The Blue Funnel Legend

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

  • Malcolm Falkus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 378-411

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

assessment container depression management reputation science and technology service shipping

Authors and affiliations

  • Malcolm Falkus
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New EnglandAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-11476-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-11478-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-11476-4
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