The Business of Shipping
By Ira Breskin
9th Edition

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Newly released, The Business of Shipping (9th edition) has been substantially revised and updated to make timely and relevant this classic volume.  New chapters analyze ever changing domestic shipping operations, environmental rules and regulations and supply chain software that monitors and controls cargo routing,  providing a comprehensive and contemporary view of this dynamic and essential transportation mode.

These enhancements mean this book remains North America’s most comprehensive industry-focused volume that explains and analyzes (in an historical context) marine transportation and related sectors, both domestic and international. Two dozen new photographs illustrate important trends.

This authoritative text is required reading for a newcomer looking to understand basic shipping operations, regulations, and international cargo movement, or a specialized professional seeking insight into disparate industry segments. Given the substantial upgrade, the ninth edition reaffirms its claim as the cornerstone text in marine transportation education.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 72 b/w images | 448 pp
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5472-4 | Hard cover, online

“It is the place to go to start shipping industry research.”

Rear Admiral Richard Larrabee, USCG (Ret)
-Former Port Director, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The Business of Shipping is packed with information and written in a clean, lively style. Ira Breskin has a particular talent for explaining complex ideas in plain English. I think this book would be a valuable resource for anyone with a serious interest in the shipping industry.​”

Wiliam Geroux
-Author, The Ghost Ships of Archangel and The Mathews Men

“Ira Breskin’s book delves into what goes on behind the scenes to make container shipping and the web of supply chains interact as smoothly and seamlessly as possible – notwithstanding ongoing challenges.”

Janet Porter, Chair of Lloyd’s List Editorial Board
-Former Editor-in-Chief Containers, Lloyd’s List


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