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Arrival concepts and aspects of port evolution in Nigeria

Fajemrokun, B; (1990) Arrival concepts and aspects of port evolution in Nigeria. Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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The thesis provides a critical analysis of the principles which determine a vessel's arrival at a port. The introductory Chapters, viz, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the nature of the arrival problem and the basic mechanics of the chartering market. The problematic aspect relates to successive criteria for ascertaining arrival which, to a certain extent have generally proved unsatisfactory. A comparison of their key elements concludes that the root of the problem lies in the adaptation of judicial rules to technological advances, and new trading patterns. This point is highlighted in Chapters 3, 4 and 5 which examine the historical evolution of the dominant theories. The lack of uniformity in the current application of arrival theories is illustrated in Chapter 6. Additionally, the Chapter considers the parameters of a standard test which can be applied universally, irrespective of ship or port characteristics. As a corollary of the study, Chapters 7, 8 and 9 assess the extent to which factors such as port creation, port regulation and port procedure may have a bearing on the ascertainment of arrival at Nigerian Ports. Chapters 10, 11 and 12 focus on the difficulties of interpretation, with respect to the compensatory provisons which have evolved to counter the perceived limitations of the various arrival theories. In the light of new developments in maritime transport, the uniform application of standard rules will probably become the norm rather the exception. The thesis accordingly proposes an implementation mechanism for a standard test of arrival.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Arrival concepts and aspects of port evolution in Nigeria
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10136867
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