The article is a report on a conference on "Packages, Pallets and Containers in International Trade" held by the Institute of Materials Handling in London in Nobember 1973. Difficulties arise from poor packing, careless handling and stacking, cargo sweat, leaks, infestation and contamination of food by fumigants. Variable lengths, heights and strengths of the floors of road vehicles also pose problems whilst for many purposes special containers (e.g. with fully folding sides or refrigeration) are necessary. Economic constraints arise from loss of pallets, difficulties in using container space efficiently and inflexible freight rates. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Business Press Limited

    33-39 Bowling Green Lane
    London EC19 1AH,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Accession Number: 00096681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM