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Marad named two committees: *Standards for container sizes *Study container construction
Marad's committee meetings: *Containers should be no more than 8.5 ft. high, but could be less. *Length was deferred.
American Standards Association: *Materials Handling Sectional Committee (MH-5) *Adoption was optional.
MH-5's proposed dimensions were accepted: *12 & 24ft *17 & 35ft *20 & 40ft Marad changed it's mind about height: *Changed to 8ft
ASA dimension subcommittee: *Revisited the question of container length *10-20-40ft lengths were approved *27ft in the West *Container construction standards ALL sent for a vote in late 1959
10-20-30-40ft boxes were declared to be the only standard containers. *Federal Maritime Board - only these could receive construction subsidies.
International Organization for Standardization *Agreed to study containers *Establish world wide guidelines *ISO Technical Co. 104 (TC104)
Europe was allowing larger vehicles.
Compromise: *Smaller containers would be recognized as "Series 2" containers.
Series 2 & 10-20-30-40ft containers were formally adopted as ISO standards.
Marad continued developing standards after being asked by MH-5 to step away.
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