By Miguel Suárez Bosa
Port towns have been the capability during which cultural and fiscal alternate happened among continental societies and the maritime global. In reading 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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Among these elements it is important to point out that the services had to be competitive, not only to obtain and sell coal, water, food and technical support at a lower price than competing ports, but also to improve the overall efficiency, from the speed at which coal, water and goods were supplied to the services and leisure (banks, hotels, inns, restaurants, boarding houses) for crews and passengers who required them (Cabrera Armas, 2007). At this point, the amount of investments made by the consignee companies in ports is not known, but an approximation of the amounts dedicated to the construction of the projects, together with the floating material, allows us to calculate the average annual investment from 1880–1929 at over 500,000 pesetas.
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Variations in the price of transportation and European demand increased the Islands’ supply, which was mainly agricultural (bananas, tomatoes and potatoes) and handmade items (cigars and embroidery), and access to the imports demanded by the Islands flourished (Suárez Bosa and Cabrera Armas, 2012). This stimulated and diversified traffic, commercial development and port services (Davies, 1995). , Elder & Fyffes in the twentieth century. Moreover, coastal shipping experienced strong growth due, firstly, to the establishment of several maritime postal services subsidised by the government, and, on the other hand, to the expansion of domestic demand for transport, especially after 1907 when the ban on foreign flag vessels providing inter-insular navigation came into force.
Atlantic Ports and the First Globalisation, c. 1850–1930 by Miguel Suárez Bosa