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Improving logistics management using foldable/collapsible containers: A case study


Bandara, YM and Garaniya, V and Chin, C and Leong, ZH, Improving logistics management using foldable/collapsible containers: A case study, The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 31, (1) pp. 161-185. ISSN 2092-5212 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2015.03.007


Foldable containers have the potential to enhance the cost efficiency of the logistics industry and improve the problem of space allocation at seaports. Using primary and secondary data sources the pros and cons of using foldable containers as compared to standard containers are identified, and it is shown that a port can gain cost efficiencies by using foldable containers. A simulation for the Port of Melbourne (Australia) demonstrates that using foldable containers would reduce the projected total number of containers handled by the port in 2035 from 7.057 million to 5.817 million, with an 80% decrease in the number of empty containers. Foldable containers can therefore have a significant impact on the reformation of the transport and logistics systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Containerization, Foldable Container, Standard Container, Loading Centres, Space Constraints, Logistics
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bandara, YM (Mr Yapa Bandara)
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Associate Professor Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Chin, C (Dr Chris Chin)
UTAS Author:Leong, ZH (Mr Zhi Leong)
ID Code:99770
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-04-08
Last Modified:2018-03-15
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