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A Ships Life

The moment the idea of ordering a ship takes root marks the start of an incredible journey that will pull together people throughout the world and from all walks of life, as they work to support the truly international business of shipping.

Whether it’s the lawyer checking the contracts, the financier delivering the capital, the seafarer crewing the ship, the port worker handling the cargo, the broker arranging insurance, the pilot charting a safe course, the haulier trucking the goods, the police officer maintaining a secure port, or the chaplain supporting seafarers, the shipping industry is alive with activity 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This section will explain the different segments involved in a ship’s life cycle, starting with the ordering process, moving to its operation and finishing with its last journey to the ship recyclers.