15. February 2017

What’s in it for the crew? The current market situation analysed.

Forecast 2017: Rising Maintenance and Crew Costs The international shipping consultant Moore Stephens is expecting 2017 to be a very expensive year for ship owners and managers. The costs of operation are expected to rise across the board, for all vessel types. Container ship managers will see the highest anticipated rise at 3.4%, compared to other main vessel […]
27. June 2016

A Real Internal Audit Report

Today, you are granted insight into an anonymized but real internal audit report. You can open the PDF by clicking this link. The audited vessel is an ULCC – a very big container vessel – carrying more than 12,000 containers at a time. The internal audit is carried out by a technical superintendent of the managing company. A superintendent is […]
11. August 2015

The Human Element by UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency – Making Sense of Things

The First Part of “The Human Element” – Getting Under Way Within the first chapter of the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s guide “The Human Element – A Guide to Human Behavior in the Shipping Industry.” it is point out that even though it is called the human element, it is not an inconsequential aspect of the story. […]
7. January 2015

Maritime IT: Standardization and business integration (1/2)

Every shipping company understands the essential need of saving as much fuel and operating cost as possible. However, so far, little has been done for means of organizational improvements despite slow steaming, optimized routing and hull design. Regardless of fuel, the administrative costs of vessel operation are the highest and technological progress and sophisticated change management is needed […]