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British Shipping and World Competition

S G Sturmey


This work is a reprint of a 1962 book, British Shipping and World Competition, by maritime economist Dr S. G. Sturmey. It seeks to explain why the tonnage of ships registered in the United Kingdom declined from forty-five percent of the world total in 1900, to sixteen percent by 1960. It presents four possible answers and proceeds to examine them in detail: changes in approaches to competition resulting in changes to the economic structure of the industry; international interference in competitive structures; unrelated factors, such as government policies that didn’t directly concern shipping ... More

Keywords: International Shipping, International Maritime History, Maritime Economics, Twentieth Century Shipping, British Shipowning, British Industrialisation, British Tonnage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780986497322
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S G Sturmey, author