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A History of Greek-Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day

Category: Greek Shipping History
Type: Book
Author: Harlaftis, Gelina
Pages: 531
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780203993323
Call number: YC.1996 b.857
Library catalog: British Library
Date: 1995-12-28
Year: 1995
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Language: en
Tags: History / Europe / General     History / General     


Greek-owned shipping has been at the top of the world fleet for the last twenty years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced study traces the development of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the success of Greek-owned shipping in recent years has been a result not of a number of entrepreneurs using flags of convenience in the 1940s, but of networks and organisational structures which date back to the nineteenth century. This study provides the most comprehensive history of development of modern Greek shipping ever published. It is illustrated with numerous maps and photographs, and includes extensive tables of primary data.

The research project is implemented within the framework of the Action “Supporting Postdoctoral Researchers» of the Operational Program "Education and Lifelong Learning" (Action’s Beneficiary: General Secretariat for Research and Technology), and is co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State.