The classic Business of Shipping (now in its ninth edition) remains North America? most comprehensive industry-focused book that explains and analyzes marine transportation and related industries, both domestic and international. This is an authoritative text that is required reading for a newcomer looking to understand basic shipping operations, regulations, and international cargo movement, or a specialized professional seeking insight into other industry segments. Revised and fully updated, the ninth edition reaffirms its status as the cornerstone text in marine transportation education.
Ira Breskin is a senior lecturer at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx, NY, where he teaches courses in maritime economics, operations and regulation. Prior to joining SUNY Maritime he was a business journalist for about 25 years, covering corporate strategy, international trade, and transportation for a number of publications, including?Investor? Business Daily?and?The Journal of Commerce. Breskin has two master? degrees: a MBA from Dowling College and MSc in International Trade and Transportation from SUNY Maritime. Breskin also completed a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, from which he received a BA, and a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship at Mystic Seaport. He lives in Great Neck, New York, with his wife Terry and daughter Marti.

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