A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an by Gelina Harlaftis

By Gelina Harlaftis

Greek-owned transport has been on the best of the realm fleet for the final two decades. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced learn lines the advance of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned delivery lately has been a end result no longer of a few marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational buildings which date again to the 19th century. This examine offers the main finished background of improvement of contemporary Greek delivery ever released. it truly is illustrated with various maps and pictures, and contains vast tables of fundamental info.

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Palieso P. 3,138 128 164 210 300 100 126 201 136 117 135 200 53 THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA 31 Name of master NRT % (A) Rossolimo C. Rossolimo Her. Rossolimo L. Travlo Ger. Vergotti G. Vergotti Sp. Vergotti Sp. Vlassopulo Eust. Vlassopulo G. Total Taganrog Source: Foreign Office (FO) 359/1 26 152 155 130 153 133 133 179 260 2,821 5,959 47 100 flag depended not only upon politics but also on economics—especially taxation —a phenomenon that continues to influence the use of twentieth century flags of convenience, such as Liberia or Panama.

13. To handle the statistics I have distinguished three major port groupings that constituted the main bulk cargo exporters. 2). 2). 11 Greek ships in British ports. 31 About 100,000 tons departed from the ports of the Azov Sea in 1841, a figure that increased ten-fold to more than 1,000,000 tons by the end of the century. 5 million in the mid-1890s. 12 Growth of Black Sea grain trade. 5 million tons. And the amount of tonnage that left the Bulgarian ports Varna and Burghaz in 1886 more than doubled in ten years.

5, 1976, pp. 45–68. 25 The trading method that made Livorno the ‘English port’ in the Mediterranean was due to various measures imposed by the main consuming countries that rendered direct imports impossible. In order to protect local producers England, the first industrial nation, established ‘Corn Laws’ under which grain imports were prohibited except when local production was inadequate. This practice was followed by most of northern Europe. Increased industrial production, however, led to a gradual inability to feed the growing urban populations.

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