A broker who specializes in arranging charters, cargo space, and passenger bookings on ships.
- Many shipbrokers and ship managers are based in Hong Kong because many ships are owned or controlled here, it has excellent communications and is a good place for expatriates to live.
- The Florida-based company is not a shipbroker, but a ship manager.
- The Norwegian shipbroker said spot charter rates for a 74,000 dwt bulk carrier had fallen from a higher of US $53,500 this year to US $16,100 a day.
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