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Sunday, April 11, 2010

A message from a Chinese (mainland) reader

shuai said...

Hi VS,

I have a couple questions about shipbroker career and hope you could kindly share your insight.

Im in the 2rd year of my Uni in China.You know,China is growing to be stronger and stronger in ship market.According to the nation`policy, think Shanghai is doomed to turn into marine center.So the demand of shipbrokers is huge.I want to be a shipbroker.then what can I do as a Uni student?

April 7, 2010 5:36 PM

Hello Shuai
Shanghai and Beijing are both major chartering centres (these days). I visit both often.
If is was in your position I would look for a good 'maritime degree' and also try and complete the ICS shipbroking exams.
The fact that you already have good written English is a excellent start for becoming a shipbroker. China is indeed booming and an exciting place to be.
Try reading 'Inside Shipbroking' where I give some excellent tips for on how to leverage your time at university.
Hope this helps

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