The proceedings of an international conference on the growth of containerization and its impact on the economies of developing countries. Contents of the full verbatim report include: The opening address: World trade, shipping and containerisation in the 1980's; Containerisation for the developing world-benefits and problems: the case of Brazil; International developments in multimodal transport and shipping; Funding new container systems-the finance of transportation projects in developing countries; The suitability of the containership for the carriage of primary products; Adapting a fleet to the box-In the context of changing trade patterns and trade environment and in relation to the developing world; Economic container handling-alternatives to the capital-intensive approach of the OECD countries; A container terminal and its role in a developing economy-transshipment and the concept of the "Free Zone"; China's container transport in international seaborne trade; The back-up facilities for containerisation-an important link in the system; The forwarders role in developing containerisation; The customs service-the problems of adapting it to containers; Dock labour and containerisation-the training of new skills; A shipper's perspective; and The future of containerisation.

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  • Publication Date: 1981

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  • Accession Number: 00330324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM