Q.At which rank or CoC level is it recommended to pursue ship broking roles ashore?

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Ship Broker is completely different profile from the sailing staff. Most of the ship brokers may never have sailed on a ship. The key skill required for a ship broker is the ability to negotiate and relationship building skills.

Having said that, basic knowledge of ships and how the ships operate definately help when choosing to be a ship broker. Advanced knowledge of ships and ship handling is generally not required.

So for seafarers looking for a job as a ship broker should ideally switch after sailing as 3rd mate or 2nd mate.