A STUDY OF THE ECONOMIC INFLUENCE OF CONTAINERIZATION ON TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
This report of the 21st Round Table on Transport Economics by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport examines why the "container revolution' has progressed at a pace far slower than expected, both in maritime operations and in the inland operations of the railways. While it is directed primarily at inland movements, both phases must be considered. While the containers is no universal panacea, the Round Table points out it offers new opportunities and can be applied successfully with strict managerial concentration on marketing, tight control of performance, and effective asset management. Internal and international containerization need government support intially to assure collaboration of all the participants and to provide an ongoing atmosphere of international economic cooperation.
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- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 77 p.
- TRT Terms: Containerization; Economic development; Economics; Intermodal transportation; International trade; Railroads; Transportation
- Geographic Terms: Europe
- Subject Areas: Economics; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00082173
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: #22
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1976 12:00AM