Economies of Scale in Shipmanagement

It is becoming more difficult for shipmanagement companies with a small number of ships to survive. This is not because these shipmanagement companies are not good at what they do, but because the number of personnel required to meet all of the legal demands is raised. The number of people required to operate the shipmanagement office divided by the number of ships operated or under the control of the company, the higher the number, the greater the costs involved. The result has been to see the rise of a few ship management companies with a large number of ships under their management. Ship management is centred on providing shipowners with a diverse set of options at a competitive price. Like V-Ships, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, C Transport Maritime SAM, Unicom Management Services, shipmanagement companies getting bigger and bigger and controlling hundreds of ships.