Challenges and prospects of conventional ship finance in the current context of the shipping industry”.

  1. Overview – The major written project will challenge each student in analyzing and evaluating different ship financing methods as addressed by the topic selected by the instructor. The student’s personal interpretation of the prevailing conditions and well founded assumptions about the future prospects are welcome and should also be offered. The topic to be analyzed is “Challenges and prospects of conventional ship finance in the current context of the shipping industry”.


  1. Learning Outcomes — Successful completion of this project will contribute to the student’s proficiency in the following learning outcomes:


  • Describe the fundamentals of shipping finance market.
  • Identify the structure of typical banking loans.
  • Assess a ship finance transaction.
  • Integrate other pertinent issues involved in shipping finance, e.g. legal framework, tax, environment and insurance related aspects.



  1. 3.    Content – The following content is suggested for the analysis of the topic proposed.  You must, of course, use you own good judgment, also, as the content and material should be presented in a way that is most clear and helpful to the reader/decision maker.  Please remember that the following are suggestions, but you are not limited to them. Your work should be robust.


  • Market conditions: Recognize the current state of the shipping industry (i.e. phase and characteristics of the shipping cycle) and identify the respective ship financing landscape.


Placing special emphasis on today’s economic climate

  • Analyze the global ship finance market.


·         Examine the trends and challenges of bank lending.


·         Question the alternatives to traditional ship lending and assess their attractiveness and effectiveness.


·         Evaluate the existing context and propose a likely scenario for the ship finance market in the short term.



  1. 4.    Format – Each student will prepare the major written project using the following required format:


  • Title page – includes the title of the project, the student’s DEREE identification number only (no name should be included on the project title page or anywhere else in the project), the course number and name (e.g., MG 3216 Al L6 Shipping Finance), the project due date, and the instructor’s name
  • Table of Contents – identifies the sections in the written project and the associated page number for each section; a table of contents with no page numbers is not useful
  • Introduction – includes a brief statement of what you intend to accomplish in the project, and a summary of what follows in main body
  • Main Body – see content requirements above; the main body should include all of those sections identified in the content described in section 3 above
  • Conclusion – includes a brief statement of what you have accomplished through your discussion in the main body of the project
  • References – identifies the academic sources and other published information which you have used; please refrain from using Wikipedia and other wiki sources, as generally, they are not considered to be academic sources
  • Graphics and Visual Aids – use visual aids and graphics appropriately and effectively within your text
  • Attachments – includes written material, visual aids and graphics that you choose not to place in the main text but that is necessary for the reader
  • Appendix – includes related material not deemed necessary to be in the main text
  • Folder – Place the project in a folder of your choice; it should not be submitted only with the pages stapled or clipped together in the upper left corner


  1. Mechanics – Each student should adhere to the following technical requirements:


  • Documentation:  APA style



9. Originality and Authenticity – The rules of academic ethics apply when undertaking this major written project, including the requirements that the student undertakes the major written project without improper or unauthorized assistance from anyone.  If it is determined that the project is not done individually and solely by the student, the instructor may grade the major written project as an F.

10. Turnitin – Each student must submit electronically the major written project to Turnitin prior to submitting it to the academic staff.   



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