COMPETITIVE MANNING ON U.S.-FLAG VESSELS; DRAFT REPT. JUL 92-JUL 94
This report is written to aid government officials as well as industry personnel in understanding the role of manning scenarios in the competitiveness of U.S.-flag vessels. The U.S. merchant marine is in decline while U.S. foreign trade continues to rise. In order to turn this trend around, operating costs on U.S.-flag ships must come more into line with foreign-flag competitors. One must consider crew costs in the broader perspective of ship operation as well as the various costs involved. This report reviews manning costs and trends on a number of vessels and considers the possibilities for reduction of costs for increased U.S.-flag competitiveness. This study provides the insight to understand the issues of moving toward a more competitive U.S. merchant marine.
- Sponsored by Maritime Administration, Washington, DC.
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDepartment of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA United States 02139
Maritime Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Marcus, H S
- Weber, P T
- Publication Date: 1994-7
- Pagination: 116 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automation; Cargo ships; Competition; Containerships; Cost engineering; Costs; International trade; Labor market; Merchant vessels; Operating costs; Personnel management; Regulations; Trend (Statistics)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis; Merchant ships
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Crews
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Law; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00675736
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: MA-RD-840-93010
- Contract Numbers: DTMA91-920CA-200000
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 4 2002 12:00AM