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Voyage Estimating – A Simplified Example

This article attempts to provide you with the basics of voyage estimation based on a full and complete cargo loading from one port and discharging at one port.  All aspects of the voyage calculation and supplementary information have all been simplified. You are an Owner. You have received an inquiry from a potential Charterer from Houston, TX, USA to Moji, Japan for the carriage of Read More →

Main details of a firm offer – Time Charter

There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for time chartering business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients of “main terms”: Reply by: Time, Date, Place (this is a time limit) For Account Of: Name of Charterer Name of Ship & Description: Important to add speed and bunker consumption Present Position and ETA Read More →

Main details of a firm offer – Voyage Business

There are of course many things to consider when making a firm offer for voyage business. Here is a list of what we consider to be the main ingredients: Reply by: Time, Date, Place For Account Of: Name of Charterers. Name of Ship & Description: Present Position and ETA or readiness: Cargo Quantity and Description: eg. 5% More or Less (MOL) Charterer’s Options (CHOPT) Load Read More →

The Pirates are NOT in East Africa!

We have seen all the headlines on the news; Gulf of Aden, Pirates, Hijack and Ransom.  Most of the focus these days is being given to the Gulf of Aden, just south of the Suez Canal.  We have all heard about the very published story of Maersk Alabama and more recently the very gallant rescue of her Captain from the pirates.  I think if you Read More →