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This programme is part of a "systems" case study in containerisation. Lyn Jones, Lecturer in Systems at the Open University, examines the question: "What determines which ports are a...llowed to build container berths?". He compares the Royal Docks in London with the container terminal at Tilbury. He interviewed Noel Ordman Assistant Director-General of the Port of London Authority, who explains why they containerised Tilbury. He also interviewed Kerry St. Johnston, Managing Director of Overseas Container Ltd., and asked him why his firm chose Tilbury for the Australian trade and a different port for the Far East trade. The programme illustrates some of the factors essential in decision making and why the decision to build a new container berth can no longer be made without committment from a shipping company, Lyn Jones puts all this in context using the systems diagram approach in the Course Unit.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: T241, Systems behaviour
Item code: T241; 01; 1978
First transmission date: 1978
Published: 1978
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Duration: 00:24:30
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Producer: David Jackson
Contributors: Kerry St. Johnston; Lyn Jones; Noel Ordman
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Container ports; Docking industry; Ports, sea; Royal Docks London; Tilbury Docks
Master spool number: 6HT/72651
Production number: FOU2651
Videofinder number: 505
Available to public: no