REPAIRING AND DRYDOCKING LARGE CARRIERS

An increasing proportion of the world fleet is comprised of of vessels of "Panamax" dimensions plus and, although there are techniques being developed which attempt to reduce the frequency of drydocking a vessel, it is not likely that such techniques will significantly reduce the period between drydocking. As vessels become more sophisticated, or as manning levels are reduced, the amount of invoyage maintenance is reduced. With charterers also demanding more stringent vessel performance guarantees, there is an increasing demand for repair/drydock facilities. There is currently an imbalance between the supply and demand of suitable facilities and the study will assess the situation to see whether this imbalance will continue, in view of the continued growth of this sector of the fleet and the expansion plans of repairers. Existing and future planned facilities are identified, located and classified by maximum vessel capacity. The trend towards locating new repair docks away from traditional areas because of high labour costs, and the unsuitable location of existing facilities in relation to the trading patterns of such vessels, is examined, as well as estimates of annual drydocking and survey costs for different vessel types.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited

    Palladium House, 1-4 Argyll Street
    London W1V 1AD,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126043
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Drewry (HP) (Shipping Consultants) Limited
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NO. 23
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM