The starting point was the limited number of basic facts available in the few worthwhile studies that have been made. Because of the specialized or limited objectives of those studies, their data have been largely ignored as irrelevant or have been misinterpreted by less sophisticated students of the industry. Flexi-Van analyzed this limited data, unearthed acceptable formulas to convert the seemingly irrelevant facts into such industry standards as 20-foot equivalents (TFEs), annual container voyages, etc. And, finally, measured the results against current statistics gathered specifically for the purpose in personal interviews around the world. The result is the report on "The Marine Container Industry 1972-75". While it cannot be said that it is comprehensive, it is the first "state of the art" study developed solely as a logical progression using documented fact. In addition, Flexi-Van has commissioned a prominent international research organization to undertake an independent and truly comprehensive world-wide survey and analysis of every aspect of the container industry. To encourage full disclosure by industry members, statistics furnished by individual companies will be handled on a completely confidential basis by the researchers and will not be available to anyone, including the project's sponsor. Upon completion the report will be published and made available to all interested parties. Meanwhile this interim report should prove enlightening and encouraging to the industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gilbert Flexi-Van Incorporated

  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047667
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Gilbert Flexi-Van Incorporated
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1976 12:00AM