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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

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A big thank you to all the readers of the e-books.

Great News - Since making the books available 3 weeks ago - Today sold my 30th book! 19 Inside Shiprbroking and 11 Fast Tracks.

Does anyone know how many I have to sell to make the NY times best seller list?

In all seriousness I am excited to have sold even one copy. The books allow a great outlet for my didactic nature, and the fact that 30 of you have purchased them is just a bonus.

Sofar the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I have beem amazed at the cross section of people who have taken the plunge.

Buyer of the books have been

2 Shipbrokers
3 Traineee shipbroker
Students from various backgrounds including the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers exams, Law and Business.
A Shipowner employee
A Senior ship operations person from a major shipowner
Various people with family/friend connections within the resource and shipping industries looking to get into shipping
The owner of an large third party logisitcs company looking to branch out.
A Seaman
A CEO of a mining company
2 shipping and investment related entrepreneurs
A Banking and Finance exec
and others who are just names on the paypal website!

(from all corners of the globe)

Thanks again for your support and feedback.

Keep in touch

The Virtual Shipbroker


  1. Just bought your book!
    Now I can prepare myself for a broker job.


    A happy maritime law student

  2. Ah! Welcome - another student law major. Hope you enjoy the book.

  3. Hi,

    I am a sailor and would lke to shift over to chartering/ broking with initially working for a shipping company / ship owner or broker.
    What al qualifications do I need to get a job, with my prsent experience as a sailor which i have been since 2003.
    I have also completed my BSc in Nautical Technology and have secured a distinction(78%) in BSc.
    I have a tanker experience.


    An unsatisfied Sailor

  4. Hi Ajit

    Shipbrokers and charterers do not need any formal qualifications.

    Best Regards