The study examines the environment within which the U.S. Merchant Marine has operated in the past, and is anticipated to operate in the future. Particular emphasis is placed on the effects of world trade, government policy, and technology on shaping the U.S.-Flag Fleet. U.S. Government policy is shown to exert the single most significant influence on the composition of the U.S. Merchant Marine. The authors therefore examine a variety of possible government policy options and measure their effect upon future numbers of ships and upon shipbuilding and seafaring employment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented at SNAME (Gulf Section) Spring Meeting and Star Symposium: Merchant & Naval Design, The Past in Review The Future in Forecast, Houston, April 25-28, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Kiss, R K
    • Lisnyk, J A
    • Nachtsheim, J J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00189652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM