By Gelina Harlaftis
Greek-owned delivery has been on the best of the area fleet for the final 20 years. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced research lines the improvement of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned transport lately has been a end result no longer of a couple of marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational buildings which date again to the 19th century. This learn offers the main accomplished historical past of improvement of recent Greek transport ever released. it truly is illustrated with various maps and images, and comprises vast tables of fundamental facts.
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Coast of Syria-Smyrna 3. Alexandria-Jaffa-Caiflfa-Beirut, Larnaca-Mersyne—Smyrna—Calamata—Catacolo B. (covering north-eastern Mediterranean) 1. Constantinople-Smyrna-Syros 2. Constantinople-Piraeus 3. Constantinople-Rodosto-Salonica-Smyrna-Syros—Piraeus C. (covering north-eastern Mediterranean including the Black Sea) — after 1880 1. Batum-Poti-Mariupol-Samsoun-Constantinople 2. Batum-Terbizond-Kerasund-Samsoun-Constantinople-Syros-Smyrna 3. Danube-Constantinople-Smyrna-Syros 4. Galatz-Sulina-Constantinople-Salonica 5.
If these figures are correct, approximately onefifth of the population in the main Danubian ports was Greek. 1). 21 The Greek presence also extended to the main western Mediterranean ports: Marseilles, Genoa, Livorno, Naples and Trieste. 1 gives us further information on the main ports of northern Europe. In 1900 London dominated, followed by Hamburg, Antwerp, Rotterdam and Liverpool. The Greek commercial and maritime communities of London and Liverpool were very important, as the next chapter will show, but they remain to be studied; research on the other ports for which we have evidence of Greek commercial activity is non-existent.
40 The second covered the ports of the north-eastern Mediterranean. 41 In these early days the distinction in the cargoes carried by liner and tramp companies was still not very clear. 11 Main sea-routes of liner steamship companies to the ports of England, 1860– 1910 A. (covering south-eastern Mediterranean) 1. Beirut-Alexandretta-Alexandria-Malta-Gibraltar 2. Alexandria-Beirut-Latakia-Alexandretta-Mersyne—Accra—CaifFa—Jaffa 3. Alexandria—Larnaca—Patras—Cephalonia 4. Patras-Cephalonia, Alexandria-Beirut-Jaffa 5.