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By Gelina Harlaftis

Greek-owned transport has been on the best of the area fleet for the final 20 years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced examine strains the advance of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned transport lately has been a consequence now not of a couple of marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This examine presents the main complete historical past of improvement of contemporary Greek transport ever released. it really is illustrated with a number of maps and images, and contains large tables of fundamental info.

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The evidence provided by Sémaphore de Marseilles from 1840 to 1910 shows that all ships under the Ottoman flag that arrived at Marseilles were Greek-owned. There is also sufficient evidence to support the argument that a significant percentage of British ships mentioned in the shipping statistics by the British consuls were Greek-owned. 9, that Greek-owned ships were counted as ‘British’. In sending his report for 1842 the consul sent a catalogue of all ‘British’ ships that carried the trade with Taganrog.

2 During the French Wars (1793–1815) a wave of merchant emigrants, including Huguenots and Dutch Jews, swept England. A new surge followed from the 1820s to the 1840s in which German Jews and Orthodox Greeks, who ‘had a similar international commercial outlook’ as well as ‘sufficient capital, credit or connections, and adequate commercial experience’ came to Britain. 3 As already indicated, in the century before 1914 eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea commerce was organised largely by an entrepreneurial network of Greek merchants dispersed among the main Mediterranean and Black Sea ports.

Palieso P. 3,138 128 164 210 300 100 126 201 136 117 135 200 53 THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND BLACK SEA 31 Name of master NRT % (A) Rossolimo C. Rossolimo Her. Rossolimo L. Travlo Ger. Vergotti G. Vergotti Sp. Vergotti Sp. Vlassopulo Eust. Vlassopulo G. Total Taganrog Source: Foreign Office (FO) 359/1 26 152 155 130 153 133 133 179 260 2,821 5,959 47 100 flag depended not only upon politics but also on economics—especially taxation —a phenomenon that continues to influence the use of twentieth century flags of convenience, such as Liberia or Panama.

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