water feeder systems and the present and likely development of feedership systems to ports in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean Sea.

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    Jefferson Law Book Company

    2100 Huntingdon Avenue
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21211
  • Authors:
    • Schmeltzer, E
    • Sheppard IV, E J
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Accession Number: 00043991
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM