Struggling for Leadership: Antwerp-Rotterdam Port Competition between 1870 2000: Antwerp-Rotterdam Port Competition 1870 - 2000 ; with 40 Tables

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Reginald Loyen, Erik Buyst, Greta Devos
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 7, 2002 - Business & Economics - 326 pages
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The present volume contains the proceedings of an international conference on the economic history of the seaports of Antwerp and Rotterdam (1870-2000). This venue was held at Antwerp on 10-11 May 2001 and was hosted by the Antwerp Port Authority. This international conference aimed at confronting the development of both ports. In the course of the last century and a half, economic growth in the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam has been staggering. Maritime economic historians, economists and geographers alike have investigated the development of both ports extensively, but separately. So far, only a limited number of attempts have been made to analyse Rotterdam-Antwerp port history from a comparative perspective. The papers presented at the conference provide a challenging starting point to - certain how and why both ports reacted differently to virtually the same economic and political stimuli. By bringing together both historians, economists and lawyers with different fields of interest, we have attempted to put the history of the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam in a broader international and comparative perspective.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Recent trends in maritime and port history
11
an integrated functional approach
29
Commentary on the papers of Loyen and Van de Laar
87
have port authorities any degrees of freedom left?
91
Commentary on the paper of Janssens Meersman and Van de Voorde
115
structural changes in the container handling market
117
The Kempen Nexus The spatialeconomic development of Rotterdam and Antwerp
143
Landuse policy in the port of Antwerp 18701994
199
landuse policy during the twentieth century
221
Commentary on the papers of Devos and de Goey
235
Evolution of the Rotterdam port authoritys position
237
motives obstacles outcome
257
Dockwork is a skilled profession Decasualization and the Rotterdam labour market 19451970
275
Commentary on the papers of Vanfraechem and Nijhof
289
The first mechanization wave in coal and ore handling as an example of patterns of technological innovation in the port of Rotterdam
299

elements of spatial planning
161
a prudent approach
171
The end of the sea
179
Commentary on the papers of Seberechts and Molenaar
195
Commentary on the paper of Van Driel
321
Opportunities in comparative AntwerpRotterdam port history
328
Annex
332
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Greta Devos is Professor of Economic History and Director of the Centre on Business History at the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium).

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