Panama Canal Tolls: Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Seventy-fourth Congress, First Session, on H. R. 1399, to Provide for the Measurement of Vessels Using the Panama Canal, and for Other Purposes. January 24, 1935 ...

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Page 37 - An Act to provide for the measurement of vessels using the Panama Canal, and for other purposes...
Page 10 - American shipyard, for instance, will need to have, in addition to its tonnage certificate made out in accordance with the requirements of the statutes of the United States, a Panama tonnage certificate, a Suez certificate, and probably British and German certificates.
Page 15 - Just give your name and address and whom you represent to the reporter.
Page 11 - The statistics of navigation would be rendered more simple, intelligible, and accurate. The merchant or shipowner would at once understand the size and capacity of the ships he employs or purchases ; he would also escape the annoyance and expense of remeasurement ; and, lastly, taxation, when imposed, would be rendered more simple and more just. Under these circumstances, there can be but one opinion as to the utility, if not the necessity, of some general system of measuring merchant shipping.
Page 8 - In this connection, I would like to put in the record a reference to a letter from the Director of the Bureau of Navigation of the Department of Commerce, which, if I may.
Page 10 - If one system could be adopted by all maritime nations, so that the capacity of any given ship, when once officially ascertained and denoted on her official papers, could be everywhere understood and recognized as valid, the advantages gained would be very great. The statistics of navigation would be rendered more simple, intelligible, and accurate. The merchant or shipowner would at once understand the size and capacity of the ships he...
Page 37 - The desirability of unifying measurements rules was brought to the attention of the commercial powers of Europe as early as 1861 by the European Commission of the Danube — an international body that had been given charge, in 1856, of the improvement of the navigation of the mouth...

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