Although there is very little current publication on tramp shipping, some observers of maritime affairs feel that tramp shipping is declining. The author believes this view has little foundation and the basic purpose of this paper is to outline some thoughts regarding the future of the industry. Two aspects of the subject have been selected to establish that new situations are developing: (1) basic economic realities and characteristics of the industry are reviewed including the relationship between the tramp and its neighbors; and (2) some significant developments are examined in the neighboring industries of bulk carriers, tankers, and liner vessels with a view to seeing whether they are likely to influence the future of the tramp industry. The future development of excess conventional tramp freight market becomes even more significant if it is linked with another serious question which is the maritime ambitions of the developing countries.

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  • Authors:
    • Metaxas, B N
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00040876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1973 12:00AM