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Each Maritime Lecture has up to 8 Units.  Click the links below to view a Maritime Lecture and its Units.

Lecture 1: Sea transport and the world economy

Lecture 2: Introduction to Maritime Transport

Lecture 3: Shipping Market Cycles

Lecture 4: Supply, Demand and Freight Rates

Lecture 5: The Four Shipping Markets

Lecture 6: Costs, revenue & financial performance

Lecture 7: Financing ships & shipping companies

Lecture 8: Risk, return and company economics

Lecture 9: The Geography of Maritime Trade

Lecture 10: The Principles of Maritime Trade
Lecture 11: Transport of Bulk Cargo
Lecture 12: Transport of Specialised Cargoes
Lecture 13: The Economics of Liner Shipping
Lecture 14: The Ships that supply the Transport
Lecture 15: The Economics of Shipbuilding and Scrapping
Lecture 16: The Regulation of the Maritime Industry
Lecture 17: Forecasting and Market Research
Lecture 18: An Introduction to Ship Market Modelling
Lecture 19: Valuing Ships for Transactions
Lecture 20: References and recommended reading

Benchmark Shipping: Finance

It's been nothing but expense! The CEO has bought a large farm in Staffordshire from which to run his maritime empire, but the property is without internet access which one would have thought a sine qua non these days.

A banker has not yet been appointed, but we suspect his first task will be to wind up the company before even more debts are incurred.  On the other hand the shipping business is filled with eccentric millionaires, so Dr. Stopford might just be proved right!

Come back next month or sooner, and see whether there are any dramatic changes to the company's financial situation.