Ship Management Activities

Ship manager is responsible for and accountable for the work of others who performs the tasks of ship management. In shipping business, basic role of the ship manager is to anticipate and solve any problems that may arise during operation of the ship. Process of ship management is not a separate function within the shipping organisation. However, ship management’s functions relates to all the activities of the shipping organisation. Ultimate purpose of ship management is to achieve the objectives of the shipping organisation. Ship managers should be aware of their immediate contacts in the shipping organisation. Ship managers also should have a basic knowledge of what other people do in a shipping organization and how other people can assist in different cases. Ship Management Activities has 5 basic elements:

  1. Co-ordination
  2. Organisation
  3. Planning
  4. Command
  5. Control