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Steers Afloat: The North Atlantic Meat Trade, Liner Predominance, and Freight Rates, 1870-1913

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Meat transformed North Atlantic shipping, leading to dominance of liners and changed the economics of freight rates. Management coordination of meat shipment led to concentration in shipping. Only liner companies could provide specialized ships with the regularity needed and they dominated North Atlantic shipping. The cargo capacity of cattle ships, beyond that used for animals, lowered freight rates on grain below levels that would otherwise have prevailed. The berth rate on wheat from New Y...

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10.1017/S0022050708000806

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
4
Pages:
1028-1058
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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EISSN:
1471-6372
ISSN:
0022-0507
Language:
English
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pubs:293321
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uuid:aa7ae469-2485-4e07-8cb8-5ec942a0ff8b
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pubs:293321
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293321
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2013-11-17

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