Allied Shipping Control; An Experiment in International Administration

Allied Shipping Control; An Experiment in International Administration

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...In the meantime, of course, so far as any imported commodity was not covered by a committee or so far as the committee was not fully working, the arrangements for supply had to be negotiated direct with the shipping authorities, as under the old system. This indeed continued throughout to be the main method as regards some of the supplies (the raw materials for civilian purposes and some others). Ultimately the whole range of imported commodities was covered by the following Committees: 1. W001. 6. Paper. 2. Cotton. '7. Timber. 3. Flax, Hemp, and Jute. 8. Petroleum. 4. Hides and Leather. 9. Coal and Coke. 5. Tobacco. Food Council: 10. Cereals. ' ' 12. Sugar. 11. Oil Seeds. 13. Meats and Fats. Munitions Council: n I 14. Nitrates. ' 18. Non-ferrous Metals. 15. Aircraft. 19. Mechanical Transport. 16. Chemicals. 20. Steel. 17. Explosives. We are not here concerned with the purchasing and other functions and duties of some of the Programme Committees. So far as shipping organization was concerned, their duty was to frame their programmes in relation to the shipping possibilities, to submit these to the Transport Council and its Executive, and to agree and distribute the detailed reductions necessitated by the general shortage of tonnage. Sometimes a general principle would be imposed. For example, the Council approved in August the principle that recorded consumption of raw materials in the previous year should be taken as constituting the maximum for the ensuing year; and in October the principle that in view of the prospect of an improved tonnage position in the summer of 1919 all supply departments should make their arrangements on the basis of running stocks down so that by August they would be only approximately suflicient for...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687238X
  • 9781236872388