In the 1980s, attempts to forecast the future of the German shipbuilding industry have been distorted by the excess capacity that resulted from the downturns in world seaborne trade following fuel price crises in 1973 and 1979/80. Important changes have occurred since these crises, however, and warrant a reappraisal of the outlook. The author believes it to be essential that the problems arising from competition in the shipbuilding industry be solved at the international level. The European Community Commission's more outward-looking views since 1988 in framing its policies and the German federal government's program of aid to help yards meet competition are developments that seem to justify new hopes.

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  • Authors:
    • Fante, W
  • Publication Date: 1989-1


  • German

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  • Pagination: 2 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00656934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM