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An important factor affecting the development of the use of containers and of other improvements in maritime cargo transport systems is the nature and aims of the "conferences" or associations to which most liner operators belong. Conferences in general are discussed, and the particulars of containers, their rules, regulations and practices are presented. The conservative nature of conferences, and their domination by foreign flag operators, who have less to gain from the use of containers than do U.S. flag operators, discourages increases in container traffic and other system improvements. To bypass the inhibiting effects of the conferences it is recommended that U.S. flag operators be permitted to decide for themselves whether or not to join conferences, and that conference membership should not be a prerequisite in order to qualify for subsidy.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number AL-C-63428-6.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1963-2-14

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026672
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C-63428-6
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1973 12:00AM