Since it was first published in 1964, Elements of Shipping has become established as a market leader. Now this new edition has been entirely updated and revised to take in the many changes that have occurred in the shipping industry in recent years and the increased emphasis placed on professionalism, qualified personnel and the need for the latest available technology.
With new chapters on seaports and electronic data interchange, it explains in a lucid, professional manner the basic elements of shipping embracing operating, e-commerce/computerization (shipboard/trade), commercial, legal, economic, technical, managerial, logistics and financial considerations. It also reflects recent major trends including the impact of globalization, current good practice and future trends. All twenty-two chapters have been updated and over half of the content is new.
Filling a gap for the discerning reader who wishes to have a complete understanding of all the elements of the global shipping scene together with the interface with seaports, international trade and logistics. It remains essential reading for shipping executives along with students and academics with an interest in the shipping industry.
About the Author
Alan E. Branch is International business/Shipping Consultant, Examiner in Shipping, Export Practice and International Marketing and Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff University, Reading University, Plymouth University, Leicester university, London City College and the Rennes International School of Business France.
2. The Ship
3. Ship Design and Construction
4. Ships and their Cargoes/Trades
5. Manning of Vessels
6. Customs House and Ships’ Papers
7. Maritime Canals and Inland Waterways
8. Services Performed by Principal Shipping Organizations
9. Passenger Fares and Freight Rates
10. Liner Conferences
11. Ship Operation
12. Bills of Lading
14. The Shipping Company
15. Charter Parties
18. Multi-modalism: Global Supply Chain Management and International Logistics
19. The International Consignment
20. Information Technology and Electronic Data Interchange
21. Ship Management
22. Political Aspects