Long acknowledged as the most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field, this sixth edition of The Business of Shipping has been completely revised and updated. Describing and analyzing the shipping business as it exists today, the book is intended for executives and others who may be specialists in one branch of the business, but only marginally knowledgeable about its other aspects. It will also familiarize newcomers with the many facets of the shipping enterprise. Although not written as a textbook, it could be used as a basic resource for any marine transportation course. The topics covered include tramp shipping; liner service; the passenger cruise business; shoreside activities, such as terminal operations, ship supply, and bunkering procedures; the actual functioning of many segments of a shipping company organization; and, uniquely, the management of tankers, including chemical carriers and liquefied gas transporters. The book's scope is broader and more attuned to the working of the industry than most other books on marine transportation. Long acknowledged as the most comprehensive and authoritative book in its field. Includes intermodal developments, the renaissance of cruise lines, and more.