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.
The Holiday Calendar 2022 lists the general holidays for each country, as well as the operating hours of the country’s main ports and terminals. This new edition has been revised to offer even better coverage, reliability and transparency.
This Guide provides practical assistance to commercial teams in the growing LNG shipping markets, at a time when the LNG industry is moving substantially away from its traditional structures and contract matrices. The book deals only with international seaborne carriage of LNG on large vessels. It does not cover small scale LNG or coastal/cabotage movement, nor does it cover floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) or floating LNG production (FLNG) contracts. It is appended with charterparty clauses from ShellLNGTime 1, ShellLNGTime 2 and LNGVOY.
This complete guide to tramp shipping covers, among other topics, the law of agency, duties and liabilities of principal and agent, how to select a tramp ship agent, managing a tramp ship agency and the scope of services provided.
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.
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.