Hey! Could somebody describe the daily routine and tasks of a junior SnP broker? Also, what skills should somebody have in order to start their career as a SnP broker as per your view or personal experience?
A shipbroker specializing in the sale and purchase of ships, also known as a sale and purchase (S&P) shipbroker, is responsible for facilitating the sale and purchase of ships between buyers and sellers. Here is a general outline of the routine of a S&P shipbroker:
- Marketing: The S&P shipbroker markets ships for sale to potential buyers and promotes available ships to sellers. This can be done through various channels, such as online platforms, industry events, and networking with other professionals in the shipping industry.
- Identifying buyers and sellers: The S&P shipbroker identifies buyers and sellers who are interested in purchasing or selling ships. This involves researching market trends, understanding the needs and requirements of buyers and sellers, and identifying potential matches.
- Negotiating the sale: The S&P shipbroker negotiates the terms of the sale between the buyer and seller, including the price, delivery date, and any other conditions of the sale.
- Facilitating the transaction: The S&P shipbroker assists with the logistical and technical aspects of the transaction, such as coordinating the transfer of ownership and arranging for the delivery of the vessel.
- After-sale support: The S&P shipbroker may provide additional support to the buyer and seller after the sale is completed, such as assisting with the transfer of documentation and supporting the integration of the vessel into the buyer’s fleet.