Combining a sophisticated historical and theoretical analysis of the shipping industry with a practical explanation of all aspects of the shipping industry, this third edition is essential reading for students and professionals with an interest in this area.
Part 1: Introduction to shipping. Sea transport and the global economy ; The organization of the shipping market -- Part 2: Shipping market economics. Shipping market cycles ; Supply, demand and freight rates ; The four shipping markets -- Part 3: Shipping company economics. Costs, revenue and cashflow ; Financing ships and shipping companies ; Risk, return and shipping company economics -- Part 4: Seaborne trade and transport systems. The geography of maritime trade ; The principles of maritime trade ; The transport of bulk cargoes ; The transport of specialized cargoes ; The transport of general cargo -- Part 5: The merchant fleet and transport supply. The ships that provide the transport ; The economics of shipbuilding and scrapping ; The regulation of the maritime industry -- Part 6: Forecasting and planning. Maritime forecasting and market research.
Number Of Pages: 816
Published: 18th October 2008
Edition Number: 3