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What are the factors that limit the use of containers in transport?

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Factors that limit use of containers include;

  • Containers are expensive
  • Special vehicles to transport containers are very expensive
  • Special loading and offloading equipment required is expensive
  • Container vessels required special special terminus
  • Special goods require special containers like milk
  • Containers are of standardized sizes therefore require special vessels to transport some goods of irregular shapes
  • Does not require small quantities because if they are less, they will be mixed up with other goods.