The world of transport has undergone important changes in the last decade. The following three large trends have given rise to this evaluation: the development of market research, the concept of physical distribution and the appearance of the large container. After eight years of trial and error and of experimenting, the European railways have now arrived at a decisive turning-point. They can either restrict themselves essentially to acquiring previously containerised sea traffic, as has generally been the case so far, or they can also seek to develop containerisation at continental level. However, with this second option, a genuine desire of the railways to go in this direction is an indispensable condition.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Welters, HWH
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Accession Number: 00099823
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM