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LOGISTICS CHARACTERISTICS OF GOODS AND CONTAINERIZATION LEVEL

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2019.9(3).09


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Author(s)

Marinko Maslarić - University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia -

Svetlana Nikoličić - University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia -

Sanja Bojić - University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Serbia -

Borna Debelić - University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia -

Siniša Vilke - University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Croatia -


Abstract

The phenomenon of containerization is a well-researched theme. However, these researches are mainly in the context of new technical and technological issues and challenges, necessary for the realization of such a transport technology, as well as the dynamics of containerization and contemporary business models. The investigation of cargo being carried by containers appears to be underrepresented, which can be a result of thinking that container represents the transport unit (box) that replaces a large number of smaller packages so it is primarily intended for general cargo. Containers could be used for the transport of a large number of different types of goods, and types of packages, whether the level of containerization of particular goods depends on several factors. This paper aims at analyzing these factors in containerized level. It also looks at developing a special diagram showing the compatibility between the particular freight and container types. This paper will demonstrate how this diagram could be used in a simple way in finding which types of container are suitable for specific types of commodity.


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Acknowledgements:

The realization of this paper has been supported by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development program through projects TR 36030 and TR 36007, as well as through project DTP1-050-3.1: “Regional and Transport Development in the Danube-Black Sea Region towards the Transnational Multiport Gateway Region (DBS Gateway Region)” supported by Danube Transnational Programme.


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