This book, first published in 1971, was the first comprehensive study based upon experience gained by operators and users of containers, both inland and for overseas trade. The book is concerned with the technical innovation of container use, the economics of their usage, the influence of government on distribution and transport, and on port development.
1. General Introduction to Containerisation and the Book’s Purpose 2. The Concept of Distributive Systems 3. The Effect of Containerisation on Ports and Shipping 4. Implications of Overseas Containerisation for Importers and Exporters 5. The Inland Container Transport System 6. Competition in Inland Transport 7. The Use Made by Firms of Inland Container Transport 8. The Present and Future of Inland Container Transport 9. Container Transport and Planning