About the Book

Marine Money has collaborated with CNBC senior talent producer and Thriving in the New Economy author Lori Ann LaRocco to publish the first book ever to capture the collective achievements of the shipping industry’s greatest leaders.

Released November 12, 2012, Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade is the first book to examine one of the most powerful, and least known, forces in global trade and economic development: the world’s shipping magnates.

Operating from strongholds from Monaco to Hong Kong, London to Athens, Singapore to Oslo, global shipowners and their financiers have changed the world we live in today – by transforming the globe into a single marketplace in which producers and consumers can transact.

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 America to carrying almost every article of clothing you are wearing to 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 among the most volatile. Affected by imponderable factors like weather and political upheaval, shipowning cultures have maintained a commitment to the industry that has endured for centuries.

The candid, detailed first person profiles that comprise Dynasties of the Sea provide critical insight into the psychology of little known shipping magnates – from how they view risk to what they see happening in the world tomorrow.

Dynasties of the Sea is written by Lori Ann LaRocco featuring a Preface by Marine Money President Matthew McCleery. With a Foreword by Lawrence B. Lindsey, Former Director of the National Economic Council, and an Afterword with Martin Stopford, President, Clarksons Research Services, the book features discussions with:

Morten Arntzen, President & CEO, Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
Rajaish Bajpaee, CEO, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Robert Bugbee, President, Scorpio Group
Peter Evensen, President & CEO, Teekay Corporation
Charles Fabrikant, Chairman, SEACOR Holdings Inc.
Angeliki Frangou, Chairman & CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.
John Fredriksen, Chairman, CEO & President, Frontline Ltd.
Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships
Kristin H. Holth, Global Head of Shipping, Offshore & Logistics, DnB Bank ASA
Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President, Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs Group
Dagfinn Lunde, Head of Shipping & Member of the Board, DVB Bank SE
Nicholas A. Pappadakis, CEO, A. G. Pappadakis & Co. and Chairman, Intercargo
Michael A.J. Parker, Global Industry Head, Shipping & Logistics, Citi
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC
Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Group CEO, BW Group
Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, Director, Stolt-Nielsen M.S. Ltd.
Niels Stolt-Nielsen, CEO, Stolt-Nielsen M.S. Ltd.
James Tisch, President & CEO, Loews Corporation
Tor Olav Trøim, Vice President & Director, Seadrill
Gerry Wang, CEO & Director, Seaspan Corporation
Robert Yuksel Yildirim, President, Yildirim Holding Inc.

We will be posting news, reviews and press related to Dynasties of the Sea on this site.

Dynasties is available in hardcover, paperback, electronic and audio formats through Amazon, Barnes and NobleAudible and iTunes online. Order your copy today!


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