Liner Shipping Economics

  • J. O. Jansson
  • D. Shneerson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Liner Shipping Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 3-34
    3. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 35-48
    4. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 49-93
    5. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 94-109
  3. Liner Service Optimization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-112
    2. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 113-156
    3. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 157-172
    4. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 173-192
    5. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 205-216
  4. Economic Evaluation of the Conference System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
    2. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 219-237
    3. J. O. Jansson, D. Shneerson
      Pages 264-275
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 289-299

About this book


The importance of international liner shipping needs little emphasizing. A large majority of international trade moves by sea, and the liner shipping share in total freight revenue exceeds one-half. Notwithstanding, people in general know surprisingly little about the basic facts of the liner shipping industry, and, in particular, about the economics ofliner shipping. Perhaps because it is an international industry, where shipping lines flying many different flags participate, it has tended to fall in between national accounts of domestic industries. Even transport economists have, generally speaking, treated liner shipping rather 'stepmotherly'; besides the work of Bennathan and Walters (1969), a relatively small group of specialized maritime economists, including A. Stromme-Svendsen, T. Thorburn, S. Sturmey, R. Goss, and B. M. Deakin, have in the post-war period made important contributions to the subject, but so far no coherent and reasonably comprehensive treatise of liner shipping economics has appeared. The first purpose of the present volume is therefore obvious: to provide just that. The book is divided in three parts: Part I The liner shipping industry; Part II Liner service optimization; Part III Economic evaluation of the conference system. Needless to say, all three parts concur to fulfill the first purpose of providing a complete book of liner shipping economics. In Part II a more or less separate, second, purpose has been to develop analytical tools for liner service optimization. Thereby we use different approaches.


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Authors and affiliations

  • J. O. Jansson
    • 1
  • D. Shneerson
    • 2
  1. 1.Swedish Road and Traffic Research InstituteLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsUniversity of HaifaIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7914-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3147-3
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