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Global MarketsThe Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850$
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David J Starkey and Gelina Harlaftis

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128848

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.001.0001

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The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Globalization: Some Technological Considerations

The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Globalization: Some Technological Considerations

(p.217) The Nineteenth-Century Roots of Globalization: Some Technological Considerations
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Adrian Jarvis

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the significance of technological developments within the shipping industry, and how they enabled the internationalisation of the industry. Topics covered include refrigerated shipping, telegraphs, wireless communication, grain-handling facilities, and port-related developments (with particular focus on the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board of Liverpool.) The author concludes by asserting the cumulative nature of technological development pushed the industry forward and enabled economic growth.

Keywords:   Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Telecommunications, British Shipping, Maritime Liverpool, Modern Shipping Technology, Refrigerated Shipping

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