With the great majority of the prime routes between developed market economies now effectively containerised considerable attention is currently being focussed on the potential for containerisation of a variety of smaller volume trades, in particular, those linking various LDC's--in South America, Africa, the Far East, etc.--with North America, Western Europe, Japan, etc. Containerised cargo movements on such routes--via semi-containership/ Ro-Ro-/multi-purpose tonnage--have increased fairly steadily over the past decade, the major constraint to more rapid growth--and, arguably, the introduction of full-blooded fully cellular container services--being the physical inability of ports and inland transport infrastructures to handle large-volume container movements. The study appraises the various factors impinging on containerised trade growth potential country-by-country, analysing the past and potential development of unitized trade, the ship-types employed, port and terminal developments, transport infrastructures, etc. in an attempt to identify and quantify the longer-term prospects for trade growth.

  • 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: 00324731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM