Trade ships


Buy or sell ships on behalf of a private customer or corporate customer. This includes negotiating with shipowners and clients, finalising contracts between the two and arranging the logistical part of the sale.

Alternative labels

trade shipping vessels
contract ships
deal in ships
market ships

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Trade ships is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Shipbroker: Shipbrokers act as intermediaries between buyers and sellers of ships, cargospace on ships and charter ships for the transfer of cargo. They inform clients on the shipping market mechanisms and movements, report on vessel and cargospace prices and sales, and negotiate not only the cost of the vessels, cargospace or cargo but also the logistical requirements for the transfer of the vessel or commodity cargo to the buyers.

Optional skill

Trade ships is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Trade ships – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022