The Geography of Sea Transport

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Routledge, Dec 22, 2015 - Social Science - 202 pages

This book, originally published in 1972, discusses the impact of technological change in sea transport on trade links, shipping routes and economic activities. A brief historical perspective illustrates the vital role of the sea transport in the ancient and medieval worlds and the influence of merchant shipping on British economic growth in the nineteenth century. The author then discusses modern trends in world ship-owning, ship-building and ship types against a back-ground of supply and demand. Of particular importance is the assessment of the role of shipping in relation to developing countries.

 

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Contents

Figures
11
Preface
13
Glossary
15
Introduction
19
1 SHIPPING AND CIVILISATION
23
2 MEDIEVAL WORLDLINKS
32
3 BRITISH SHIPPING AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
45
4 WORLD SHIPPING ROUTES
58
5 TRENDS IN MODERN SHIPPING
69
6 CONVENTIONAL DRY CARGO SHIPPING
90
7 OIL TANKERS
110
8 BULK CARRIER AND UNITISED SHIPPING
131
9 COASTAL AND SHORT SEA SHIPPING
159
10 SHIPPING AND THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
179
Index
204
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