THE STATE OF CONTAINERIZATION, PART I: CONTAINER MOVEMENTS THROUGH WORLD PORTS

In the tables, statistics are reported, relating to container movements in 103 ports, world-wide. Total of 122 ports were asked for information; 92 of them replied; of the remaining thirty, eleven could be listed, as information was available for other sources. Among the "no-shows" are the ports in Soviet Russia and all other Comecon countries; Africa (with the exception of the Republic of South Africa); India; and Korea; in Latin America, Argentina and Brazil ignored the requests for information. In Western Europe, Manchester, Edinburgh, Stockholm, Malmo and Genoa are among those which failed to reply. Comparing the reported container tonnages for 1972 with those in 1973, an increase of 34 percent can be found with regard to the containerization of overseas freight. In arriving at this figure, those ports were not included which showed tonnages for 1972 only. The best testimony of this development is the fact that the huge investments in containerization will continue, at least until the end of this decade. Proof is being furnished by the ports of the U.S. and Canada, with construction of container handling facilities remaining there, at least for three to five years, the largest single cost item on the list of improvements and expansion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part II: See MRIS Accession No. M04-071999.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Intermodal World

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  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • Accession Number: 00072000
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Flexi-Van Corporation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Spec. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM