Shortcomings of containerization

  1. They are only suitable for transporting large volumes of commodities
  2. It contributes to unemployment since they are capital intensive (usage of machines).
  3. Not suitable for bulky goods which are of awkward or irregular shape.
  4. They require special handling equipment for loading and offloading
  5. They are not recommended to transport very fragile commodities
  6. They require big space for packaging and offloading.
  7. The cost of manufacturing containers is very high since they are made of expensive materials e.g. steel.



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