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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 © 2020 by Virtualshipbroker Contact virtualshipbroker@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

10 years and still going strong

Hi all

Can you believe its been 10 years?

A decade is a long time - Shipping has gone through a pretty intense period of consolidation and upheaval.

Slowly I too have gone through a period of change and as you guys know I moved away from being an active poster quite a few years ago. The blog though remains one of my greatest achievements and to this day I receive many a heart felt email from readers who find enormous value from visiting the blog and buying my books. To those who have taken the time to write to me I can only say thank you. Some messages have brought me close to tears hearing about the impact as we have made a journey together navigating the crazy world of international shipbroking and chartering.

I do get the occasional email asking if the books are still available and the answer is yes.

Inside Shipbroking, Shipbroker fast Track and Starting a shipbroking business - although 10 years old are still pretty much spot on and an important read for any new comer (or old timer looking for an edge). There have been some minor technological changes since the books were written but the main premise for each book remains relevant today as it was 10 years ago.

Inside shipbroking has now sold over 5,000 copies into 75 countries, is in 5 maritime libraries around the globe.

These days I am less involved in shipping. My golf game is improving, I am a football (soccer) dad, Ballet dad and husband to an awesome lady. Most of my day is taken up educating young people in a more formal setting (than this blog) so that keeps me young.

I do miss the cut and thrust of the deal though - so I am happy to know that my books are still having an effect. Not only am i happy that my books help close deals - but i reckon in a small way I have influenced the way deals are done. Respect!

Love you all (like a brother)

Send me an email to say hi

email: virtualshipbroker@yahoo.com