International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

The Comparative Dimension

Edited by Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange

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ISBN: 9780973893472

Publication: January 1, 2008

Series: Research in Maritime History 37

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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.

Table of Contents Contributors’ Notes / iii Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange, "Introduction" / vii Yrj� Kaukiainen, “Growth, Diversification and Globalization: Main Trends in International Shipping since 1850” / 1 Stig Tenold, “Norwegian Shipping in the Twentieth Century” / 57 Gelina Harlaftis, “The Greek Shipping Sector, c. 1850-2000” / 79 Peter N. Davies, “A Guide to the Emergence of Japan’s Modern Shipping Industries” / 105 Sarah Palmer, “British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present” / 125 Graeme J. Milne, “North of England Shipowners and Their Business Connections in the Nineteenth Century” / 143 Gordon Boyce, “Network Structures, Processes and Dynamics: Inter-firm Cooperative Frameworks in the Shipping Industry” / 165

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

178 Pages

ISBN: 9780973893472

Publication: January 1, 2008

Series: Research in Maritime History 37

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