Sample transportation charges with and without inland freight consolidation are reported. Three major conclusions are drawn: 1) freight containerization may reduce the transportation charge for the inland U.S. portion of export and import movements and lead to a substantial economy, but it increases the ocean transportation charges: 2) economic feasibility is influenced by shipment size (full-load or split-load) and by minimal distance hauls; 3) due to the ocean surcharge on containerization, it is cheaper to unpack a container on U.S. pier and ship the freight to Europe in break-bulk form. A future work program on integrated land-sea transportation between the U.S. and northeast Europe is proposed.

  • 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-S.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1962-7-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026482
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM