The author traces the functions of trade and transport, the growth of world commerce and the corresponding need to cut the costs of transportation. A description of how this was achieved in the bulk trade, using bigger ships and specialised terminals, serves as an introduction to the chapters on the evolution of pallets and containers. Individual elements of the container concept are discussed. Questions of air, sea and surface transport, manpower and documentation are considered and the economics of containerisation are studied in depth.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hutchinson Benham Limited

    3 Fitzroy Square
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Vanlie, F
  • Publication Date: 1975


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 336 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM