What’s it like working as a Ship Broker?
Ship broking is an exciting and potentially financially rewarding career, with options to work at ship broking companies around the world. Acting as an intermediary, a Ship Broker negotiates and attempts to seal a deal between shipowners and charterers or the buyers and sellers of ships in return for a commission payment.
The dynamic nature of the business means that Ship Brokers must be in touch with the market, so that they are well positioned to close a contract between two parties when the opportunity arises. Working hours can be demanding with Ship Brokers expected to be alert to the different trading zones of Asia, Europe and the Americas. They may also have to commit to on-call periods out of office hours to ensure the 24/7 coverage needed in this fast-moving and competitive industry.