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International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesThe Comparative Dimension$
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Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893472

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893472.001.0001

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British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present

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(p.125) British Shipping from the Late Nineteenth Century to the Present
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International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
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Sarah Palmer

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780973893472.003.0005

This essay charts the considerable decline of the British shipping industry in the twentieth century. Sarah Palmer demonstrates that growing distance between shipowners and shipbuilders; tremendous decline in liner shipping; unwillingness to innovate; and inconsistent policies established by the government that played significant roles in the decline from the turn of the century’s forty percent global tonnage rates to the meagre three percent reported in 2007.

Keywords:   British Shipowners, British Shipbuilding, Liner Shipping, British Maritime League, British Merchant Fleet

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