Accession Number : AD0772618

Title :   Impact of Containerization on Strategic Planning.

Descriptive Note : Individual research rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Bing,Tom L.

Report Date : 08 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The paper examines the impact of the conversion of the US Merchant fleet from breakbulk to containerization on strategic mobility. Specific attention is devoted to the age of active US conventional shipping, the condition of the National Defense Reserve Fleet and to the type and quantity of shipping being built to replace aging ships. Also examined are the problems of port congestion, shortages of lighterage to support contingencies in damaged or undeveloped ports and the adequacy of materials handling equipment in the military inventory capable of transferring loads equal to containers. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Containerizing, *Merchant vessels, *Marine transportation, *Military strategy, Military requirements, Materials handling vehicles, Lighters(Boats), Harbors, Planning, Cargo ships, Construction, Logistics

Subject Categories : Containers and Packaging
      Marine Engineering
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE