The Trade Makers

Elder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989

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Author: Peter N. Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786949172

Category: History

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This journal reprints the history of the Elder Dempster company by Peter N. Davies, from 1852-1972, originally published in 1973. It includes an additional chapter, also by Peter Davies, on the history of the company from 1973-1989, covering its decline and final years. The purpose is to describe and analyse the economic history of the Elder Dempster shipping company and its predecessors, plus an account of West African and British economic backgrounds. The journal is divided into five parts, each concerning a different era in the company's history. Part 1 covers the formation of the African Steam Ship Company (which would eventually merge and become Elder Dempster); Part 2 covers the expansion of Elder Dempster and the partnership with Alfred Lewis Jones; Part 3 explores major historical events and their impact on Elder Dempster, including the Great War, the transition from war to peace, and the end of the Royal Mail group; Part 4 concerns the establishment of Elder Dempster Lines Limited, the emergeance of successful rival companies, the Second World War and post-war reconstruction, and prediction for the company for the 1970s and beyond, as this part concluded the first edition of the history; Part 5 is a retrospective look at the 1970s and 1980s, and tracks the decline of Elder Dempster.

Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England

Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916

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Author: Peter J. Yearwood

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331990566X

Category: HISTORY

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This book shows how a stormy parliamentary debate over the sale of German properties in Nigeria on 8 November 1916 began the process which brought down Asquith and made Lloyd George prime minister. The colonial secretary, Bonar Law, who was also leader of the Conservative Party, wanted neutral firms to bid. Usually presented as a policy imposed on him by doctrinaire Liberal free-traders, it was in fact that of the colonial government, which hoped that encouraging foreign competition would prevent the Nigerian export economy becoming controlled by a ring of mainly Liverpool firms. Seeing itself as the defender of Nigerian interests, the Colonial Office endorsed this. The large British companies got up an agitation, which was taken over by Sir Edward Carson, the one significant opposition politician, as part of his attack on supposed German influence in high places. Law counter-attacked by arguing that a supposedly patriotic cause masked the greed of an emergent cartel. He succeeded because smaller British and African firms, trying to break into the now profitable produce export trade, had already painted that picture. By defeating Carson in the debate, Law became again an effective party leader, who hoped to re-invigorate the coalition, but instead found himself working with Lloyd George to sideline Asquith. Based on underused sources, and overturning established interpretations, the book situates the debate within the context of the development of the Nigerian economy, the conflicts between the major firms, the role of oils and fats in wartime, and the emergence of Nigerian nationalism.

The Elder Dempster

Fleet History 1852-1985

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Author: James E. Cowden,John O. C. Duffy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ocean liners

Page: 528

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Liverpool Shipping

A Short History

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Author: George Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Liverpool (England)

Page: 256

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The American Neptune

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 1832

A quarterly journal of maritime history.

The Port of Liverpool

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Author: Mersey Docks and harbour Board (Liverpool, England).

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steamboat lines

Page: N.A

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Schatten über dem Kongo

die Geschichte eines der großen, fast vergessenen Menschheitsverbrechen

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Author: Adam Hochschild

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608919738

Category:

Page: 494

View: 9758

Steamboat Bill

Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Steamboat lines

Page: N.A

View: 6675

The Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business

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Author: Costas Grammenos

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135134138

Category: Law

Page: 1096

View: 6974

This book is the founding title in the Grammenos Library. The diversity of the subjects covered is unique and the results of research developed over many years are not only comprehensive, but also have important implications on real life issues in maritime business. The new edition covers a vast number of topics, including: • Shipping Economics and Maritime Nexus • International Seaborne Trade • Economics of Shipping Market and Shipping Cycles • Economics of Shipping Sectors • Issues in Liner Shipping • Economics of Maritime Safety and Seafaring Labour Market • National and International Shipping Policies • Aspects of Shipping Management and Operations• Shipping Investment and Finance • Port Economics and Management • Aspects of International Logistics

The Port of Liverpool

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Author: Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, Liverpool

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Harbors

Page: 144

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Scotland and the Sea

The Scottish Dimension in Maritime History

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Author: Nick Robins

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1473834414

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 6801

Scotland's maritime heritage is a highly significant one, embracing as it does a quite outstanding contribution to Britain's development both as an empire and as the world's leading maritime power in the nineteenth century. Scottish engineering, ship-owning and operating, as well as business and entrepreneurial skills, played a major part in the success of the Merchant Navy, while Scottish emigrants took skills to every corner of the world, creating trade and wealth both abroad and at home. In terms of engineering, 'Clyde-built' was the Kitemark for the shipbuilding industry the world over. Scottish shipowners included household names such as Allan, Anchor, Donaldson and Henderson, while Scotsmen were instrumental in founding and, for much of the time, managing Cunard, British India, P & O, Orient, Glen and many other 'English' companies. The author tells an exhilarating story of energy and inventiveness, describing the remarkable navigational skills of the highlanders and the technological and business skills of the lowlanders, and relates the early development of the steamship, the impact of emigration, the involvement with exploration and the development of trade routes, and the final flowering of the world's last great iron sailing ships. And the evidence is still here, in the Cutty Sark, the Denny test tank at Dumbarton, and the Burrell Collection at Pollock, all reminders of a remarkable story. As seen in Scottish Memories Magazine.

Shipbuilding & Shipping Record

A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Dock, Harbours & Shipping

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marine engineering

Page: N.A

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The Blue Funnel Legend

A History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company, 1865–1973

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Author: Malcolm Falkus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349114766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

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For more than a century Blue Funnel ships, managed from Liverpool by Alfred Holt and Company, held a unique place in Britain's shipping industry. Starting as pioneers of cargo liners between Liverpool and the Far East in 1866, the Company maintained a fine reputation built on its vessels, crews, shore staff, and management. This book traces the origins and evolution of the Line, charting its history through both world wars, its experiences in the great depression of the 1930s, and its vigorous response to the challenge of containerisation in the 1960s. Integrated into the text are discussions of the current roles of agencies and conferences, the singular management structure, and assessments of the parts played by key individuals.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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