A 100 years or more ago many shipowners started as ships’ captains who had bought their own vessels and who sailed with them. Such men were complete masters of every aspect of the “shipowning” business; most were also traders, shipping and trade, then as now, going hand in hand. Later they remained ashore, employing their own captains as their fleets grew. Yet they retained full control of their businesses as indeed do some true shipowners today, notably in Greece and Norway, where they form a particular élite in their own countries.
- World Trade
- International Maritime Organization
- Shipping Industry
- Shipping Company
- Risky Business
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