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.
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.
The thousands of ships, vessels and craft that are trading in the world today all have to be operated and managed. Ship management and the operation of ships is a crucial branch of shipbroking. This authoritative book is an essential reference for those working within or with the sector.
Port and terminal managers have had to adapt fast to meet rising demand driven by continuing high levels of world trade. The book considers all operational aspects of port functions, from financing, legal concerns and planning to competition, equipment and marketing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The law applies in some form to every aspect of our lives and especially so in shipping as it is such an international and complex business. An invaluable reference covering many areas of wet and dry law, legal aspects of charterparties and bills of lading and conventions on the carriage of goods by sea.
Legal Principles in Shipping Business describes the way that shipping law affects how the industry conducts itself. It explains the nuts and bolts of charter parties and different types of shipping documentation, and describes the principles and the essential ingredients of contract law.
Logistics is the management of a flow of goods from the point of origin to the point of delivery in order to meet certain requirements. This book covers all aspects of shipping logistics from factory to customer and all stops in between.
Container ships have largely taken over the tasks of carrying goods to market internationally. Large container ships have satisfied the promoters of economies of scale. Covering vessels, liner services and trade routes, industry consolidation and alliances, the book includes legal, financial and documentary aspects.