International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

BookInternational Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The Comparative Dimension

Research in Maritime History, 37


October 18th, 2017

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This book compiles seven essays concerning changes to merchant shipping over the hundred and fifty years between 1850 and 2000, and spanning a range of countries, with particular focus on Norway, Greece, Japan, and England. The essays are linked by the theme of change: from traditional to modern shipping; in fluctuating cargo demands; from sail to steam; wood to iron; in improvements in communication technologies; in political natures and affiliations; in seafaring skillsets; in the advent of containerisation and advent of globalisation. The overall aim is to construct a solid international context for the merchant shipping industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - primarily to aid a major Norwegian deep-sea merchant marine project. The book contains an introduction that sets out these aims, and seven essays by maritime historians which form part of the international contextual whole, though all can be approached individually.

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Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Copyright Page4
Table of Contents7
About the Editors9
Contributors' Notes10
"Growth, Diversification and Globalization: Main Trends in International Shipping since 1850"17
"Norwegian Shipping in the Twentieth Century"73
"The Greek Shipping Sector, c. 1850-2000"95
"A Guide to the Emergence of Japan's Modern Shipping Industries"121
"British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present"141
"North of England Shipowners and Their Business Connections in the Nineteenth Century"159
"Network Structures, Processes and Dynamics: Inter-firm Cooperative Frameworks in the Shipping Industry"181