MARKETING ASPECTS OF CONTAINER TRAFFIC

CONTAINERS, ALTHOUGH WELCOMED BY THE AIR FREIGHT INDUSTRY, HAVE BEEN RECEIVED WITH SOMETHING LESS THAN ENTHUSIASM BY THE USER. ALTHOUGH THE ADVANTAGES OF CONTAINERS TO THE AIR FREIGHTER ARE REAL, THOSE QUOTED TO THE USER ARE FREQUENTLY NONEXISTANT. THE SOLE REAL BENEFIT, NAMELY, REDUCED COST, MUST BE PASSED ON TO THE USER. COSTS MAY BE CUT WHEN CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IS AT DESTINATION RATHER THAN AT THE PORT OF ENTRY AND CONTAINERS HAVE INTERMODAL CAPABILITY. FURTHER, AIRLINES MUST CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDES AND RULINGS AND OFFER PRICE INCENTIVES FOR REDUCTIONS IN THE NUMBER OF PIECES SHIPPED AND THE USE OF STANDARD CONTAINERS. PRESENT PERFERENTIAL COMMODITY RATES MUST BE SCRAPPED. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Euromoney Publications

    Nestor House, 4 Playhouse Yard
    London,   United Kingdom  EC4V 5EX
  • Authors:
    • Van Reeken, J G
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Sae Journal, Soc Automotive Engr
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 1970 12:00AM