Description : Many businesses in Wisconsin export their goods throughout the world. An efficient way of doing business internationally is through containerized shipments. This research discovered that Wisconsin's weight laws for transporting international containers (ICs) are stricter than in several bordering states. Through interviews with major shippers and stakeholders, and analysis of rail related waybill information, this report details some of the economic impacts of stricter weight limits for international container traffic in Wisconsin. After conducting research on current trends in international container shipping, this report analyzed container weight regulations in several states throughout the US, including Minnesota and Illinois. Through interviews with impacted businesses and stakeholders, the research team learned that transportation costs increase significantly for Wisconsin businesses as a result of the state's existing weight laws.
Description : This book deals with the revolution of containerization, a breakthrough in maritime transport. Until World War II, maritime transport and transshipment of general cargo had been virtually unchanged for decades. Mechanization and the introduction of small unit loads improved productivity and working conditions in the shipping business. A real breakthrough came from outside the maritime sector railway and trucking companies launched the transportation of vehicle-sized loads.Malcom McLean, a trucking magnate who had acquired the Pan-Atlantic Steamship Corporation, envisaged land-sea-land services, door-to-door, with trailer
Description : Get acquainted with the world of LXC About This Book Get the most practical and up-to-date resource on LXC and take full advantage of what Linux containers can offer in the day-to-day operations of large-scale applications Learn how to deploy and administer various workloads such as web applications inside LXC Save your organization time and money by building robust and secure containers and by speeding the deployment process of your software Who This Book Is For This book is for Linux engineers and software developers who are looking to deploy applications in a fast, secure, and scalable way for use in testing and production. What You Will Learn Deep dive into the foundations of Linux containers with kernel namespaces and cgroups Install, configure, and administer Linux containers with LXC and libvirt Begin writing applications using Python libvirt bindings Take an in-depth look at container networking Set up monitoring and security with LXC Build and deploy a highly available application with LXC in the cloud In Detail In recent years, containers have gained wide adoption by businesses running a variety of application loads. This became possible largely due to the advent of kernel namespaces and better resource management with control groups (cgroups). Linux containers (LXC) are a direct implementation of those kernel features that provide operating system level virtualization without the overhead of a hypervisor layer. This book starts by introducing the foundational concepts behind the implementation of LXC, then moves into the practical aspects of installing and configuring LXC containers. Moving on, you will explore container networking, security, and backups. You will also learn how to deploy LXC with technologies like Open Stack and Vagrant. By the end of the book, you will have a solid grasp of how LXC is implemented and how to run production applications in a highly available and scalable way. Style and approach A practical guide that introduces the core technologies behind Linux containers and provides a deep dive into installation, configuration, and operations of LXC.