Accession Number:

ADA021928

Title:

A Study of Intermodal Container Safety.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CUSHING (C R) AND CO INC NEW YORK

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

As a result of the International Convention for Safe Containers CSC, in 1972, the U.S. Coast Guard, which will be responsible for implementing and monitoring a rational and effective program in the United States when the Convention becomes international law, has undertaken through this study to investigate the existing levels of safety to humans and property engaged in the multimodal transport of containerized cargo. A major conclusion is that the excellent safety record heretofore enjoyed by the container industry is continuing throughout the increasing development of containerization. The commercial environment to which containers are exposed is investigated in terms of the sea, highway and rail transport modes as well as the various handling modes within and between terminals to determine if damages which are sustained by containers substantially affect their structural integrity on either an immediate or long-term basis.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE