DOMESTIC WATERBORNE COMMERCE, ITS ROLE AND FUTURE

The domestic marine shipping industry, to take advantage of approaching opportunities, must carefully examine and reevaluate its basic characteristics, competition, constraints and future markets. This task must be done by the individuals and organizations who own, manage and operate the nation's domestic marine shipping industry. This paper is intended to offer a point of departure, note some constraints and point to some opportunities. Specifically, it characterizes the industry through a profile of operations, discussion of competitive and artificial advantages and disadvantages, projection of commodity tonnages to the year 2000, identification of government's role and a comparison of industry productivity rates. The result is an overview of the industry which will allow those concerned with its future to consider approaching opportunities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SNAME Spring Meeting, Chicago, Ill., May 22-24, 1974.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kyle, B
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054083
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper No. 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1978 12:00AM