This work deals in some detail with the various technical factors which affect goods movement under the headings: goods and unit loads, the imfrastructure, means of transport, cargo handling equipment and the lay out of the places of transhipment. A particularly detailed description is given of the various types of load. The unicube system of cargo handling, where loads are measured in terms of a unit cube and cargo space and handling equipment allotted accordingly is explained. Transport is discussed from the point of view of changes of scale and specialization and developments in sea, air, rail, road, and inland water transport. The likely future developments in goods movements are examined. The main conclusions of the paper are that (1) man will be less involved in the physical labour of goods transport but more as a planner or an operations should be optimized as a complete system (3) this method will also be more efficient, and (4) data control is essential for goods movement. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Central Office
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM