The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) is the professional body for all members of the commercial shipping industry worldwide.
It sets and examines the syllabus for membership, providing the shipping industry with highly qualified professionals. The ICS is the only internationally recognised professional body in the commercial maritime arena and it represents shipbrokers, ship managers and agents throughout the world.
NEW EDTION 2023. This authoritative book is both a great introduction to the economics of the shipping industry and a valuable reference book for commercial practitioners. Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade is an easy-to-read reference for those who need an overview of the economic and commercial issues involved in the chartering, ownership and management of oceangoing ships. It describes canals and ports and economies of scale in ship sizes.
Provides an overview of the shipping industry. It defines and describes all aspects of shipping, the personnel who work in it, the history behind it and introduces key aspects of finance and accounting in shipping in a simple to follow format.
In an industry as international as shipping, it is impossible for a ship operator to have offices in every port where its ships might call. Instead, ship operators rely on a network of port agents to act as their eyes and ears to ensure the safe and secure running of their ships.
Tanker markets are driven by a number of economic factors, which along with technical, operational and regulatory aspects pose specific challenges to shipowners. This book is aimed at trainee brokers and all those with an interest in the market, where a qualified and experienced broker can have a major influence on a company’s fortunes.
This authoritative book is both a great introduction to the operational side of the offshore support industry and a valuable reference work for commercial practitioners. It is a great reference for those who want an overview of the technical and commercial issues involved in the chartering, ownership and management of offshore vessels.
Finance is at the heart of global industries and shipping is no exception. This book takes the guesswork out of financial planning, delivering professionally reviewed guidance on markets, cycles, sources, options and security, from both sides of the financing fence.
Port and terminal managers have had to adapt fast to meet rising demand driven by the rapid expansion in world trade during the 21st century. Globalisation has put port models under growing pressure in increasingly competitive cargo markets. Better productivity - through expansion or more efficient use of existing assets - is crucial for economic survival.
Over the years ship sale and purchase brokers have pioneered their own market, developing unique ways of working, specialist terminology and documentation. This book describes how ship sale and purchase brokers represent the interests of both buyer and seller and how they should handle negotiations.
Offering financial protection against maritime and transit losses, marine insurance gives the shipping industry the confidence to trade. Without the shelter to risk presented by insurance, shipping transactions and operations would be severely curtailed as players would have to rely on their own funds to cover incidents, loss or damage.