Business of Shipping
by Kendall, Lane C. & James J. Buckley
8th ed. Long acknowledged as the most comprehensive and authoritative book in this field, it describes and analyzes the shipping business as it exists today. Topics covered include the significance of marine transportation, government involvement in regulating the industry, tramp shipping, liner service, the passenger cruise business, vessel management, cargo documentation, shoreside activities such as terminal operations, ship husbandry, and bunkering procedures, as well as the actual functioning of the many segments of a shipping company operation.