Intended for anyone involved in port operations, finance, insurance, surveying, maritime economics, securities and banking, this is a comprehensive glossary of terms, acronyms and abbreviations used in the world of shipping and marine finance. In a world where new methods and systems are constantly being developed and where acronyms and abbreviations are frequently used in contracts and agreements, it is a handy guide that explains the meanings of hundreds of terms, and will be ideal for students as well as practicing professionals.
Honore Paelinck is a Master of Economics & Maritime Sciences and a Master in Maritime Law. After a seafaring career of seven years he worked in the ship repair and cargo handling business in the Port of Antwerp. Between 1991 and 2005 he was Managing Director of his own consulting firm, Port & Transport Consulting, and has worked regularly for the World Bank, the European Commission and several international banking organisations and private enterprises. He writes regularly on ports, economics and shipping.