About the Author
Alan Branch was International Business/Shipping Consultant, Examiner in Shipping, Export Practice and International Marketing and Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff University, Reading University, Plymouth University, Leicester University, London City College and the Rennes International School of Business, France. He passed away on April 2nd 2007.Michael Robarts, Master Mariner, FICS, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and guest lecturers in maritime subjects. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Commercial Management (ICM) and a course leader for their Maritime Management Diploma programme. This book is dedicated to Alan Edward Branch. 1933-2009 Alan Branch had his first book published in 1964 and since wrote numerous books covering all aspects of Shipping including Management, Economics and Marketing. He held many lecturing posts on the subject including City University and Kingston. He began his career at British Rail then moved to Sea Containers before retiring to lecturing and writing.