Cargo management, especially in the maritime sphere, plays a vital role in the transfer of goods between seller and buyer. However, despite over 90% of the world’s international trade being conducted by sea, often very little is known about this subject by either party.
This unique text provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principal elements involved in the management of marine cargo and the carriage of goods by sea. Not only does it analyse key theories and debates in the maritime freight sector, it is equally instructive on practice and logistics. Furthermore, the book provides a thorough guide to the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in this dynamic industry.
This second edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate the very latest changes in cargo management legislation and procedures, including:
This is an essential guide for shipping professionals, academics and students of marine logistics, and international trade.
1. The Maritime Sector 2. Cargoes And Vessels 3. Chartering And Bulk Carriage 4. Organisations And Processes 5. Legal, Financial And Insurance Issues 6. Compliances And Controls 7. Roles And Responsibilities 8. Awareness & Vigilance 9. Offshore Oil & Gas Supply Management 10. Summary and Appraisal
Our practical guides focus on the latest developments in the key sectors of the maritime industry, from port management to the carriage of goods by sea, and are designed as day-to-day manuals for busy ship and shore-based maritime professionals.
These indispensable titles deal with commercial shipping practice, operation, logistics and management, and are filled with useful case studies and applied examples of the sector under discussion.