Although the major causes of delays of the inland transportation of containers are incurred due to factors other than documentation, combined transport operators and governments are aware of a necessity to streamline container documentation practices. Documentation is necessary in order to convey important information concerning the contents of the container. A resolution has been promulgated by the Economic Commission for Europe which suggests that governments accept the use of container manifests by customs officials for customs purposes provided that the manifests contain the minimum required information. Attempts have been made to standardize container manifests but have met with little success. Up to this point the combined transport operators have been allowed a free hand in tailoring their own documentation practices. The article goes on to state that conventional systems of mailing or cabling recorded information are in the transitional stage and that an electronic means of information transfer is coming into wider use.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Engineering, Chemical and Marine Press, Limited

    IPC Business Press Ltd, 33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC1P 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-9-17

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  • Accession Number: 00028759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1973 12:00AM