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The Blue Funnel Legend : A History of the Ocean Steam Ship Company, 1865-1973 - Malcolm Falkus

The Blue Funnel Legend

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

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Charting the origins and evolution of the Blue Funnel Shipping Line, this book traces its history through both world wars, the 1930s depression and the new challenges of containerization in the 1960s. It discusses the current role of agencies, conferences, singular management structure and key individuals. Blue Funnel ships held a unique place in Britain's shipping industry for more than a century. Starting as pioneers of cargo liners between Liverpool and the Far East in 1866, the Company maintained a reputation built on its vessels, crews, shore staff and management. Malcolm Falkus has publihed widely in the fields of international economic history and business history. His books include "Readings in the History of Economic Growth" and "Britain Transformed: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1914".

Preface - Introduction: Ocean to Ocean - A Unique Style of Management - Sailings and Services - Representatives Abroad - Eastward Ho! The Beginnings of Ocean Steam Ship - Combined Efforts: Holts and the Conference System - The New Century: Profits and Perils - After the War: An Uncertain World - The Thirties: Collapse and Revival - The Company at War - Picking Up the Pieces - Into the Sixties: Calm Before the Storm - Organising a Group - Blue Funnel Contained: New Ships and New Enterprises - Epilogue - Sources and Bibliography - Appendices - Index

ISBN: 9780333522837
ISBN-10: 0333522834
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 411
Published: 24th May 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 11