I should mention that although shipbroking/chartering can be taught (in my opinion) fairly quickly, this by no means is supposed to be a slur on the Industry itself. Most products or services that can be broked / brokered, dont take years to learn. Just because a ship is HUGE in stature doesnt make the process of fixing it any more difficult that someone who is broking a financial / Insurance product or even selling a commercial building for that matter. The idea that it would take a realtor 3 years before they have enough skill to sell a house, or a mortgage broker 2 years to sell his first mortgage package - is a little ludicrous.
Shipping is a different ballgame but not all that different.
Something to think about
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