Shipping Industry


Today, we can say that the international maritime shipping industry is at a crossroads. Back in 2018, IMO adopted the so-called Initial Strategy with the intention to get the greenhouse gas emissions half-reduced by 2050. In addition to that, the scene was set for the future happenings.

In this book, the author tries to take a cross-disciplinary look at the different dimensions of the sustainability problem of the modern maritime transportation industry, conducting the thorough review of the models for evaluating the major decisions and policy alternatives.

To get to the desired degree of sustainability, the wide range of different measures shall be implemented in order to attain the required environmental performance. The author has analyzed the competition distortions to find better solutions. In short, you will find all necessary information on sustainable shipping in this volume, providing the complete knowledge supplemented with the technical reports and statistical data as well as the scientific references.

The content of the volume is arranged in thirteen sections, starting with the introduction and greenship technologies, EEDI and ICT, oil pollution and ship recycling, sulphur emissions and speed optimization, and many other critically important aspects.

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This is another brilliant title by Alan Branch, famous for his “Elements of Shipping”, selling all around the world. After the success of the “Elements” the author received thousands of requests for the readers willing to get a sort of companion volume addressing the work of the sea ports.

The present publication was prepared with the intention to provide them with the practical knowledge of the basic elements making the port management and operation, reflecting his experience the field of ship and port management, as well as the international maritime trade and transportation. In a plain and easy understandable manner, the author explains the very basics of the roles played by the sea ports in today’s international trading, and of their functions.

Among the other topics dealt with by the author there are such important ones as the port traffic control and computerization of the operation and management processes, marketing aspects, calculation of the tariffs, finance and economics of the today’s international trade, etc.

The content of the volume will assist readers in getting the necessary knowledge and professionalism in the subject areas; the volume will be equally useful for the students of the associated disciplines and the people working for the port authorities, actually for everyone involved in the operating sea ports in any way.

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This title features the coverage of the most important areas of maritime industry relating to the possible dangers. Within this document, peril of the sea is considered existing if there is any threat to the vessel, personnel and cargo on board, or when a risk of substantial environmental pollution is there.

The Master of the vessel shall immediately undertake all necessary actions in order to provide the safety of the people on board and to prevent of at least minimize the damage to the vessel, cargo and environment. The content of the guide is emphasizing the significance of the earliest notification of such situation to everyone concerned.

It incorporates the latest SOLAS amendments addressing the emergency towing arrangements - subject requirements apply to the oil tankers, and also IMO Res. MSC.35(63) providing required guidance. The OCIMF and ICS believe that this document will prove its usefulness and will be of great assistance to ships masters and other persons involved in determining the actions to take at the time of peril, with the particular attention being paid to saving human life and prevention of damage and pollution. A must have publication on board.

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This is the second edition of the popular guidebook on the maritime logistics where the authors paid particular attention to the important aspects of the modern maritime shipping and port management. The publication is covering absolutely that may be needed by the students as well as practicing professionals of the maritime industry, i.e. in the pages of this book they will find all information required.

According to the feedbacks provided by the readers, this is a truly essential volume for all people interested in maritime logistics of today’s world. The content is remarkably comprehensive and up-to-date as the authors thoroughly revised the text of the original edition. It is a very authoritative and highly informative publication that will definitely help in explaining the history of the maritime industry and still concentrate on the ship operations done today as well as the challenges involved.

Needless to say that a good knowledge of the shipping industry and deep understanding of the port management is the must item for making successful and effective business decisions and establish good and effective policies for the shipping companies and the whole countries.

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In the past couple of decades the concept of "maritime", as opposed to "sea" or "naval", power has emerged within the maritime literature to describe the multidimensional and much more complex relationship existing there between states and the seas, oceans and rivers in the XXI century.

Maritime power, which can be defined as the ability of a government to achieve the declared political goals or a desired effect using the maritime domain, provides an important means to protect and further advance the national interests. The main purpose of the present volume was to provide a contribution to the ongoing debates on the topic of the measurement/assessment of a state's maritime power.

In fact, the ability to use the maritime domain enables the state authorities to perform a wider array of the relevant maritime tasks/functions which would commonly include the traditional maritime roles, for example war-fighting and maritime diplomacy, and their ability to perform various non-military roles, i.e. preserving maritime and environmental resources, protecting the maritime borders etc. Maritime power is therefore an important tool of statecraft and is the focus of this book...

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The author of the present work has addressed a number of the critically important aspects and issues associated with the maritime shipping ports and lines, providing perfectly worked math models and algorithms that should be applied by the marine port authorities and shipping liner companies to make key decisions.

For example, we will start with the repositioning of the container vessels involved in the network, with the intention to conduct adjustment of the subject network to the changes in the economy of the world, either seasonal or other. The LSFRP have been explained, standing for the liner shipping fleet repositioning problem.

As we can see, this title will be mainly useful to the people with the deep professional interest in the modern logistics, willing to improve their knowledge and be in the loop of all happenings and new trends in the industry. The evaluation has been performed by the author of the real-life dataset, including different scenarios.

The associated methodological background has been examined and explained in detail, for the clear picture and better understanding of the subject. The LSFRP with and without cargo have been considered, including the relevant models and functions.

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In the present publication released by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the port agency is defined as looking after the demands of ta vessel together with its crew members not only before and during calling at port but after that as well. Subject work is normally entrusted to the agents since it is quite rare for the vessels to regularly call at ports where the ship owner is based.

The agents are seen by all other parties involved as people representing the vessel - this is their role. The content of this volume is mainly concentrating on agency for the chartered vessels rather than the liner traders. It should be noted, however, that the liner ships are in same need for the port agency as tankers, tramp ships and any others.

The author starts the book with explaining the most popular types of the ships, then proceeding to the registration and classification related matters. The safety certificates are covered in the third chapter along with the associated surveys, while the fourth chapter addresses the charter parties.

The remaining chapters of the publication deal with the port operations and time count, ship trade geography, cargo paperwork, practical duties and obligations of the port agents, relationships with the principals including reporting events and office organization, and many other important aspects.

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The liner trading is considered the backbone of the world trade. The vast majority of the whole world's exports of finished cargoes are normally transported by the liner shipping companies having fixed schedules featuring rigid regularity, which allows the manufacturers to rely on the service enabling the famous just-in-time working philosophy.

The highest efficiency and also relatively low costs of the maritime container shipping makes the transportation costs nearly incidental to the landed prices of the exported goods, and this is truth in the most cases and for most types of cargoes, i.e. everything that could fit in a standard shipping container. The liner shipping industry traditionally plays critically important role in the worldwide transportation of goods, it is always demanding, interesting and in most cases complicated noting the number of port pairs commonly fitted into a loading/discharge schedule. The volume opens with a section providing definition of the liner trading.

The main content of the book covers such important aspects of liner trading as types of liner ships and cargoes handled, management and organization of liner shipping, containerization, unitization and intermodalism, co-operation between different operators, consortia, alliances, consolidation in liner shipping, development of the service networks, cargo selection, pricing, as well as the finance and legal aspects.

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