Development of Containerization

Development of Containerization

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This book deals with the revolution of containerization, a breakthrough in maritime transport. Until World War II, maritime transport and transshipment of general cargo had been virtually unchanged for decades. Mechanization and the introduction of small unit loads improved productivity and working conditions in the shipping business. A real breakthrough came from outside the maritime sector railway and trucking companies launched the transportation of vehicle-sized loads.Malcom McLean, a trucking magnate who had acquired the Pan-Atlantic Steamship Corporation, envisaged land-sea-land services, door-to-door, with trailerTherefore, the 10, 20, 30 and 40-ft length standardization resulted in opposition from those shipping lines operating a ... These dimensions and weights were finally presented in ISO 668 and later amended with heights of 81/2 ft and 91/2 ft and an ... Upon the arrival of boxes for intermodal operations (as of the 19005), many operators of larger boxes were looking for ... Figure 66: Various types of handling fittings (CONEX, Dravo and Brown) Some early box operators even patented theiranbsp;...

Title:Development of Containerization
Author:Hans Johannes Cornelis Van Ham, J. C. van Ham, Joan Rijsenbrij
Publisher:IOS Press - 2012-11-01


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