CONTAINER TRAFFIC DEVELOPMENT AND HOW TO INCREASE TRAFFIC EFFECTIVENESS

O RAZVITII CONTEINERN-1KH PEREVOZOK I POVYSHENII IKH EFFEKTIVNOSTI

A statistical summary is provided of the USSR railroad containerization system and recommendations are given on how to make it more effective. It is noted that there is a loss in capacity from using large-tonnage containers rather than box cars, but that this loss is compensated for by the benefits obtained from the improved safekeeping of loads and the higher productivity of loading operations. The article includes a proposal to manufacture, in the 5-year period 1981-85, new medium and large containers in which capacity will be increased by making the containers higher than previous ones. The article also covers such topics as the need for improved draft gear for the extra-length flat cars used to transport containers; the potential for increasing the number of containers per flat car; the improved handling of containers in facilities; and the improved communications systems needed for such facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Abstract only available in English. Original document, untranslated as of March 1981, can be seen for reference purposes. (Contact Technology Planning Officer at FRA/OR & D)
  • Corporate Authors:

    All-Union Scientific Res Inst of Railroad Transp

    3-aya Mytishchinskaya Ulitsa 10
    Moscow I-164,   USSR 
  • Authors:
    • Kogan, L A
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • Russian

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.
  • Serial:
    • Vestnik VNIIZT
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: All-Union Scientific Res Inst of Railroad Transp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM