The Impact of Overseas Troop Reductions in the U.S.-Flag Merchant Marine.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C MARITIME TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
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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
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Marine Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies