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Monday, August 24, 2015

Who is watching and reading the VS Blog

Haven't done this for a while. Found that readers like to find out who else is reading the VS blog
Numbers are readers (page hits) this month total 12,390
Top 10
United States   2223
United Kingdom   1437
Singapore  1323
Russia  1013
India  978
Greece  487
France 482
United Arab Emirates 293
Ukraine 290
Germany 218

Some usuals not there ( in top 10) this month

C'mon Australia, Norway, Japan and Denmark!

Drop us a line and say hello from wherever you may be!



Monday, August 17, 2015

The VS Dry Cargo and Shipbroking Certificate

Every week I get an email or two asking about the next VS Dry Cargo and Shipbroking Certificate.

Due to time constraints (im a busy person you know) I have recently been running this program on a one on one - case by case basis..

Having said that I am really enjoying it at the moment and I am considering a larger intake around November this year.

So if you are keen to be part of this course check out the 'study' tab above, read the premise and drop me a line....

Spaces are always limited....

A question from a reader..

DamayantiAugust 13, 2015 at 7:16 AM
  1. Hey! Can you tell me the implications of the clause
    "Laycan: Prompt"? Would prompt in this case mean that the ship HAS to be available at the start of the laytime or within reasonable period?
Prompt merely means 'now onwards'..........
In a negotiation you would ask for clarification (real laycan) from the charterer...

Sunday, August 9, 2015


Still around just busy with stuff...

See broking circles awash with redundancies, mergers and restructuring as the poor market conditions really start to bite...

More to come