BENTLEY CHARGES ARCHAIC LAWS SHORTCHANGING U.S. VAN CONCEPT

This country is not realizing the true benefits from the container concept it invented because of regulatory red tape and laws designed for transportation of the past, Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Helen Delich Bentley has claimed. The drastic change in ocean transport from the age-old system of handling freight piece by piece to the use of truck-size containers is having impact far beyond anything dreamed of by those who were directly involved with its introduction. It would be difficult to find any element of the transportation industry that is not now party to one conflict or another in relation to legal issues arising from intermodalism. The industry's legal conflicts included the problems of ocean conferences over container revenue pools or intermodal rules; labor contract assessments relative to port trade; the equity or possible lack of it in dock labor agreements; the impact of new mini-land-bridge rates on port competition; and the legality of substitute services by containership operators.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Communication Channels, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Wood, V
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Accession Number: 00047537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM