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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: Monthly Report

Benchmark Shipping has not yet been floated (if you'll excuse the pun) so no monthly report has been produced.  So far there are no ships and no orders - but we all have to start somewhere!

The company is the brainchild of Martin Stopford and promises to give you plenty of inside information on how a shipping company operates.  Did you know that all shipping companies lie through their teeth about the income they are generating?! Find out the truth here, as the saga of Benchmark Shipping starts to unfold.


Benchmark Shipping

is a virtual shipowning company with the following real Board of Directors:

CEO: Dr Martin Stopford
Ship Broker: TBA
Accountant: TBA
Chartering Broker: TBA
Technical Manager: TBA
Banker: TBA