Summarizes recommendations by which the U.S. Merchant Marine may be made more effective without increased spending and methods of implementing the reduction of port and transportation costs for the improvement of the United States' international trade position. Recommends an "Incentive Charter System," a new subsidy system, as the primary support for the Merchant Marine in foreign trade. Suggests that marine transportation costs be reduced by: (1) permitting vessel operators to operate outside conferences without prejudicing their subsidy position; (2) integrating land-sea transport through the use of door-to-door freight contracts; (3) adjusting customs' procedures to reduce cargo handling; (4) supporting development of equipment pools; (5) promoting specific container standards; (6) continuing Operations Research based analyses of vessel designs and operations; and (7) improving market forcasting programs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number L-5-SP.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Little (Arthur D), Incorporated

    Acorn Park
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140
  • Publication Date: 1963-10-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00026605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Administration
  • Contract Numbers: MA-2451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM