First published in 1987, this book surveys the state of the world shipping industry worldwide and the problems confronting it. It reviews the expanding role of developing countries in shipping and evaluates the contribution of shipping to development. The changes in the institutional and evironmental framework of shipping are discussed and the social impacts are assessed. Finally, the challenges, opportunities and problems of the shipping industry are appraised and future developments are postulated.
1. Introduction 2. Institutional, policy and regulatory issues 3. Trade and economic development 4. Financing, revenues and costs of shipping 5. Shipping operations and management 6. Shipping policy initiatives 7. Future prospects of shipping
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