elements of shipping

Author(s) Alan Edward Branch
Publisher Routledge
Date 2007
Pages 528
Format pdf
Size 5 Mb







This eighth release of the world famous and popular textbook on shipping is completely revised and updated, including about seventy percent of absolutely new material; the volume is now reflecting all important changes in the industry which emerged in the pas decades.

In addition, the author has focused his attention on the new tonnage developments, new conventions presented by IMO, vessel productivity, privatization of the sea ports, ship management, documentation, customs and logistics matters, electronic commerce, rapidly changing pattern of the world trade and vessel ownership, containerization and multi-modalism, Incoterms 2000, chartering, transportation of the dangerous cargo, ships agents and international agencies, cruise shipping industry, freight rates, ship operation and other important issues.

Most of the chapters in this volume have been significantly enlarged and written in a very simple but lucid manner, being supplemented by the analysis, professionalism and pragmatism. The text is taking account of the expected future trends; numerous data tables, diagrams and real life case studies have been included by the author to supplement the narrative. The volume is reflecting the author’s extensive shipping experience, spanning fifty years in the maritime industry, as well as consultancy and lecturing in over thirty countries...

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