RUNNING AND MAINTENANCE OF A FLEET OF BULK CARRIERS AND GENERAL CARGO CARRIERS
A fleet budget for a financial year is compared with actual expenditure. The fleet consisted of thirteen owned and six managed vessels, ranging from 15,000-tonne, 14:5 knots, general-cargo ships to 72,000-tonne Panama Canal type vessels, including a 45,000-tonne car carrier. Ways of controlling and minimizing costs are discussed. A simple Planned Maintenance System is suggested, which raises the question of whether present classification methods for ships in service are as good or efficient as they might be. New sources of oil and improving refinery techniques are putting a heavy burden on machinery and engine maintenance. The high daily cost of fuel suggests a need for a computer program to monitor ship and machinery performance. Operating figures for different types of engine are given with a passing reference to bad engineering. Mechanical and electrical engineering problems are considered. Finally it is asked whether, through G.C.B.S., there could be as much co-operation on cost figures as there is with general information, in order to provide a yardstick for gauging efficiency. Order from: BSRA as No. 47,543.
- Paper presented October 18, 1977.
Institute of Marine EngineersMemorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
London EC3R 7JN, England
- Major, T W
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 31 p.
- TRT Terms: Bulk carriers; Diesel engines; Finance; Fleet management; General cargo ships; Machinery; Maintenance management; Maintenance practices; Monitoring; Schedules; Ships; Vehicle maintenance
- Uncontrolled Terms: Financial management; Ship maintenance
- Old TRIS Terms: Diesel maintenance
- Subject Areas: Finance; Maintenance and Preservation; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00172124
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM