BY LAND AND SEA-CERTIFIED CONTAINERS

WITH SURPRISING SWIFTNESS, SOME OF THE MOST OPTIMISTIC PREDICTIONS ABOUT CONTAINERIZATION'S IMPACT ARE BECOMING REALITIES. ON THE HEAVILY-TRAFFICKED NORTH ATLANTIC TRADE ROUTES 50 PERCENT OF NON-BULK CARGOS ARE NOW CONTAINERIZED VERSUS LESS THAN 25 PERCENT FIVE YEARS AGO. THE SHIP IS NO LONGER A PORT-TO-PORT DELIVERER OF CARGO; RATHER, IT IS THE KEY LINK IN A LAND-WATER-LAND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM- A SYSTEM DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE ROAD, RAIL AND OCEAN TRANSPORT INTO A SMOOTH FLOW OF GIANT BLOCKS OF CARGO. IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD, THE MARITIME INDUSTRY HAS HAD TO CAREFULLY RECONSIDER THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS METHODS TO USE IN COOPERATING WITH TRUCK AND RAILROAD OPERATORS. THE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OF THE AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING FOR CONTAINERS CARRIED ABOARD SHIPS IS DESCRIBED. THIS PROGRAM CENTERS ON TESTING A PROTOTYPE AND ESTABLISHING THAT THE MANUFACTURING PLANT'S QUALITY CONTROL TECHNIQUES CAN CONSISTENTLY PRODUCE PRODUCTION LINE CONTAINERS EQUAL IN QUALITY TO THE APPROVED PROTOTYPE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 4, No 2, PP 2-9
  • Corporate Authors:

    Surveyor, London /UK

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  • Publication Date: 1970-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201884
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1970 12:00AM