September 7, 2016

Shipping Operations

A number of different organisations and agencies play a role in operating a ship efficiently. The diagram below shows some of the role players in operating a ship.
September 7, 2016

Role of a harbour as the interface between sea transport and other modes of transport  

A ship will come to a harbour to do one or more of the following load and/or discharge cargo take on fuel (“to bunker”) take on stores (food, deck stores or engineroom stores) undergo repairs or maintenance (which may include drydocking) in the case of passenger ships, to land and […]
September 7, 2016

Ship Owning

Anyone can become a ship owner – an individual, a company, a bank, a consortium of companies, or other group. Whoever owns a ship wants the ship to be an investment in terms of its ability to earn money by moving cargo, or by carrying passengers, or by providing a […]
September 7, 2016

The Structure of Shipping Companies

Below is the basic structure of a typical shipping company.