There are hundreds of roles in the shipping industry and they all fit into the whole like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. This book will help bring the picture into focus.
Shipping Business describes how business entities are structured, how they work, how they communicate and how they handle the legal and ethical constraints imposed upon them. The book examines the ships themselves and the disciplines of chartering, sale and purchase, ship management, port agency and liner trades. Seaborne trade is analysed as well as the ship types that are deployed in the various trades. International trade practice and finance in international trade are discussed. Moreover, an overview of the main shipping organisations is provided.
This book is essential reading for anyone intending to follow a specific career path within the shipping sector. Shipping Business will not only help them make an informed choice but, more broadly, will greatly add to their knowledge and understanding of the industry.