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Table 5 Comparison of container sharing and non-sharing

From: Optimization of multi- period empty container repositioning and renting in CHINA RAILWAY Express based on container sharing strategy

  Container sharing Container not shared Reduction rate
Total cost (USD) 97,445,727.35 99,895,784.1 2.45%
Transportation cost (USD) 63,331,945.35 69,188,951 8.47%
Rental cost (USD) 21,966,188.3 13,225,838 −66.09%
Storage cost (USD) 12,147,593.7 17,480,995 30.51%
Average empty container stock per station per week (FEU) 263.3 346.6 24.03%