The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 54-56

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 54-56

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...and the New York and Cuba Mail Steamship Company of Maine was incorporated under the laws of the state of Maine. The Ward Line developed rapidly with the increasing demands of its various trades, but it was not allowed to enjoy undisputed possession of the ports with which its lines were connected. The Herrera Line was soon driven out of the trade by the superiority of the Ward Line, and the Johnston Line for Mexican ports, as well as the Larrinaga Line for Cuban ports, met the same fate. The Munson Line arrived at an agreement with the Ward Line for a territorial division of the business, and is still actively engaged in the Cuban trade. The Hamburg-American Line also began a service of high class steamers to Havana, but withdrew from it after a few months. At the present time the American and Cuban Line is in competition with the Ward Line, which may likewise be said of the direct service between New York and Santiago of the United Fruit Company and the Hamburg-American Line. The Spanish Line some years ago had an understanding with the Ward Line, giving the latter virtual control of the trafiic, but this was abrogated and at the present time no agreements exist between the Ward Line and the other transportation companies engaged in the trade between American ports and ports in Cuba, Mexico and the Bahamas served by the Ward Line. Summary In the European trade, agreements between the representatives of the steamship lines in New York came into existence as far back as 1868; they adopted for their operations the title of "Conference," and with repeated modifications and additions these arrangements exist today divided into different groups and in accordance with the various trade requirements. These conferences are intended...
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  • Paperback | 356 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 635g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804317
  • 9781236804310