By Gelina Harlaftis
Greek-owned delivery has been on the best of the realm fleet for the final 20 years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced examine lines the improvement of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned transport lately has been a end result no longer of a couple of marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This research offers the main finished background of improvement of recent Greek delivery ever released. it really is illustrated with various maps and images, and contains broad tables of basic information.
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Additional info for A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day (Maritime History)
Despite the fact that Greek shipowners were involved in both general and bulk cargoes, their specialisation was decidedly in the latter. 10 shows that from 1860 to 1910 more than half the tonnage carrying bulk cargoes to Marseilles from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea was chartered by Greek merchants or carried by Greek-flag vessels. Similarly, Greek participation in the bulk trades from the region to England from 1860 to 1880 was about 50 per cent; after 1880, however, there was a significant decrease.
Inglessi G. Manzavino S. Michaliziano L. Mussuri C. 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.
This chapter has examined the development and organisation of the sea-trade from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea to the western Mediterranean and northern Europe. It has further focused on the participation of Greeks in this trade throughout the nineteenth century to the eve of the First World War. Greek participation was traced to both destinations and origins: arrivals of goods and ships were studied at the beginning of every decade from all Black Sea and eastern Mediterranean ports to the two main recipient areas of western Europe, Marseilles and the main ports of England.
A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day (Maritime History) by Gelina Harlaftis