--‘Ship Market Trend’ English and Chinese version writing and donating processes.
In my 25-year shipping career life, I have worked in Shanghai, Korea, London, and Hong Kong. For the last ten years of my career, my main job is to predict the future of the shipping market movement. What factors will influence the shipping market, and how are they linked? After finding all these interlinks of the data, I try to explain them to a few friends, and one of the friends made a joke of me, said: “JJ you need to write a book to explain.” This is where this book comes from. Luckily after visiting Clarksons and Baltic London office, they gave a great support to use their data for analysis and I really appreciate their support to fulfill my written.
On 31st March 2017, in the middle of my writing, MV STELLAR DAISY sank about 1,300 miles outside of Uruguay, took with her 22 crews lives. What caused this accident still is a mystery. Inspired by this fate, I am donating all proceeds from the sale of this book to the Sailors’ Society – the international maritime charity, which supports seafarers and their families across the world, celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018.
Hong Kong book event
On January 30, 2018, the first book signing event was held at the Hong Kong Seafarers' Club. It was a memorial moment for the building. The event has become the last official event being held at the Hong Kong Seafarers' Club, after this event, the building has been demolished for re-development. Many media have reported this event or this book. The first publisher was Xinyi Maritime, then followed by Ocean Shipping, Shipping Network, Hong Kong Shipping Research Centre, Sino-European Commercial Cooperation, Sina Finance, Sohu Finance, Tradewind and Lloyd's List. These media reports fully revealed the value of this book and laid the foundation for the book's global tour.
The first global tour was in New York, USA. Recommend by Columbia Ship Management Company, the Capital Link’s Conference on March 12th at New York became the book's first overseas charity sale; and then followed by Connecticut Shipbuilding Association’s annual conference, which is recommended by Sailors' Society; finally helped by LISCR, I made the book’s first trip to a university – the United States Merchant Marine Academy at King's Point, New York.
The USA book events
The success of the trip to the United States made a good foundation for the tour around the rest of the world and soon introduced the book to Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai Maritime University, Dalian Maritime University, and the Capital Link Chinese annual conference. The positive feedback from the Shanghai Maritime University EMBA students and the interaction from Dalian Maritime University professors strengthened my confidence in launching the Chinese version of the book.
Mainland China book events
Singapore's roadshows are concentrated on universities, including Singapore Nanyang Polytechnic University, Singapore Management University, and also at the Capital Link’s first Singapore conference.
Singapore book events
In June, with the help of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, the book came to the world's largest Maritime Exhibition Posidonia.
Greece book events
The UK exhibition in July was a great success of the global tour, starting with the charity sale held at Clarkson's London headquarters, then visiting the Sailor Society's headquarters in Southampton, and finally holding the charity sale at the Baltic Exchange and successfullylaunchingthe Chinese version of the book.
UK book events
This half-year global book tours have been a great journey. A total of 1,745 Chinese and English books were sold or donated and raised a total of 80,000 Hong Kong dollars. The buyers include shipowners, ship financing banks, ship leasing companies, cargo owners, charterers, ship law firms, classification societies, shipyards, ship design companies, ship research institutes, ship equipment manufacturers, ship agencies, ship parts suppliers, ship brokerage companies, ship exchange centers, ship consultants, etc.
All fundraising was donated towards Sailors Society, I would like to express my deep appreciation for your support. You can donate directly at this link:
English Version<Ship Market Trend> buy online:
The Commercial Press https://www.cp1897.com.hk/product_info.php?BookId=9789881445070
The Sune: http://www.bookoola.com/goods.php?id=84
Xin De Maritime: https://weidian.com/item.html?itemID=2237973567
<Ship Market Trend> buy at the shop in Hong Kong, including Chinese version《船舶市场趋势》；
Central(中环): 9 Queen Victoria Street, Central (MTR Central Exit C)
Sai Wan(西环): Shop 111, Level 1, The Westwood, 8 Belcher’s Street, Sai Wan (MTR HKU Exit C2)
Wan Chai(湾仔): 1-1A O’Brien Road, Wan Chai (MTR Wan Chai Exit A3)
JP@apm(观塘): Shop L6-5, Level 6, apm, Millennium City 5, Kwun Tong (MTR Kwun Tong Exit A2)
Yuen Long (元朗): 49-63 Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long (Light Rail Tai Tong Road)
Tsuen Wan (荃湾): 3/F, Fou Wah Centre, 210 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan (MTR Tsuen Wan Exit B)
Tsing Yi (青衣): Shop 209, Maritime Square, 33 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi (MTR Tsing Yi Exit A2)
The Commercial Press stores (商务印书馆).
Causeway (铜锣湾): 9 Yee Wo St, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong (香港城市大学): 3/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kln
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大学): Room 101, 1/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (香港理工大学): VA209, Shaw Amenities Building, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kln
Jordan Book Plaza (佐敦图书广场):G/F, New Lucky House, 13 Jordan Road, Yaumatei(MTR Jordan Exit B1)
Telford Book Plaza (徳福图书广场): Shop 503-507, Level 5, Telford Plaza II, 33 Wai Yip St, Kowloon Bay (MTR Kowloon Bay Exit A)
Shatin Book Plaza (Hilton Plaza) (沙田图书广场-希尔顿中心店): Shop 2-3, Level 3, Hilton Plaza, 3-9 Shatin Centre Street, Shatin
Cosmos Books (天地图书) at 30 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
亚马逊 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/988144506X
商務印書館 - https://www.cp1897.com.hk/product_info.php?BookId=9789881445063
三聯書店 - http://www.jointpublishing.com/bookstore/chinese-books/social-science/economics/traffic-and-transport/9789881445063.aspx
新天出版 - http://www.suplogistics.com.hk/bookinfo.aspx?bookid=76105
I am very grateful to Sune Global Limited for the preferential and high-quality services it has given during the publication of this book. At the same time, I am very grateful to you for sharing or forwarding this email to your colleagues, relatives or interested parties, and hope that we can do this donation together while sharing knowledge through selling this book.
Sources:XINDE MARINE NEWS
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