This professional development course focuses upon the financing options to purchase a ship before considering capital and operating costs, and how to successfully run the business. It is a relevant programme for small and medium-size ship owning companies, including entrepreneurial start-ups, and delivers insight into financing decision-making at each point in the cycle, from boom through to bust.
The integration of alternative financing techniques into practical aspects of shipping business is explored, and how fixed and variable costs, and capital expenditure, can be covered out o traditionally unstable earnings. The student will analyse the perspectives of borrowers, lenders and investors on the important issues of risk, security, asset values and the dilemma of whether to fix a vessel in a medium-term contractual commitment (Charterparty), or instead seize opportunities available in the spot market.
- Shipping executives,
- Investment organisations,
- Risk advisors,
- Asset and fund managers,
- Private practitioners considering investment
- Lawyers and accountants who need to gain different perspectives on the industry and insights into their clients’ businesses
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