Containerization

Containerization 

-In 250 words answer question What advantages has containerization in maritime shipping brought ? Are there any parallels with the air freight industry ? You may find the video below of interest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHvz_qjRB4&feature=PlayList&p=EFCDF300DAAC704E&playnext=1&index=35 after question is answered Respond to 2 fellow classmates post 100 words each 1.Good Afternoon Class, This week’s topic on containerization in maritime shipping has brought many advantages to the transportation industry, some of which are parallel with the air freight industry. The main advantage that containerization in my experience that was brought to the transportation industry was standardization. Especially in the maritime shipping industry. Whether the container is twenty foot or forty foot container does not matter. The ability to consolidate shipments into a container and ship them via all modes of transportation was huge. By standardizing I am referring to the ability to procure the same type of material handling equipment at rail stations, seaports, airports and truck docks if needed. Yes, even certain airframes can handle a twenty foot and forty foot container. Specifically the Boeing 747 nose loader. Whether is multiple shipments from different shippers or a bulk shipment that fits inside a container, it is compatible. And, yes for those of you wondering if vehicles are shipped in the containers. The military utilizes both the twenty foot and forty foot containers quite a bit. The C-130, C-17, and C-5 aircraft are all rear loading airframes and have the capability to fit all the containers, and multiple of them. Well the C-130 pending the model might only be able to take one forty foot. The C-130H model has six 463L pallet positions, one of which is the ramp; the J model has eight 463L pallet positions, one of which is the ramp as well. The J model could take up to two forty foot containers. Added a little United States Air Force capability to this post as well with hopefully answering the initial requirement. Good luck in the final three weeks.