8 - Maritime Geography


"The impact of maritime geography is important in planning and negotiation."


Maritime geography is not just an interesting subject, but is important in planning and negotiation for people working in the shipping business.

Having an understanding of its impact on chartering is essential for people wanting to succeed as a chartered shipbroker.


This topic introduces you to some of the main areas of maritime geography including:

  • Latitude and longitude

  • Time & tides

  • Weather

  • Waterways

  • Ports

  • Geography of trade


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