Vessel OPEX to rise

Vessel OPEX to rise


Nov 02 2014


Vessel operating costs are expected to rise by almost 3% in both 2014 and 2015, according to the latest survey by accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens.

Based on the normal format of sounding out the views of owners and managers based in Europe and Asia, the survey revealed that vessel operating costs are expected to increase by 2.9% this year and next, with crew wages and repairs & maintenance costs likely to increase the most.

Crew wages are expected to increase by 2.4% in 2014 and by 2.6% in 2015, with other crew costs thought likely to go up by 1.9% and 2.1%, respectively for the two years. The cost of repairs & maintenance, meanwhile, is

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Crew Transfer Vessel

Crew Transfer Vessel

Vessel for the transfer of personnel and spare parts to offshore wind turbines.

Crew transfer vessels (CTV) are mainly used to transport offshore personnel and smaller cargo units. The fender system at the bow helps the vessel to approach the access ladder of a wind turbine or an accommodation vessel and facilitates safe boarding of personnel. Typically, today’s crew transfer vessels are designed to transport 12 people; larger units can transfer 24 people and more. In addition to traditional mono-hull designs, catamarans, trimarans and vessels termed SWATHs (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) are deployed in the offshore market. Depending on the specific design, a CTV achieves a speed of between 20 and 30 knots (approx. 50 km/h). Small to medium-sized deck cranes, as

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LA MONCJOA 10-10-2014

El Consejo de Ministros ha aprobado un Acuerdo por el que se modifican los límites para adquirir compromisos de gasto con cargo a ejercicios futuros, a fin de posibilitar al Ministerio de Fomento la licitación del nuevo contrato para la prestación del servicio de las líneas marítimas de interés general que conectan Melilla con la Península.

La cuantía total entre los años 2015 y 2017, para el conjunto de los contratos de líneas de interés público, asciende a 37,35 millones de euros, que incluyen las líneas Península-Melilla, Algeciras-Ceuta y Península-Canarias.



  • Delivery in 2013/14
  • Dimensions: 151,5m x 25,4m
  • Service speed abt. 16 kts
  • 9000kW Main engine Output
  • 8000 tons deadweight
  • Cargo hold of 119,5m x 19,4m
  • Two cranes with 350 tons@ 18m each
  • Complement for up to 32 persons


The ST-class vessels are innovative and highly-flexible units for the widest pos­sible range of project cargo. Loading and unloading of cargo can be handled in three completely different ways. Two heavy lift cranes can move cargo weighing up to 700 tons in tandem. In addition the ships have adjustable stern ramps and hatch covers which can be adapted to differing quay heights in ports and so permit the loading or unloading of individual cargo up to 3,200 tons in weight in the classic RoRo manner. Finally the

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Shipping 2020 DNV

Executive summary
Based on trends in the world economy and transport demand, marine regulations and technology, we  have described four possible development paths as we move towards 2020, Scenarios A to D. These  scenarios give input to a simulation model developed to assess likely technology investment in the world
fleet from 2012 to 2020.