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British Shipping and World Competition$
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S G Sturmey

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497322

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.001.0001

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Economics of Shipping Enterprises

Economics of Shipping Enterprises

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(p.197) Chapter 10 Economics of Shipping Enterprises1
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British Shipping and World Competition
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S.G. Sturmey

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0010

This chapter explores the economics of British shipping enterprises in relation to the necessary factors for economic expansion. It examines the economics of different ship types - cargo liners, passenger liners, tramps, and tankers - their cost structures; profitability; vessel technology; and ability to attract and retain both capital and labour. It concludes with predictions for post-1960 shipping economics, and suggests that smaller companies would be more likely to suffer from stunted fleet growth than larger, established companies.

Keywords:   British Liner Shipping, British Tramps, British Tankers, Modern Shipping Technology, Suez Canal

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