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By Miguel Suárez Bosa

Port towns have been the potential during which cultural and fiscal trade came about among continental societies and the maritime international. In studying the ports of Brazil, the Caribbean and West Africa, this quantity will supply clean perception into the that means of the 'First Globalisation'.

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And Swanston and Co. in the 1880s, or in Santa Cruz, Elder Dempster in the 1890s. This situation would change from the late 1890s with the emergence of coal houses, as in the case of Cory and to a much lesser extent, Blandy (whose headquarters was in Funchal), in other ports of the world. The tactics of these companies altered the port market in both ports. Thus, while increased competition resulted in an incentive for upgrading facilities and equipment, old firms ceded parts of the port business to new companies.

8 per cent of the total world fleet. The ports analysed also incorporated this restructuring process, with Santa Cruz in the 1930s the last to incorporate the service of petroleum supply and Las Palmas the first, with Sociedad Petrolifera Española, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch-Shell (Mindelo and Las Palmas in 1920, Dakar in 1925 and Santa Cruz in 1930). Oil companies opted for the port of Las Palmas, as in the case of coal, due to the advantages of its geographical location, to several projects aimed at improving port facilities and especially to lower fuel costs.

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