TRANSPORTATION MODAL INTERFACES

THE USE OF UNITIZED CARGOES (CONTAINERIZATION) HAS FACILITATED THE INTERMODAL EXCHANGE OF OVERSEAS CARGOES AND GIVES PROMISE OF A COORDINATED LAND AND SEA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. A NUMBER OF PROBLEMS, HOWEVER, STILL EXIST SUCH AS (1) COMPATIBILITY OF CONTAINERS, (2) INVOLVEMENT OF STEAMSHIP OPERATORS IN LAND TRANSPORT, (3) NEW DESIGNS OF TERMINALS AND SHIPS, (4) THE NECESSITY FOR SIMPLIFIED DOCUMENTATION FOR BILLS OF LADING, INSURANCE, AND CUSTOMS PAPERS. MANY BENEFITS, WHICH WILL ACCRUE FROM CONTAINERIZATION, INCLUDE: (1) LOWER FREIGHT RATES, (2) ACCELERATION OF DELIVERY TIMES, AND (3) LESS PILFERAGE. OTHER ECONOMIC BENEFITS ARE EXPECTED FROM CONTAINERIZATION. FOR EXAMPLE, IT CAN TIP THE SCALE IN FAVOR OF COMPETITIVENESS FOR PRODUCTS THAT ARE MARGINAL SUCH AS FUELS, ORES, AND GRAINS, AND INCREASE THE EXPORT OF MANY PRODUCTS SUCH AS CANNED PINEAPPLE, HOSPITAL FURNITURE, CAKE AND PANCAKE MIXES, LUGGAGE TO NAME A FEW.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 2, No 2, PP 339-352, 2 TAB, 15 REF
  • Authors:
    • Lewis, E V
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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  • Accession Number: 00200212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1994 12:00AM