This report consists of a series of 24 articles which appeared in The Journal of Commerce between March 13 and April 13, 1978 on one of the most difficult problems confronting the maritime nations of the world--that is, how to preserve their essential shipbuilding industry at a time when an unprecedented combination of factors has brought about both an enormous oversupply of vessel tonnage and an overbuilt productive capability in the shipyards. The series was the work of staff writers and correspondents of The Journal of Commerce in the major shipbuilding nations, including some countries which are suddenly emerging as significant competitors in this uncertain industry. No final answers to the question of how to balance demand for ships and productive capacity have yet appeared. What is presented is a record of what governments and shipbuilders are doing to find a satisfactory answer. An addendum to the series is made up of individual stories which appeared in The Journal of Commerce during and subsequent to the series, concerning important developments relating to the shipbuilding policies of various countries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Twin Coast Newspapers, Incorporated

    110 Wall Street
    New York, NY  United States  10005
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Twin Coast Newspapers, Incorporated
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM