This is my first crack at a blog and many things have only now just occured to me.
It is entirely possible that no-one will ever see this blog....thats a lonely thought.
Also it occurs to me that I probably need to blog something remotely interesting in order to grab 'the viewers' attention.
Shipping is a fairly dry subject but below the surface is an entire subculture in desperate need of exposure. Think big money, think old money, think travel, think flashy suits and fast cars, think corruption, think secret gentlemans buisness, think glamour - think Shipping.
Interesting point one - A Shipbroker / Freight trader / Bulk shipping boffin is one of the highest paid professionals in the world. And the best part is that in most cases you dont need any qualifications. So whats the going rate?
Junior less than 3 years experience - USD 30-60k
Mid level 3-7 years experience USD 70-120k
Senior exec USD 150-300k
C level USD 300k plus
Not bad hey!
But the question is How does one become a 'Bulk Shipping Executive?' Thats why I wrote 'Inside Shipbroking!' - check it out when you get the chance.
An update for shipbroker salaries http://virtualshipbroker.blogspot.com/2010/05/shipbroking-and-chartering-salaries-and.html
The Virtual Shipbroker
- The Virtual Shipbroker
- Hi. I am a shipping company director, transport academic, author, family man and all round nice guy. I have worked as shipbroker, shipowner, freight trader and bulk charterer, in senior positions, with some of the largest and most disrespected (joke) companies in the world. Ask my advice on all things shipping and you will receive my blunt and always honest answer. Hang around to learn more about chartering and ship broker salaries, chartering and ship broker jobs, chartering and shipbroker recruitment agencies, cheap freight, maritime education, chartering and ship broker qualifications, become a ship broker, tips on how to be a successful bulk shipping executive, philosophy, Zen and the art of shipbroking, and much more. Yours The Virtual Shipbroker (recently proclaimed the guru of shipbroking) Copyright © 2009-14 by Virtualshipbroker