by Michael D. Tusiani
These books give an expert overview of all aspects of today’s petroleum shipping industry.
Volume I: A Nontechnical Guide, covers the history of energy imports as well as important characteristics of oil tankers, liquified petroleum gas carriers, and liquified natural gas carriers.
Volume II: Practices and Operations, covers all the aspects of vessel operation and other matters that are common to all vessel types.
These books are special order and may take 4-6 weeks for delivery.
- Oil: an introduction to shipping
- Why tanker owners?
- Pre-Onassis era
- Onassis era
- Post-Onassis era: Creating and dealing with the surplus
- Refinery operation
- Tanker demand
- Tanker design and employment patterns
- Forecasting tanker rates
- Oil pollution liability
- LPG carriers
- LNG carriers
- Ship brokerage
- S&P and project brokerage
- Single voyage charters
- Ship operation and international regulation
- Oil spill prevention and quality assurance
- Initiatives by classification societies, owners, and oil companies
- Flag and Port state control
- Voyage costs: port changes
- Voyage costs: manning, supplies & maintenance
- Operating costs: marine insurance
- Operating costs: the shore-based organization
- Owner's investment analysis of a vessel
- Banker's credit analysis of a vessel
- Mezzanine, lease and equity financing