THE PERPLEXITIES OF THE U.S. MARINE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

This paper focuses upon the 'well-balanced' aspects of maritime activities. Emphasis is placed on the carriage of water-borne commerce and related supportive activities and industries. There appears to be enough evidence to support a contention that one examine as a nation the effect of sea-based commerce and industry on both the total economy and on the substance of the total economy. Certainly it has been the clear policy of the Administration to support and encourage such growth, but policy has been frustrated by factors which have not yet been brought into proper perspective. Although all the causes for the failure of the marine transportation system to flourish on a world scale are not yet fully understood, several factors are cited as contributory. The revitalization of the marine transportation system is imperative, especially when measured in terms of the benefits to be derived by meeting U.S. economic, political and military needs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Included in Marine Affairs Jnl., n2 p1-34 Sep 74.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston

    Department of Marine Affairs
    Kingston, RI  USA  02881

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    Sea Grant Program Office, 6010 Executive Boulevard
    Rockville, MD  USA  20852
  • Authors:
    • Nelson, S B
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090723
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NOAA-74121305-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM