ICB MEETING ON JUNE 30, 1961, PART 1. INTERNATIONAL INTERCHANGE OF DEMOUNTABLE VAN CONTAINERS, PART 2

This two part report deals with: 1) the International Container Bureau Meeting and the follow-up work performed; and 2) the results of a brief study of European conditions for the interchange of marine van containers. Conclusions reached in the first portion are that though conditions favorable to the acceptance of large sized containers are being created by the increased intra-European trade, shipments per unit are still smaller than the U.S. average; and the French National Railroads in particular object to increased container sizes primarily because of small clearance profiles. The results of the study cited in the second portion of this report indicate that physical conditions in the highway and railroad systems of continental Europe do not limit the normal movement of 8 times 8 times 20 foot demountable van containers. Generally, European business organizations and marketing practices have not yet fully adopted mass distribution techniques. The port of Antwerp appears most favorable for the introduction of a new container operation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number L-5-I.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02140
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: L-5-I
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM