CONTAINERIZATION IN TRANSPORTING AGRICULTURAL PERISHABLES

CONTAINERIZATION SEEMS TO HAVE GENERATED RENEWED INTEREST, INVESTMENT, ENTHUSIASM AND ACTIVITY IN FREIGHT TRANSPORT BECAUSE IT OFFERS EFFICIENCY, A BETTER TRANSPORT JOB, IN TERMS OF LOWER COST, LESS PRODUCT LOSSES, AND MORE RAPID MOVEMENT. RESEARCH ON THE CONTAINERIZED MOVEMENTS OF PERISHABLES IS REPORTED. PIGGYBACK-CONTAINERIZATION MOVEMENTS OF PERISHABLES OFFER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE THE TRANSPORT OF FARM PERISHABLES FROM FARM TO MARKET AND FROM PROCESSING PLANTS TO CONSUMER OUTLETS. THIS TYPE OF TRANSPORT SERVICE HAS GROWN RAPIDLY IN THE PAST FEW YEARS AND SHOULD HAVE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN THE NEAR FUTURE. BETTER DATA IS NEEDED TO MEASURE ACCURATELY THE SIZE OF ITS RECENT GROWTH AND TO MAKE MEANINGFUL ESTIMATES OF ITS FUTURE ROLE IN TRANSPORTING AGRICULTURAL PERISHABLES. TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED FOR CONTAINERIZATION TO CONTRIBUTE ITS FULL BENEFIT TO PERISHABLES TRANSPORT.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 54-59
  • Monograph Title: Piggyback
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1994 12:00AM