UNCTAD POINTS DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TOWARDS PORT FLEXIBILITY

With ship operators continuing to introduce container vessels into their cargo fleets, the problems faced by developing countries in trying to balance their often limited resources and unskilled workforce against the need to keep up with advanced technology are becoming more apparent. In the latest report by the Shipping Committee of UNCTAD, entitled: "Follow-up report on aspects of economic and social implications of international multimodal transport in developing countries", the difficulties are put forward in such a way as to suggest that the greatest benefits will be derived from the most flexible transport system; although the multipurpose shipping system answers this description, it is clear that there will be no simple panacea for the developing countries' maladies.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From UNCTAD Committee on Shipping, Ninth Session (Ref. TD/B/C.4/181).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

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  • Accession Number: 00308492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM