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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

Sunday, June 2, 2013

So who is reading the virtual shipbroker?

Its sometimes a little lonely reading (and writing) a blog so occasionally I check out where my audience is coming from. I occasionally let you guys know the details just so that you know you are not alone as VS avid readers. This month was a good month (readership continues to grow) and had approx. 12,000 individual page views. So who's reading?

Last Months Top 10

United States 1959

United Kingdom 1721

Singapore 1442

India 778

Greece 484

Germany 392

Australia 331

France 261

Spain 256

Turkey 253
France and Spain readership seems to be growing and for the first time they make the top 10. Usually Denmark and Norway come in between 6 and 8 but alas not this month. Must be the warmer weather.
Otherwise all the top maritime nations are there except off course our east Asian friends Japan, South Korea and China who have never been huge readers of these types of blogs (including financial ones too) for various cultural reasons.
I will take readers from anywhere - even North Korea or from my home town the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. I have been speaking to the king about opening a local branch of the Institute of Shipbrokers possibly in one of the local Monastery's that isn't getting much use. But the king quite wisely stated that having a group of shipbrokers regularly attend a monastery is about as likely as the Italian mafia visiting the Vatican....hang on....maybe this could happen...leave it with me.


  1. Hi VS,

    Are any readers fm Romania?


  2. Hi VS,Greetings from China~

    You cannot imagine how hard I could get the access to your blog...

    Nice blog!I will keep following up (try my best to get the access)

    Wish you all the best!

    Cecilia from Shanghai,China

    1. I can totally understand you although I am in Hong Kong now and the internet control policy is not a problem here.
      We Chinese readers love VS very much, right?


      Phyllis Wang

  3. Dear Vs, THe king of bhutan is right.. I have been reading the blog for more than a yaer.. today have purchased your books. Thanks to you, I have learnt a lot.

    Thanks & best regards
    Malarvizhi shoba

  4. Hi VS, greetings from Uruguay
    I'm a follower of your blog
    best regards,
    Pablo Sanabria

  5. Hi there, you're blog is great. Thank you for your contribution. Reading from Canada!