The most important development in liner shipping in the past decade was the growth of cargo unitization in the deep-sea trades. Containerisation, etc., has had wide repercussions, not only in terms of port facilities and cargo handling but also in the structure of competition within the general cargo market. The development of unitized cargo techniques are traced in the report, which also looks at the economic advantages of the system compared to conventional "break-bulk" handling. The structure of the market is analysed, a distinction being made between cellular container, barge-carrying, roll-on-roll-off and other ship types developed to handle unitized cargo. Conclusions are reached about the future development of these trades particularly their impact on conventional shipping. Other subjects include likely port developments and the operations of container consortia.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00126046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NO. 27
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM