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CONTAINER LOGISTICS “Jones Act container ships have spent, on average, three decades in service. The international average is 11.5. For bulkers, the numbers are even further apart: 38 years old in the USA, and nine internationally. It’s worth emphasizing that these vessels all undergo periodical surveys by their fag state administration or classifcation society and are therefore legally safe to sail. But with so many miles under their belts, how much longer can they be expected to earn enough to make a proft as well as supporting maintenance and ongoing compliance requirements?” reduce inspection costs compared to conventional testing. Think about it: no surprises, no off-hire. Just the provision of consistent, reliable service. Isn’t that what you want to know
STAYING OUT OF DRY DOCK about your ship?
Navin Thakur, director at Drewry Maritime Research, noted
The Authors last year that ship fnanciers are now rarely willing to estimate is the Director of Product Management at NAPA Design Solutions. He is that a ship will have an average economic life of 25-30 years.
responsible for the development of structural design solutions and business
In an era in which almost every sector has overcapacity con- at NAPA. His previous experience includes 23 years working at shipyards cerns and freight rates which are frequently unable to cover in Finland and now 14 years at NAPA.
OPEX and debt repayments, it won’t take much off-hire to leave a shipowner or operator underwater.
With the arrival of this development from NAPA, it is now pos- is a Senior R&D Engineer at NAPA Shipping Solutions. He has a background sible to collaboratively use existing technologies and data to fnd in experimental hydrodynamics and computational modeling, and holds valuable information about a ship’s actual condition which was a Doctor of Science in Naval Architecture. Teemu’s interest is to advance previously diffcult to obtain, and lead to major positive changes
Energy Effciency and Safety by combining naval architecture principles with statistical methods and big data processing.
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