The ideal model of a shipping company using the method of SWOT analysis
Καραμαλλάκη, Δανάη Χ.
Nowadays, greek shipping community is the proud owner of the largest part in the global shipping business. As a consequence of that, a big number of maritime companies have also gone public at stock exchanges around the world, and most important, at New York Stock Exchange, the heart of global trading, attracting shareholding interest from all over the world. The main subject of this essay is to take a deeper glance into a small sample of those listed Greek shipping companies from a different perspective. The companies used for the study include ship owning companies and managers, dry bulk and oil traders, containerships and LPG’s, as an attempt to examine all different types existing in the shipping sector. More specifically we are talking about Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc., Danaos Corporation, Diana Shipping Inc., Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd, Stealth Gas Inc., Dry Ships Inc., Top Ships Inc. and Paragon Shipping Inc. Taking every different company separately, the procedure followed firstly includes a short presentation of the company’s main business sector, when and where it was founded, the fleet it owes or operates, the exact date it became listed etc. This presentation could also contain any other details the writer thinks are important for the reader to know in order to proceed with reading and deeper examination (i.e. geographic sector that the company is trading, variety of customers etc). Right afterwards the main part of the essay begins, a SWOT analysis to each and every company separately. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats include all different sectors within which a company might operate.