SUMMARY OF POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
- This document is available for review at the Department of Commerce Library, Main Commerce Building, Washington, D.C., under reference number L-5-SP.
Little (Arthur D), IncorporatedAcorn Park
Cambridge, MA USA 02140
- Publication Date: 1963-10-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction; Economic analysis; Economics; Merchant fleet operation; Operating subsidies; Subsidies; Transportation
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Construction; Economics; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00026605
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Administration
- Contract Numbers: MA-2451
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 14 1974 12:00AM