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

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posted on 2023-05-18, 09:11 authored by Bandara, YM, Vikrambhai GaraniyaVikrambhai Garaniya, Christopher ChinChristopher Chin, Leong, ZH
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.


Publication title

The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics








Australian Maritime College


Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics

Place of publication

Republic of Korea

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Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Repository Status

  • Open

Socio-economic Objectives

Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified