Ship management

When a ship is purchased for importing and exporting goods, a ship management team is required to maintain and operate the vessels. The function of the management team is to provide the owner with support throughout the occupancy or charter of the vessel. Vessels can range in sizes and function.

Most management companies provide the owner or operator with crew on board. When the ship comes out of the shipyard (where the ship is built) the management company takes it over providing technical support to the owner. Most Management companies also offer other services like inspection prior to purchase, supervision during building, crew management and supply and ship lay-up solutions.

Major locations where third party ship management activities are carried out from include Limassol (Cyprus), Singapore, Hong Kong and Malta.


Ship management is an important part of maritime traffic supervision and management, including the registration and management of ships, visa of ships entering and leaving the port, management of foreign vessels, ship maintenance management and technical ship management.[1]

Ship ManagerEdit

Ship managers are companies who accepting the commission of the shipowners or charterers and the ship operator engaged in ship management. This includes the narrow technical management of ships, registration of vessels, operations, service, technical maintenance, as well as management of crew, among other. It can also include the business and commercial management of a vessel, such as its chartering and financial administration.[2] As long as companies who comply with the characteristics above, they can classified as a ship manager and their duties are based on the pre-agreed and trust relationship with the ship owners.[3]

Ship Management Information SystemEdit

Ship Management Information System is based on the management philosophy which states that "skill management is the basic, security control is the core and the success control is the purpose". In order to satisfy the requirement of classification and to satisfy multiple Ship Equipment Maintenance System and Ship Inspection Management System, there is Ship Machinery Planned Maintenance System, Inspection Guide been set.

Ship Dynamic Management SystemEdit

The parameters of ships at sea practices, position, speed, heading, weather, sea conditions, the host load, speed, load and auxiliary machinery, oil stocks and ballast water distribution are the main issues cared by the shipowners, operators,managers and charterers. People above is nagged by the problems of gaining the parameters at any time accurately, however with the development of electronic information, satellite communications and computer technology it is more likely to improve the accessibility of them.

Ship InspectionEdit

  • Purpose

Encourage the ship companies to maintain good technology conditions and to make sure the operational safety and to reduce damage of marine environment, promise the power of controlling and managing of ports state government. Meanwhile, it also improves the competitive of the market with low insurance rates and provides essential evidence for notary, claims and maritime deals.

  • Types and Organizations

Most of the ship inspection organizations in the world are charged by civil society organizations such as classification. IACS was founded in 1968 it mainly focuses on communicating with each classification using technology supporting the inspection and exploration as well as pursuing international ship maritime safety and protecting the marine environment. Currently the 13 memberships are American Bureau of Shipping(ABS), Bureau Veritas(BV), China Classification Society(CCS),Croatian Register of Shipping(CRS), Det Norske Veritas(DNV), Germanischer Lloyd(GL), Korean Register of Shipping(KR), Lloyd's Register(LR), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai(NK), Registro Italiano Navale(RINA), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping(RS),Polski Rejester Statkow(PRS), Indian Register of Shipping(IRS).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Traffic on the construction and management of network planning. Daily Press, 2002.1
  2. ^ "What is technical ship management services". Marlow Navigation. Retrieved 13 June 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^船舶管理#_note-a

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