During the 1970s and 1980s, the twin goals of reducing transport costs and adopting acceptable standards of quality and reliability brought about many changes in ship operation. This paper focuses on the economic and technological developments that led to the radical changes in shipping of the late 1980s. Views are presented on running an efficient profit-motivated organization, views which the author successfully translated into practice while at the head of P&O Containers. Issues of the 1990s into the 21st century are raised, emphasizing the increased awareness regarding environmental protection that has brought a new perspective to the shipping transport business.

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  • Pagination: 7p., incl. discuss.

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  • Accession Number: 00660654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM