Shipbroking has long been challenged as an industry that will one day no longer be needed and yet here it still is — for many, bigger and bolder than ever.

So where is its heart these days, what keeps its leaders up at night, who’s buying who and how will the business look in 10 years’ time — if it survives as it has done up until now that is?

TradeWinds put four key questions to the heads of eight of the major broking houses.