Accession Number:

ADA091576

Title:

The Impact of Overseas Troop Reductions in the U.S.-Flag Merchant Marine.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C MARITIME TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

187.0

Abstract:

This report assesses the effects of postulated overseas troop reductions on the U.S.-flag merchant marine. It examines the effect that reductions of military general cargo will have on commercial liner vessel carriage on major trade routes with respect to a historical fluctuations of traffic and b the time required to regain the pre-reduction level of traffic. It also includes a limited treatment of the financial significance of military cargoes to individual liner companies. Cargo data are presented, by major theater and in the aggregate, for the years 1968-1975. This period not only spanned the peak years of Vietnam build-up and subsequent troop withdrawals, but also included major fluctuations in the fortunes of U.S.-flag shipping. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE