Dede’s Law and Business Series:

Effect of shipping cycle stages on financing options for maritime players (2)

Effect of shipping cycle stages on financing options for maritime players (2)

By Foluke Akinmoladun The shipping cycle can be categorised by the markets and economics that define its movement. A poor…
Effect of shipping cycle stages on financing options for maritime players (1)

Effect of shipping cycle stages on financing options for maritime players (1)

By Foluke Akinmoladun The different stages of the shipping cycle affect ship owners, shippers and ship builders in different ways.…
Credit assessment in debt finance for shipping transactions(2)

Credit assessment in debt finance for shipping transactions(2)

By Foluke Akinmoladun Once a lender has completed a vessel analysis for the purposes of credit assessment, other analysis it…
Credit assessment in debt finance for shipping transactions (1)

Credit assessment in debt finance for shipping transactions (1)

By Foluke Akinmoladun There are two major ways in which ship acquisition or operations can be financed. It can be…
Use of third-party managers in shipping operations

Use of third-party managers in shipping operations

By Foluke Akinmoladun Third party ship managers are managers of commercial shipping activities that fall into any of the categories…
Commercial shipping and outsourcing of operations

Commercial shipping and outsourcing of operations

By Foluke Akinmoladun Except for brief periods, profit margins in commercial shipping are usually slim, as it is a highly…
Shipping cycles: Difficulty companies face in raising bank loans in international market

Shipping cycles: Difficulty companies face in raising bank loans in international market

By Foluke Akinmoladun The four stages of the shipping cycle, all based on customer demand, are trough, recovery, peak and…
Step By Step Guide on how to register a ship in Nigeria (2)

Step By Step Guide on how to register a ship in Nigeria (2)

By Foluke Akinmoladu  Procedure for Registration • The owner of the Ship or their agents will submit a letter of…
Step By Step Guide on how to register a ship in Nigeria (1)

Step By Step Guide on how to register a ship in Nigeria (1)

By Foluke Akinmoladun Vessels are not permitted to just roam and rove the Nigerian waterways without having been first properly…
Introduction To Shipping Business (2)

Introduction To Shipping Business (2)

CLASSIFICATION OF MERCHANT SHIPPING Merchant shipping is broadly classified into Liner services and Tramp shipping. While there are some similarities,…
Introduction To Shipping Business (1)

Introduction To Shipping Business (1)

By Foluke Akinmoladun The maritime industry encompasses all businesses and commercial activities relating to navigable waters such as the seas,…
A brief note on financing ship acquisition in developing countries- Nigeria (2)

A brief note on financing ship acquisition in developing countries- Nigeria (2)

By Foluke Akinmoladun A major factor that investors look out for when looking into investing in ship acquisition, is corporate…
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