THE EMERGENCE OF LOW COST CONTAINER MANUFACTURERS

Non traditional, low-cost container manufacturers already account for a surprisingly large proportion of world container output. With capacity development continuing within low cost areas, particularly in Brazil, India, China, etc. the impact of these emergent producers, primarily within the steel dry van container sector of the market, will be progressively evident. Some degree of contraction within established manufacturing areas--in Western Europe, the Far East, etc.--is virtually inevitable--particularly in light of the relatively poor container demand prospects forecast in the medium term period to 1985. From an analysis and assessment of the potential interaction of various supply and demand factors--available capacity, production costs, container price developments, the vector of emergent demand, etc.--the competitivity of discrete container producing areas is weighed, conclusions being reached as to future changes in the volumes, and type of container produced, together with associated priced developments.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From Container Surveys 1980/81.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems Publications Limited

    McMillan House, 54 Cheam Common Road
    Worchester Park, Surrey KT4 8RJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00324730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM