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Global economic recessions and the maritime industry 1980-2009 Impact on South African shipping 2000-2012

Lunga Jacobs
Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management | Vol 6, No 1 | a62 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jtscm.v6i1.62 | © 2012 Lunga Jacobs | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 November 2012 | Published: 30 November 2012

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Lunga Jacobs, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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The maritime industry is the major enabler of international trade. Major economic events in the international arena such as global recessions affect world trade and therefore the maritime industry as well. South Africa imports and exports major commodities and products therefore such events will also affect the country's economy. This paper explores how different industries within the South African maritime industry have been affected by global economic recessions. As some of them are of great significance to the country's economy, it is imperative to look at how these industries are affected so as to be able to see the national impact.


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