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Author Tenold, Stig.
Title Tankers in trouble : Norwegian shipping and the crisis of the 1970s and 1980s / Stig Tenold.
Imprint St. John's, Nfld. : International Maritime Economic History Association, [2006]
©2006

Series Research in maritime history, 1188-3928 ; no. 32
Research in maritime history ; no. 32. 1188-3928
Subject Shipping -- Norway -- History -- 20th century.
Shipping -- Economic aspects -- Norway -- History -- 20th century.
Merchant marine -- Norway -- History -- 20th century.
Tankers -- Norway -- 20th century.
Alt Name International Maritime Economic History Association.
Description 1 online resource (x, 257 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-257).
Contents The shipping market after World War II -- The basis of the tanker crisis -- The contagion and short-term effects of the crisis -- Stage two of the crisis and the long-term changes -- The basis for the crisis in Norwegian shipping -- Structural transformations in Norwegian shipping -- The fates of four Norwegian shippers.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Summary This book analyses the causes and effects of the shipping market crisis in the 1970s and 1980s - the most severe of the twentieth century. It approaches the subject from three viewpoints. The first is the tanker sector, where the crisis began, spread, and caused the most damage. The second is from a national perspective - focusing on the impact on Norwegian shipping and shipowners. The third, narrowed further in scope, analyses the crisis from the business perspective of four individual tanker owners - taking into account their business strategies and eventual fates. The aim of the journal is to add to the knowledge of recent maritime history by examining the transformation of the industry during a period of rapid change. One distinct conclusion is that shipowners, to their detriment, assumed that the demand for tankers would continue to increase as it had consistently done so throughout the century thus far. The overall conclusion is that shipping is a cyclical industry, and that the oversupply of ships produced during the 1970s took its toll toward the end of the century. By 2004 and 2005, however, the industry began to bounce back, offering hope for the future. The book consists of an introductory chapter, seven chapters of analysis, a concluding chapter, select bibliography, and three appendices tabling Norwegian tanker statistics.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781786949042
1786949040
0973893427
9780973893427
OCLC # 891546386
Additional Format Print version: Tenold, Stig. Tankers in trouble. St. John's, Nfld. : International Maritime Economic History Association, ©2006 (DLC) 2007390421 (OCoLC)85362145