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November 2017: Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2017-18 is now available to purchase.

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Ship operations and management

We offer a unique combination of specialist expertise and experience to support the operational, technical and strategic needs of ship owners and operators.

Everyday operational and management concerns are clearly a vital dynamic of the maritime industry and every year Drewry's research team publish two comprehensive reports analysing and predicting operational overheads and specific management and resourcing considerations for owners, operators and other stakeholders.

Drewry's two annual management/operational reports:

Ship Operating Costs provides information and analysis of ship operating costs for 37 different ship types and sizes, while the annual Manning report reviews the trends in seafarer (officer and ratings) in the past decade and forecasts seafarer requirements five years ahead.

Meanwhile, our consultants typically provide shipowners, investors and leaders with technical due diligence support, in addition to other ship operations related advice.

An elite and diverse group of industry stakeholders from shipowners, to charterers, investors and financial intermediaries rely on our range of market research, sector expertise and commercial experience to help inform decisions, reduce costs and drive performance improvement.

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Martin Dixon

Martin Dixon

Director, Head of Research Products

Key Contacts

Martin Dixon

Martin Dixon

Director, Head of Research Products

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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.

Shipping’s recovery insufficient to lift seafarer wage costs

Despite a recovery in cargo shipping markets, ship manning costs will remain suppressed as shipowners and operators continue to be financially challenged, according to Drewry’s latest Manning report.

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Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2017/18

Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast 2017/18


Annual Review and Forecast · Latest release 16 Nov 2017


One of Drewry’s flagship reports, Ship Operating Costs 2017/18 provides one of the most complete annual assessments of ship operating costs available in a single source. The report contains historical data for the period 2012 to 2017; assessments for 2017 and forecasts to 2022.

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Manning 2017

Manning 2017


Annual Review and Forecast · Latest release 31 Aug 2017


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

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