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The present study is concerned with overall questions relating to the level and structure of freight rates and, by disseminating information on freight markets, promoting understanding. This paper studies the structure of the maritime freight transport industry in terms, first, of the ships and cargoes representing the supply and demand sides of the market respectively, and then of the economic factors determining the structure of freight rates in each market. In the second part, evidence is presented concerning the levels of freight rates and discusses some of the main indices of freight rates published throughout the world. In the third part, certain issues and problems related to freight markets are discussed: (a) protective effects of transport costs, (b) Promotional Freight rates, (c) discrimination in ocean freight rates. This paper is concerned with freight, not passenger, transport.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report by the Secretariat of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  • Corporate Authors:

    United Nations

    United Nations Plaza
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00034483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United Nations
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1972 12:00AM