This thesis is a study of the freight container industry, a dominant participant in the international and intermodal trade. A brief history of containerization is followed by an enumeration of the types of containers in use, the international standards applied to them, and the construction and modification of container carriers, ports and exchange facilities and container handling equipment. The land bridge, an intermodal concept dependent on containers, is traced historically through geological, biological and commercial applications. Governments, private entrepreneurs, labor organizations, regulatory agencies and the military services are active in influencing the industry. The future growth and expansion is linked to the cooperation and initiative which can be generated among these diverse participants. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Walters, J S
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM