The study examines the extent to which containerization has spread, both geographically and in terms of commodities moving in containers. Penetration by U.S. carriers in the container market is explored and load factors on major trade routes are estimated. The relationship between load factor and unit cost is investigated and conclusions derived as to the competitive abilities of U.S. container carriers. Among the conclusions reached in the study are: Containerized service in international trade has grown about 140% from 1969 through 1972, with varying growth patterns in different areas and varying penetration in different commodities; containerization has a relatively lower penetration in Southern and Gulf Coast States, reflecting a potential market opportunity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point

    United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Kings Point, NY  United States  11024
  • Authors:
    • McCaul, J R
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 146 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NMRC-KP-109 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 1975 12:00AM