Shipping Industry


The 2013 release of the Ernst & Young's annual Shipping Industry Almanac. Just note that we may also offer you to have a look into 2014, 2015 and 2016 releases. The publication is intended to keep all people having some interest in maritime shipping industry updated with everything taking place therein so that they are updated with all happenings.

In order to have a complete picture of what is going on and has been going on in the industry we would recommend our visitors to download all available issues of the Almanac. The main idea of the compilers of the Almanac was to keep EY friends and clients informed paying due attention to the details.

The content of the Almanac is based on the valuable inputs from more than a hundred of shipping executives working for more than fifty companies spread all around the world. As it is the case with all other issues of Almanac, this one covers such important subject as corporate structure, taxes, registration requirements, human capital and others.

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The present publication was prepared to discuss the major problems associated with the liabilities of the modern marine transporters, with the main emphasis placed on the role played by the recently introduced technological advances currently employed in order to provide necessary support to the maritime transportation.

The author has duly examined the Hague Rules and provided the detailed and informative overview of the precedent standard together with the historical background and development. Two studies have been presented and analyzed, taken from the American and British case laws. The content of the publication is presented is a way making the understanding of the material easier even to the non-professionals, while of course some general knowledge of the subject is expected from the reader.

The marine transportation of the cargo is the most effective transportation means and the most popular of those applied in the international trade. Nowadays, the economies of the majority of the countries is measured based on the payment balance of the exported/imported goods, and this is the reason why the international maritime shipping industry is considered critically important to both private and public sector.

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The present publication contains the report examining the concept of value creation within the international maritime shipping industry, addressing the transportation chain. The subject aspect should be considered as a sort of network where the shipping companies, i.e. carriers, as well as third parties render the services of cargo transportation.

The major stakeholders here are the carriers themselves, adding value to the shippers through transportation of the cargoes from places with the excessive supply to the ones where the demand it too high. This document is actually intended to provide some valuable insight to the subject topic and examine the logic of value creation in detail.

The authors have also tried to explain the roles played by the key players of the game with the particular focus on how exactly they create value. The content is built on the outcomes of the numerous interviews with the recognized industry professionals sharing their knowledge and experience that would definitely be of high use for the readers.

Compiled by the leading specialists of the well-known and respected CBS Maritime, the title can be recommended to everyone involved in the shipping industry and willing to have due understanding of the basic principles.

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The present publication was prepared by the World Maritime University to provide all interested parties with the general overview of the ongoing challenged and trends in the modern MEM, standing for the maritime energy management. In order for the energy efficient and low-carbon-emission future to be eventually achieved, all actions shall be duly coordinated and this is where the energy management is coming into action, providing the regulatory framework that is directly aimed at the reduction of the GHG emissions commonly originating from the activities of the international maritime shipping industry.

The content of the book will familiarize you with the current situation in this field, paving the proper way for all of us to find the correct solutions to those challenges. There are six areas covered by the authors, starting from the applicable regulations and then proceeding to the ship design considering all aspects of energy efficiency, port operations, and economic dimensions and, finally, marine renewable energy and different alternative fuels – here you will find information about the wind-assistant propulsion, as well. The book will be helpful to both practitioners and people having the academic interest in the subject.

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For many years, the bulk maritime shipping has been utilized in order to lower the transportation. The development of the tanker transportation was directly connected with the flourishing of the oil exploration. This book will be of particular use to the people interested in the historical background of the maritime transportation of oil and its products.

After the introductory part, the reader will be given some information on the tanker freights and then the one where the important aspects of ship registration are addressed together with the so-called flags of convenience. The case of the Rhodesian Oil Embargo has been dealt with in a separate chapter. Of course, due attention has been paid by the author to the maritime security matters, considering their critical importance, and tanker wars.

In addition, the oil pollution aspects have been discussed; needless to say that the protection of the marine environment is one of the items to be carefully considered when arranging any maritime transportation of any cargo, but especially the oil cargo. The book will serve as a good reference publication when discussing the oil transportation looking from the historic perspective.

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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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As we all know, some changes of fundamental nature did come to the maritime Arctic region in the beginning of our century. Those interested in the subject are aware of the fact that the ice covering the surface of the Arctic Ocean is being transformed in terms of its character, as well as extent and thickness of the ice layer. The Arctic is integrating into the global economy owing to the active exploration and development of the oil, gas and other natural resources in the area.

The subject developments in economy create a need for the systems of marine transportation that would be capable of operating in the safe and effective manner, considering the coverage of the waters by ice. The present publication addresses the perspectives of the Arctic environments undergoing the changes, with the due attention paid to the opportunities presented for the maritime shipping industry.

They have also focused on the increasing interest in the development of the new trade routes in the Arctic region as well as the important aspects of the commercial maritime transportation and development of the natural resources mentioned above. One of the critical steps towards the Arctic stewardship was introduction and implementation of the IMO Polar Code.

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Despite all the numerous efforts made by the maritime authorities as well as the coastal officials, the ships engaged in the transportation off the oil cargo still need so much of assistance when it comes to working in the proximity of the environmentally sensitive areas. The three recent casualties involving tankers showed that the due attention should be paid to the subject in order to avoid the reoccurrence.

The present publication was prepared to provide all interested readers with the valuable information in this respect. According to the reader reviews, the author of the book has presented the contents in a remarkably attractive was making reading it very intriguing. The author made a brilliant historical combination of the events that took place in the recent years but in fact are not depicted in detailed in most of the publications – this is the gap which the author wanted to fill.

The efforts taken by the author have eventually resulted in the impressive title that immediately gained popularity in the industry. We definitely recommend this book, and not only to the people working on tankers or engaged in tanker shipping but to all those caring about the safety of the shipping an protection of the marine environment. я

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