ship·​own·​er ˈship-ˌō-nər How to pronounce shipowner (audio)
: the owner of a ship

Examples of shipowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, plenty of other shipowners have evoked the rule in their own cases. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 31 Mar. 2024 In June 2023, Baltic Fulmar was sold to Chinese shipowner, Hainan Xin Xin Yang Shipping, reflagged to Hong Kong, and renamed Newnew Polar Bear. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 Israel's biggest oil-importing port closed to tankers and some shipowners hesitated about calling at the country's other harbors, posing a challenge to the country's economy during the war with Hamas. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 9 Oct. 2023 Plunging oil prices eroded the business case for efficiency upgrades, and shipowners later took them down. EMP is currently talking with several shipowners to start installing its full energy system, potentially later this year. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Apr. 2020 Greek shipowners are estimated to have more than a $1 billion in private Swiss bank accounts, according to people familiar with the matter. Costas Paris, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2023 As for onboard amenities, the yacht will be equipped with six guest cabins, a shipowner suite, a helipad and a beach club with a swimming pool over its four levels. Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN, 31 Jan. 2023 At the heart of the current complaint is a report that Blinken's State Department sent to Congress last month that added a layer of sanctions to a Russian vessel and the shipowner that had been previously penalized for their work on the pipeline, but did not impose new sanctions on others. Matthew Lee, ajc, 9 Mar. 2021 The Daytona tanker is owned by Greek shipowner TMS Tankers Ltd. and was chartered by Vitol, a commodity trading house based in Switzerland. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 28 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shipowner was circa 1530

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“Shipowner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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