The Cost of Containment

 
 
By Elizabeth Bennett  |  Posted 2003-09-10
 
 
 
  • A "standard" shipping container is 8 feet wide, 8.5 feet high and 20 feet long.
  • It can hold as much as 19 tons of soft and hard goods.
  • Only about 2% of the containers that move through a port get screened. In Oakland, gamma ray scanners are used to boost that to 10%.

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