SHIPPING: Shippers, Unite!

U.S. ship operators are uneasy. The prospect ahead of them is so breathtakingly vast and complex that they are sensibly afraid of it. By the end of 1944 the U.S. will have the greatest merchant marine in history—5,000 ships, about 50 million tons—flying the U.S. flag.

But shippers know that a nation which owns 50% of the world's shipping cannot escape enormous political, economic and international problems. They are not sure how well prepared the U.S. will be to face these problems at war's end. And the operators realize that no seafaring...

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