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Title:Container Flows in World Trade, U.S. Waterborne Commerce and Rail Shipments in North American Markets
Authors:William W. Wilson and Douglas Benson
Publication Date:Jan 2009
Report #:DP-203
TRID #:01472466
Keywords:commodity flow, containerization, containers, container traffic, exports, imports, international trade, ports, railroad transportation, shipments, water transportation
Type:Research Report – Department Publications



The analysis describes world trade in containers by country, through time, by importers and exporters, and by port areas. In addition, it includes an analysis of containerization of cargo. Specifically, we used the data to analyze the extent that cargos that traditionally were shipped in bulk, have become to be shipped in containers. We refer to this as containerization. This report also shows the results of an analysis of U.S. container movements by rail.

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