The International Handbook of Shipping Finance

Theory and Practice

  • Manolis G. Kavussanos
  • Ilias D. Visvikis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlii
  2. Jan-Henrik Hübner
    Pages 1-39
  3. Fotis Giannakoulis
    Pages 71-94
  4. Charles R. Cushing
    Pages 95-124
  5. George Paleokrassas
    Pages 125-145
  6. Basil M. Karatzas
    Pages 147-168
  7. Jeffrey Pribor, Cecilie Skajem Lind
    Pages 169-189
  8. Ioannis Alexopoulos, Nikos Stratis
    Pages 191-211
  9. Kyriakos Spoullos
    Pages 213-229
  10. Simon D. Norton, Claudio Chiste
    Pages 231-252
  11. Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, Philippos Tsamanis
    Pages 253-266
  12. Marc A. Huybrechts, Theodora Nikaki
    Pages 267-283
  13. Stefan Albertijn, Wolfgang Drobetz, Max Johns
    Pages 285-313
  14. Manolis G. Kavussanos, Ilias D. Visvikis
    Pages 337-370
  15. George Alexandridis, Manish Singh
    Pages 371-413
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 415-430

About this book


The International Handbook of Shipping Finance is a one-stop resource, offering comprehensive reference to theory and practice in the area of shipping finance. In the multibillion dollar international shipping industry, it is important to understand the various issues involved in the finance of the sector. This involves the identification and evaluation of the alternative sources of capital available for financing the ships, including the appraisal and budgeting of shipping investment projects; legal and insurance aspects of ship finance; the financial analysis and modelling of investment projects; mergers and acquisitions; and the commercial and market risk management issues involved.

Edited by two leading academics in this area, and with contributions from 25 prominent market practitioners and academics over 16 chapters, this Handbook covers shipping finance and banking, maritime financial management and investments. As such, it includes: shipping markets; asset backed finance; shipbuilding finance; debt finance; public and private equity and debt markets; structured finance; legal aspects and key clauses of ship mortgages; marine insurance; mechanisms for handling defaulted loans; investment appraisal and capital budgeting; financial analysis and investment modelling; business risk management and freight derivatives; and mergers and acquisitions. Thus, the Handbook offers a rigorous understanding of the different aspects of modern shipping finance and maritime financial management and investments, the various characteristics of the available products, the capital needs and requirements, and a clear view on the different financial management strategies through a series of practical examples and applications. Technical where appropriate, but grounded in market reality, this is a “must-have” reference for anyone involved in shipping finance, from bank practitioners and commodity trading houses, to shipbrokers, lawyers and insurance houses as well as to university students studying shipping finance. 




financial management shipping loans freight derivatives shipping debt equity and shipping legal and shipping maritime risk management in shipping

Editors and affiliations

  • Manolis G. Kavussanos
    • 1
  • Ilias D. Visvikis
    • 2
  1. 1.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece
  2. 2.World Maritime University MalmöSweden

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