This report discusses the desirability of an integrated transport system for a through service of shipments between points in the U.S. and other countries, a single bill of lading, and a single-factor through rates. Discussion is confined to what Congress, the U.S. carriers, and others involved in the export-import trade can do to establish through arrangements between U.S. cities and overseas ports. It is recommended that all modes of transport serving the U.S. should, either voluntarily or if necessary by legislative requirement, issue uniform through export bills of lading, and that legislation be passed to enable the publishing of single-factor through rates which include U.S. inland charges, U.S. port charges, steamship charges to overseas ports, and insurance. Other suggestions for developing an integrated transportation system are made including a detailed discussion of container cargo and the need to streamline container shipping regulations.

  • 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-P.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1963-2-11

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026622
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Draft Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1973 12:00AM