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Manning 2017

Annual Review and Forecast

August 2017

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Manning 2017

Comprehensive analysis of manning costs

Is seafarer supply matching the demand from today’s global fleet? Drewry Maritime Research’s Manning 2017 report tackles this question and also sets out the facts concerning wage rates and terms of employment that dictate the cost of manning vessels.

  • Global Seafarers - supply and demand - How has the seafarer supply changed in relation to the wider changes in the size of the world merchant fleet? Drewry provides forecasts up to 2021.
  • Supply - Where is the global supply coming from and how has this changed? Projected additional officer requirements 2017–2021.
  • Demand - Fleet sector changes 2004-2017 for the 6 main vessel sectors of chemicals, containers, dry bulk, LNG, LPG and oil tankers and projected officer requirements.
  • Crew wages and employment terms - Master wages 2002-2017, ITF uniform "TCC" collective agreement 2012-2017, crew budget, terms and conditions of service.
  • Country analysis - Seafarer numbers 1990-end 2016, 2017 wage breakdown across 10 grades, premium rates, reputation and market sentiment. Data covers Bulgaria, China, Croatia, India, Latvia, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and UK.

 

Manning 2017 is one of Drewry Maritime Research’s annual reports, providing you with a comprehensive data and analysis of manning in international shipping and a unique tool to help you benchmark your costs against the industry.


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Fast facts...

  • 15 years supply and demand analysis
  • Projections of officer requirements until 2021 
  • Manning budgets for 30 types of vessel
  • Country profiles of the top 11 suppliers of seafarers

News

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure

Ship operating costs stabilise as market recovery lifts pressure
The cost of operating cargo ships rose marginally in 2017 following two consecutive years of falls, but shipowners should prepare for higher costs led by a spike in insurance premiums, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual.

Slowdown in China’s crude stoking activity to hurt tonnage demand in the crude tanker shipping market in 2018

Crude tanker freight rates are expected to decline further in 2018 following a sharp decline in 2017, according to Drewry’s latest Tanker Forecaster.

Drewry announces appointment of new Senior Quantitative Economist

Drewry appoints Mario O. Moreno as Senior Quantitative Economist.

A better outlook for chemical tankers

Subdued ordering and a narrowing in the tonnage supply-demand gap from late 2018 is expected to support a recovery in the chemical shipping market, according to Drewry’s latest Chemical Forecaster.

Events

Intermodal Europe

Drewry to present the outlook for global container shipping.

Global Container Port Industry Briefing

Join us at 0900 GMT on Tues, 5 December 2017 for an online briefing on the key trends and developments in the global container port and terminal industry. The session will be hosted by Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst in Drewry’s Ports and Terminals practice and Martin Dixon, Director - Head of Research Products. Both executives will be available to take questions following a short 20 minute presentation.

Port Technology Container Terminal Automation Conference

Neil Davidson to speak in the opening session discussing Drewry’s outlook for the sector.