TEN YEARS ON: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE IDEA OF CONTAINER POOLS?
When the editors were considering what items to publish in this issue under the "Ten Years On" slot the article now reproduced below from the November 1967 issue of Containerisation International stood out. Virtually no progress has been made in the field of container pools since this plea was made by Michael Kluge in 1967, then president of Integrated Container Service, New York. Pools seem to make sense for airline equipment generally, railway boxcars in the US, pallets in many countries, but evidently not for containers. Shipping lines are deluding themselves if they think that different colored boxes with pretty marketing logos really offer freight leverage. Shippers want the lowest rates obtainable from regular and reliable services. The savings that would accrue from having a one-color, anonymous world container fleet could do something for lower freight rates. The economies that could be achieved through the establishing of an international container pool would be very significant, saving the industry tens of millions of dollars a year. Again, such savings could be passed on to the shipper.
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- Kluge, M
- Publication Date: 1977-11
- Pagination: p. 53
- TRT Terms: Car pooling (Railroads); Container handling; Container utilization; Containers
- Old TRIS Terms: Container interchange; Container pooling
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00170919
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Containerisation International
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM