By Gelina Harlaftis

ISBN-10: 0203993322

ISBN-13: 9780203993323

ISBN-10: 0415000181

ISBN-13: 9780415000185

Greek-owned transport has been on the best of the area fleet for the final 20 years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced learn lines the improvement of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the luck of Greek-owned delivery lately has been a outcome no longer of a couple of marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Forties, yet of networks and organisational buildings which date again to the 19th century. This examine presents the main accomplished background of improvement of recent Greek transport ever released. it really is illustrated with various maps and pictures, and contains huge tables of fundamental facts.

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These subsidies were given mostly in the form of mail subventions by their states. The steamship companies of a certain nationality that carried the mail of particular countries with which they traded for free, enjoyed particular advantages with tax exemptions with these countries; their obligation was to serve a particular route a certain number of times per week or month. 15 Percentage of Greek-owned shipping of total Black Sea shipping (departures). 10 furnishes us with information regarding the main steam liner companies that serviced eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea routes.

The development of Greek-owned shipping in the nineteenth century was founded on the networks of these Greek diaspora merchant communities. Along with the commercial web that stretched across the Mediterranean and northern Europe, a maritime network was created that opened the way to the transition from sail to steam. Moreover, the organisation, structure and trading methods of the Greek diaspora merchant/shipowners who prospered in the last century have been imitated by the shipowners of this one.

The Greeks in England were not only involved in bulk cargoes but also in this period handled most of the general trade from Alexandria, Constantinople and Smyrna. Total 87 13,576 Other Bahr, Behrend 18 3,559 Burns & Mac’iver Dixon Lamport & Holt 14 4,171 Nichols & Maunder 10 2,907 Pothonier Preston & Watson 26 4,676 Various 16 4,392 B. Total 84 19,705 Total (A)+(B) 171 33,281 Greek participation (A)/[(A)+(B)] 41% Source: Liverpool Journal of Commerce, 1850, 1853 Ships Tons 1 1 1 9 4 9 14 3 2 44 270 221 95 2,654 608 1,944 2,344 733 650 9,519 5 12 7 16 4 8 12 1,477 9,461 2,780 4,341 886 2,887 2,511 12,157 36,500 46,019 64 108 21% and bulk cargoes.

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