By Gelina Harlaftis
Greek-owned delivery 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 delivery in recent times has been a end result no longer of a few marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Forties, yet of networks and organisational constructions which date again to the 19th century. This learn presents the main complete historical past of improvement of contemporary Greek delivery ever released. it's illustrated with a variety of maps and images, and contains broad tables of basic information.
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2). Papayanni, a merchant and shipowner, was known as the carrier of Chiot merchants. 1 The Chiot commercial and maritime network, 1830s–1860s. 7 None the less, the London Customs Bills of Entry, which provide data on all ships entering the most important British ports from abroad, give extensive information about the activities of the Chiot network in England. 2 indicates that in 1850, 31 per cent, and in 1860, 57 per cent of all tonnage entering British ports from the eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea was handled by Greek merchants.
15 Percentage of Greek-owned shipping of total Black Sea shipping (departures). 10 furnishes us with information regarding the main steam liner companies that serviced eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea routes. Steam made possible what was impossible for sail: regularly scheduled sailings. In this way, the P&O, Cunard, Leyland, Burns and MacIver, Moss, Papayanni, Prince, Johnson and Westcott and Laurence steamship companies traded regularly between the eastern Mediterranean/Black Sea and Britain, each ship calling at three to twelve ports per voyage.
The establishment of a number of Russian state steam navigation companies meant that Russian ships no longer counted as Greekowned and it becomes impossible to distinguish those that actually were Greek. Lloyd’s Register provides us with convincing evidence that most Ottoman ships of more than 100 NRT were Greek. 35 The British consuls at various Black Sea ports provide abundant evidence that Ottoman ships in the Black Sea (which formed a very low percentage after the Crimean War) were Greek. 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.
A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an International Tramp Fleet, 1830 to the Present Day (Maritime History) by Gelina Harlaftis