Empty Container Logistics

  • Jakov Karmelić
  • Čedomir Dundović
  • Ines Kolanović
Keywords: empty containers, logistics, imbalance, repositioning


Within the whole world container traffic, the largest share of containers is in the status of repositioning. Container repositioning results from the need for harmonization between the point of empty container accumulation and the point of demand, and waiting time for the availability of the first next transport of cargo. This status of containers on the container market is the consequence of imbalances in the worldwide trade distribution on most important shipping routes. The need for fast and effective reallocation of empty containers causes high costs and often represents an obstacle affecting the efficiency of port container terminals and inland carriers.In accordance with the above issue, this paper is mainly focused on the analysis of the data concerning global container capacities and the roots of container equipment imbalances, with the aim of determining the importance of empty container management and the need for empty container micro-logistic planning at the spread port area.


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How to Cite
Karmelić J, Dundović Č, Kolanović I. Empty Container Logistics. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024May19];24(3):223-30. Available from: https://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/315

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