Shipping Business

Foreword by: HE Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem,
Group Chairman and CEO, DP World
ISBN: 978-1-911328-10-0
Pages: 220

The business of shipping can seem complex to the outsider, with hundreds of roles fitting like pieces of a jigsaw. This comprehensive work sets out the interconnecting landscape of sectors, roles, business entities and regulatory frameworks, ships and the geography of trade, ethics and chartering practice, finance and insurance. Essential reading for a career in the shipping industry.


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.