A STUDY OF INTERMODAL CONTAINER SAFETY

As a result of the International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC), in 1972, the U.S. Coast Guard, which will be responsible for implementing and monitoring a rational and effective program in the United States when the Convention becomes international law, has undertaken through this study to investigate the existing levels of safety to humans and property engaged in the multimodal transport of containerized cargo. A major conclusion is that the excellent safety record heretofore enjoyed by the container industry is continuing throughout the increasing development of containerization. The commercial environment to which containers are exposed is investigated in terms of the sea, highway and rail transport modes as well as the various handling modes within and between terminals to determine if damages which are sustained by containers substantially affect their structural integrity on either an immediate or long-term basis.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cushing (C.R.) and Co., Inc.

    New York, NY  United States 

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Cushing, C R
    • Higgins, M L
    • Kimball, P B
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 262 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., USCG-D-22-76
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-42356-A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM