As the shipping industry evolves, and global trade continues to grow, so does the amount of port agents on offer to shipping companies. As a consequence, choosing the right one is more important than ever. In this article, Jesper Steenbuch, Managing Director of Wave Shipping, gives us his recommendations on what to look for when choosing a port agent to always ensure a successful call.
Following our guide to marine coatings, welcome to the second of Marine Trader's briefing papers on essential products and services. The briefings have been created as reference tools for everyday practice and, in particular, to help distance learning candidates studying for the IMPA Diploma in marine purchasing and supply.
In this issue, we draw on the long experience of IMPA president Jan R. Johannessen, purchasing manager at Fred. Olsen Marine Services, for some crucial pointers on the key function of logistics.