The high economic benefits of container transportation are mainly reflected in the following aspects:
1. Simplify packaging and save a lot of packaging costs. In order to avoid damage to the goods in transit, it is necessary to have strong packaging, and the container itself is an excellent packaging because of its strong and sealed characteristics. The use of containers can simplify the packaging, and some even do not need packaging, so as to realize the non packaging transportation of general cargo, which can greatly save the packaging cost.
2. Reduce the loss of goods and improve the quality of freight. Because the container is a solid sealed box, the container itself is a solid package. After the goods are packed and lead sealed, there is no need to unpack the goods on the way. Even after long-distance transportation or multiple reloading, it is not easy to damage the goods in the box. The dynamic transportation of containers can reduce the loss and difference of goods caused by theft, dampness and pollution, which is welcomed by shippers and shipping companies. Moreover, the reduction of the rate of loss and difference of goods reduces the waste of social wealth and has great social benefits.
3. Reduce the operating costs and transport costs. Because the loading and unloading of containers are basically not affected by bad weather, the non productive berthing time of ships is shortened, and because of the high loading and unloading efficiency, the loading and unloading time is shortened. For the shipping company, it can improve the navigation rate and reduce the shipping costs. For the port, it can improve the berth throughput, Increase revenue.