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Commercial Shipping Handbook


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Commercial Shipping Handbook

Commercial Shipping Handbook by Peter Brodie is a unique work, explaining in jargon-free, concise language the terms of the many activities that comprise shipping. Its logical and straightforward indexing makes locating the information you need fast and simple.

This book provides:

  • Documents used in international transport – what they cover, the different types and examples of each
  • The main organisations whose members contribute to international transport and their aims and objectives
  • Clauses appearing in bills of lading, voyage and time charters
  • Examples of principle documents
  • Definitions for terms and phrases frequently used in offers and counter-offers for charter ships
  • Types of ships, cargos , containers and ports
  • Surcharges
  • Chartering terms
  • Technical elements of shipping as they relate to the commercial operation