A major independent academic study just released has come out in favour of liner conferences. Two of the main conclusions of the study--the first of its kind dealing with all aspects of conferences for over 50 years--say that: conferences promote rate stability from which consumers gain since the system works to ensure the survival of the most cost-efficient lines while exerting pressure on the least cost-efficient to mend their ways; and conferences have no degree of monopoly power and--because their members are concerned with survival in the long run--are obliged to charge freight rates which reflect the real cost of supplying shipping on a long-term basis. The study--commissioned by the Council of European and Japanese National shipowners Association--was carried out by the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST). The study is composed of four major sections: The liner conference system, its origins, achievements and uncertain future; legal aspects; economic aspects; and critique of the Department of Justice report.

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    • For further information contact: Council of European and Japanese National Shipowners' Association, 17/18 Bury St, London, England EC3A 5AH.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00179420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Cargo Systems International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM