Source: Cost of Operations and Time for Shipping a 40' Container; in
APEC's Congestion Points Study, Phase III, Best Practices Manual and
Technical Report, Volume 2 Sea Transport, Feb. 1997, p. 105.
Time and Cost of Transport Activities Involving Moving a 40 Foot
Container between the American East Coast and Western Europe
Moving a standard 40 foot container involves a set of cost or time
intensive shipment, transshipment and warehousing activities. The most
time and cost intensive activity involves containership travel and both
the loading and unloading are relatively expensive.