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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Free Shipping!

When researching the content for this blog it amused me these are the two most googled shipping 'keywords' - "Free Shipping".

Everyone hates to pay for transport and I can understand that. Unfortunatley nothing is free.

Their is hope though. Shipping over the years has morphed from a 'cost' industry into what is now sometimes described as a 'commodity' based industry. Freight is a commodity that can be traded in the physical and on the futures markets, so the smart ones, ie those that know how to trade freight and pick the market, may indeed succeed in finding 'free shipping'!

The Virtual Shipbroker

1 comment:

  1. Hi. Am a student of LLM Maritime Law. Will doing ICS along with it give an added advantage in shipping industry like placements in companies etc?
    What are the job prospects in general for a maritime law degree holder in the industry?