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The aim of this subject is to provide an introduction to shipping markets, and to illustrate the strategies, principles and practice of commercial ship management. The subject is arranged in 12 modules. It starts by examining shipping freight markets. Ship chartering and charter parties are essential elements of commercial ship management and therefore a significant portion of this subject is devoted to these topics and their interrelation with shipping strategies.
The subject considers the role of liner shipping and shipping logistics and goes on to examine the common procedures and documentation involved in liner shipping. Finally, the subject briefly considers the topic of shipping and ecological sustainability.