By Miguel Suárez Bosa

ISBN-10: 1137327987

ISBN-13: 9781137327987

ISBN-10: 1349460311

ISBN-13: 9781349460311

Port towns have been the potential by which cultural and financial alternate happened among continental societies and the maritime international. In analyzing the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this quantity will offer clean perception into the that means of the 'First Globalisation'.

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To revitalise the works and services at ports, along with state government subsidies, they authorised the levy of excise taxes on passengers and goods (to finance the works), fees for navigation services and the issuance of debt securities, with or without government guarantee, also to cover the cost of intended works. In the 1920s, concern as to the competitiveness of the ports increased, after the Chief Engineer/Board Directors indicated the rudimentary 36 The Ports of the Canary Islands nature of the means employed and the inadequacy of the infrastructures given the changes in maritime transport (Harley, 1971; Mokyr, 1993).

From the 1880s onwards, as traffic growth and business expectations sharpened, this family structure was modified due to the entry of large companies mostly linked to mining interests and, to a lesser extent, shipping interests. Clearly, the emergence of a new supplier in the market disrupted the status quo. 5) in which Hamilton and Co. continued to control the majority of the business and its management until the termination of the agreement between the two companies in the 1910s; although they maintained the agreements on the purchase and transportation of coal to Santa Cruz (Cabrera Armas and Díaz de la Paz, 2008).

Kovietz, J. W. (1978) Cities and the Sea: Port Cities Planning in Early Modern Europe (Lanham, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press). Jackson, G. (1983) The History and Archeology of Ports (Surrey: Tadworth). Jarvis, A. (1999) ‘Port History: Some Thoughts on Where It Came from and Where It Might Be Going’, in L. F. Fisher and Adrian Jarvis (eds), Harbours and Havens: Essays in Port History in Honour of Gordon Jackson (Newfoundland: International Maritime Economic History Association), pp. 13–34. Kirkaldy, A.

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