Shipbroking is the generic term people in the industry use to describe commercial shipping executives. Its the thing you write on your arrival card when you arrive in a new country. The role and the skills arent just reserved for shipbroking companies.
Shipbroking and its skill base are used in the following jobs..
b) Bulk shipowning
c) Freight trading / Shipoperating
d) Cargo chartering
Although there are slight differences in the skill sets the jobs are pretty much interchangeable.
Amongst the 4 headings above are numerous subsets which make up the entire bulk commercial shipping fraternity. Its a wide and varied game. Some segents pay more than others. Some positions are more powerful than others and some are easier to gain entry to than others. At the end of the day entry throws you into the wider industry melting pot and movement is the norm rather than the exception.
Check out my E-book 'Inside Shipbroking' for full explanations and strategies relating to working in all the above environs!
- 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 © 2009-17 by Virtualshipbroker