ISO CONTAINER: FRIEND OR FOE?

Standard sizes for containers and pallets could lead to a truly intermodal freight distribution system, with rail taking its rightful place as the prime long-haul land carrier. But it has not worked this way. European railways remain firmly opposed to the 1100 mm pallet, which is ideally-dimensioned for ISO Series 1 containers and increasingly used elsewhere, preferring the UIC 1200 mm pool pallet, which is tailored to the width of European wagons.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

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  • Accession Number: 00183606
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1978 12:00AM