The analysis indicates U.S. lessors own 43.6% of the world fleet of container TEU's as of January 1, 1980. In addition, the US controls 55% of the world total. However, US carriers own more than any other nation's shipping lines, lessors, forwarders and railways combined. The trend towards dominance by the steel box continues, with the aluminium-clad share falling from 30.9% of the fleet in May 1978, to 25.8% at the start of 1980. The move to high-cube boxes has slowed, with only 1.8% of the world fleet notified as being 9ft or over in height. The review also contains eight tables and three figures providing a breakdown of the world container fleet by category of owner and country, as well as by type, height, length and cladding material.

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    National Magazine House

    72 Broadwick Street
    London SW1V 2BP,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gibney, J C
    • Gibney, R F
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00319832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM