“We are on target to reach 2,000 (vessels) by the end of this year,” said Captain Kuba Szymanski, InterManager secretary general.
“It is interesting to note that around 72 per cent of those submitting data are owner related – that is in-house managers, owners or owners who also offer third party management – with only 28 per cent currently ‘pure’ third-party ship managers.”
Tankers form the largest group of vessels submitting data (41 per cent), before container carriers (28 per cent), bulk carriers (14 per cent), gas carriers (5 per cent) and passenger ships (5 per cent).
“It is no surprise to see tankers leading this table as Tanker Management Self-Assessment (TMSA) and Intertanko benchmarking have been operating in the shipping industry for several years now,” said Capt. Szymanski.
To date more than 5,000 sets of data have been submitted for each KPI category — enabling analysis to provide industry rankings for each measurement.
“We are starting to see some very interesting trends – trends which, in some cases, bust old myths and some which put a completely different angle on the shipping industry we thought we knew,” said the InterManager secretary general.
“We can see which sector of the industry has safer records, which are exercising better retention rates and which are embracing KPI concepts faster than the others. The interesting trends are only suggestive at the start, based on the available data and are not necessarily conclusive.”