MARKET ENVIRONMENT AND CONTAINER SYSTEM PRODUCTIVITY
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.
National Maritime Research Center, Kings PointUnited States Merchant Marine Academy
Kings Point, NY USA 11024
- McCaul, J R
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 146 p.
- TRT Terms: Commodities; Common carriers; Containerization; Containers; Costs; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Intermodal services; International trade; Load factor; Market surveys; Marketing; Shipments; Traffic forecasting; Unit costs; Unitized cargo; Water transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo movements; Commodity shipments; Containerizing; Unitizing
- Subject Areas: Economics; Finance; Freight Transportation; Highways; Marine Transportation; Railroads; Society;
- 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