Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade


Book Description

Dynasties of the Sea is the first book to examine one of the most
powerful forces in global trade and economic development: world shipping and
the magnates who drive the industry.

Operating from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo,
shipowners and their financiers have changed the world in every way.

From transporting agricultural products from Brazil to Africa and the Middle
East, to delivering Australian iron ore to China, to carrying Middle East crude
oil to Asia and the Americas, to carrying almost every article of clothing you
are wearing and every electronic device in the world, shipowners have enabled
global economic development and helped raise the global standard of living.

While ocean shipping remains one of the most important businesses in the world,
it is also one of the most volatile. Affected by such imponderables as weather
and political upheaval, shipowning cultures have maintained their commitment to
an industry that has endured for centuries - and will continue to endure for
centuries to come.

Profiles include Jim Tisch, Loews Corporation; John Fredriksen, Frontline Ltd.;
Angeliki Frangou, Navios Maritime Holdings; Peter Evensen, Teekay Corporation;
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs Group; Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., WL
Ross & Co.; Dagfinn Lunde, DVB Bank; Morten Arntzen, Overseas Shipholding
Group, Inc., and more.

The candid and detailed first-person profiles that comprise Dynasties of
the Sea
 provides critical insight into the psychology of today's
generation of shipping magnates, from how they view risk - politically,
economically and environmentally - to what they see transpiring in the world tomorrow.

Preface by Matthew McCleery, President, Marine Money International

Foreword by Lawrence B. Lindsey, Former Director of the National Economic

Afterward by Dr. Martin Stopford, President, Clarkson Research Services Ltd.