This book focuses on economic, technological, legal, political, and institutional developments and relationships in the ocean shipping industry. It provides a basis for understanding how the industry functions and the problems and issues that arise because of its international character. .
1. Merchant Shipping in Transition: An Overview 2. Transportation Economics 3. Basic Concepts and Principles 4. Freight Rates and Tariffs 5. The Elements of Ocean Shipping 6. Functional Types of Ships 7. Types of Transport Contracts 8. Marine Insurance 9. Rate Determination: The Tramp and Liner Markets 10. Flags of Registry 11. International Organizations