This is a report on the second of a series of conferences involving ship operators, shippers, equipment manufacturers and concerned government agencies to discuss the present and future of specialized containers. The goal of the Maritime Administration in sponsoring such sessions is to increase the use of containerization and similar intermodal shipping systems in U.S. foreign trade. Tank containers offer the prospects for more economical shipment of certain commodities--such a liquor and fruit juice concentrates, eliminating unnecessary packaging and reducing losses from from damage or pilferage. There has been relatively small use of such containers which made up less than one percent of the U.S. container inventory at the time of the conference.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Murphy, E L
    • Heins, C P
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 83 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084736
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transport Ministry, West Germany
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM