Recently there have been some attempts to rejuvenate the status of U.S. merchant marine, such as the abortive attempt towards the end of the Bush administration by the previous Secretary of Transportation and the present initiative by the Clinton administration. However, all of those attempts, whether aborted or ongoing, center around subsidies of one nature or the other for which adequate appropriations can only be imagined. Before one condemns maritime policy making as an exercise in futility, it may be helpful to understand the intricacies involved in such policy making. It may also be useful to scrutinize the policies of those nations where shipping appears to be thriving. This article addresses the above issues and makes relevant recommendations.


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  • Accession Number: 00672430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 25 1995 12:00AM