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Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000$
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Gordon Boyce and Richard Gorski

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780973007329

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973007329.001.0001

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Ship Agents in the Twentieth Century

Ship Agents in the Twentieth Century

(p.5) Ship Agents in the Twentieth Century
Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000

Michael B. Miller

Liverpool University Press

The histories of the Paul Günther firm and the Internationale Crediet- en Handels-Vereeniging “Rotterdam,” commonly known as “Internatio,” are instructive for thinking about the place and fate of ship agents in the twentieth century. The development of these two enterprises illuminates three themes: the varieties in the structures or kinds of ship agencies; the central role of ship agents in the maritime networks that moved people and goods around the world; and the alteration of that role and its business culture after decolonization and the container revolution....

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