shipowner

noun
ship·​own·​er | \ ˈship-ˌō-nər How to pronounce shipowner (audio) \

Definition of shipowner

: the owner of a ship

Examples of shipowner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 She remained decommissioned at the port of Patras for the next three years due to the shipowner’s financial problems. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 10 Mar. 2022 Another sticking point is that the charterer, not the shipowner, usually pays for fuel. Nell Lewis, CNN, 4 Oct. 2021 This means there's less incentive for the shipowner to fork out on fuel-saving technology and similarly the charterer might not lease the ship for long enough to see the payback. Nell Lewis, CNN, 4 Oct. 2021 So does the French oil giant Total, along with many shipowner associations. New York Times, 3 June 2021 That is a decision to be made by its operator, rather than the shipowner, the company said. Samy Magdy And Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Mar. 2021 That is a decision to be made by its operator, rather than the shipowner, the company said. Samy Magdy And Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Mar. 2021 That is a decision to be made by its operator, rather than the shipowner, the company said. Samy Magdy And Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shipowner

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shipowner was circa 1530

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Last Updated

29 Jul 2022

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“Shipowner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shipowner. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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