5 Books About Shipping To Bring On Vacation

Taking a vacation? We have gathered 5 books and games about shipping you should pack in your suitcase.



The Shipping Man – by Matthew McCleery


The book evolves around the hedge fund manager Robert Fairchild, as he decides to buy a ship. With this he enters one of the most exclusive and high-stake businesses in the world. Follow Fairchild on his journey to become a Shipping Man.

For the reader with interest in capital formation for shipping, the book is part financial thriller and part ship finance text book – so you can be entertained while gaining knowledge. The perfect combination for your vacation.




Battleship is a classic naval combat game for two players. Position your ships strategically and wait for your opponent to do the same. Each player take turns on targeting a coordinate. If your opponent target a coordinate on which a ship is placed, the ship has been skunked. The game ends once all a player’s ships have been sunk.

A classic and fun game both for kids and adults, suited to bring by the pool or at the beach. It even comes in travel size.


Pirates of the Caribbean


This humoristic movie series captures a mysterious side of the sea. Join the young blacksmith William Turner (Orlando Bloom) as he teams up with the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to save his love, Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley), who has been mistakenly captured by Sparrow’s former ally.

Perfect for the entire family to enjoy – and there are 4 movies in the series, great for the cozy vacation nights.


Moby Dick – by Herman Melville


Moby Dick is a true classic, and has been described as “the greatest book of the sea ever written”. The book tells the story of Ishmael who joins Captain Ahab’s crew on the hunt for the whale Moby Dick, who bit of the captain’s leg. Sail away with Ishmael on Captain Ahab’s hunt for revenge. Parts of the book is created with inspiration from Melville’s own experiences aboard whaling ships.

For the reader with passion for a true literary classic.


The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger – by Marc Levinson


The Box is for the reader who are not into novels and fiction. This book is about the shipping container, which started as a simple box, but turned out to be a groundbreaking change for the future of the shipping and transportation industries.

For the pool-reader more into facts and history and who wants to learn more about one of the key elements in the shipping industry. Return from your vacation with facts about the shipping container to impress your colleagues

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