SAMPLE TRANSPORTATION CHARGES WITH AND WITHOUT INLAND FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION
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.
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Little (Arthur D), IncorporatedAcorn Park
Cambridge, MA USA 02140
- Publication Date: 1962-7-10
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Containerization; Containerships; Economics; Freight handling
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo operations; Containerized cargo
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00026482
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM