This book covers the subjects of break bulk cargo, general cargo and project cargo, and how these cargoes are shipped. It deals with the cargoes themselves, the vessels used for their carriage, and how the carriage is managed using the process of vessel chartering. Alongside these, it also covers offshore vessel management and how offshore supply vessels are used to carry cargoes to offshore oil & gas installations.
Break bulk cargo covers a wide variety of cargoes, from project cargo to more varied cargoes carried on an ad hoc basis, often between ports that are not equipped for container traffic. It also covers the carriage of specific cargoes that cannot fit inside or are unsuitable for containers. This includes the carriage of cargoes for major projects, and cargoes for the offshore sector, which is an area which is covered in a specific section in the book concerning the use of offshore supply vessels. To date, only minor elements of shipping books cover this kind of trade, hence the need for a new book that specifically covers this subject. The focus of this book is providing expert insights and detailed explanations of the practical issues related to all aspects of break bulk and general cargo management.
The book is written for legal practitioners, shipping managers, managers of project cargo, oil & gas companies, shipping professionals, charterers, shipbrokers, shippers and anybody else involved in ad hoc vessel chartering for the carriage of break bulk, general and project cargoes. It will also serve as a valuable resource for students of shipping.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION - INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CARGO SHIPPING
CHAPTER ONE - BREAK BULK SHIPPING
CHAPTER TWO - THE GLOBALISATION OF BREAK BULK
CHAPTER THREE - BREAK BULK CARGO
CHAPTER FOUR – BREAK BULK STORAGE
CHAPTER FIVE - INCOTERMS 2010 & 2020
CHAPTER SIX – BIMCO & THE BALTIC EXCHANGE
CHAPTER SEVEN - VESSEL OWNERSHIP & CHARTERING: WHATS IN A CONTRACT?
CHAPTER EIGHT - CHARTERING DOCUMENTATION
CHAPTER NINE – BREAK BULK AND CHARTER PARTY FREIGHT CALCULATIONS
CHAPTER TEN - PROJECT CARGO MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER ELEVEN – PROJECT CARGO INSURANCE
CHAPTER TWELVE - OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSEL CHARTERING
Mark Rowbotham is an International Consultant, Trainer and writer in Customs and VAT Compliance and Risk issues, as well as other areas including International Trade, Excise, Export Controls, Oil & Gas Offshore and Marine issues. He has spent a considerable length of time working in both the Government, Commercial and Academic sectors. He deals primarily with Compliance, Control and Procedural issues in Customs, Excise, VAT and Logistics, and is a trainer in these issues as well as International Trade, the Supply Chain, Finance and Risk Management courses.