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Ships & Shipowners

This curated set of KPIs is aimed specifically at the Maritime industry, allowing to track and manage various aspects in maritime and vessel related areas. Industry professionals have selected every single one of these parameters, allowing you to optimize your own performance. By using these KPIs, you can be sure that you’re utilizing the best industry practices when it comes to performance tracking.


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Actual dry-docking costs

The total actual costs associated with the dry-docking.

Actual dry-docking duration

The Actual Dry-docking Duration.

Actual unavailability

The number of hours actually lost to ship-owner due to interruption of service in the given quarter.

Agreed dry-docking budget

The total budget amount associated with the dry-docking as agreed between the ship manager and owner BEFORE the dry-docking.

Agreed dry-docking duration

The Agreed Dry-docking Duration as agreed between ship manager/owner and shipyard BEFORE the dry-docking.

Average number of officers employed

This is the average number of officers having been under contract with the ship manager (DOC) during the last two years.

Emitted mass of CO2

The mass of CO2 emitted by the vessel is calculated by multiplying given fuel type consumption expressed in metric tons by a respective non-dimensional conversion factor.

Emitted mass of NOx

The mass of NOx emitted by the vessel is calculated by multiplying given engine type consumption expressed in metric tons (depending on its load) by a respective conversion factor.

Emitted mass of SOx

The mass of SOx emitted by the vessel is calculated by multiplying given fuel type consumption expressed in metric tons and Sulphur content factor expressed in kg/metric ton.

Last year's AAE (Additional Authorized Expenses)

The additional expenses agreed relating to running cost budget for previous fiscal year.

Last year's actual running costs and accruals

The total last (fiscal) year actual running costs and accruals per ship.

Last year's running cost budget

The total last (fiscal) year running cost budget per ship as approved by ship owner prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.

Number of absconded crew

The number of crew absent without leave (AWOL).

Number of allisions

The allision incidents when the ship strikes a fixed object.

Number of ballast water management violations

The number of times where prevailing regulations regarding ballast water management have been violated and recorded by an external party (maritime authorities).

Number of beneficial officer terminations

Termination is the event where an officer, who has been employed with the ship owner or ship manager within the period of the last TWO(2) years (before the Termination), leaves the company.

Number of cadets under training with the ship manager

The number of cadets under training with the ship owner or ship manager during the reporting quarter.

Number of cargo related incidents

The number of incidents during cargo operations attributable to the ship, her equipment, her crew and/or failures of Owners and/or ship board procedures and/or practices.

Number of cases where a crew member is sick for more than 24 hours

The number of recorded cases where an individual among the crew or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings, cadets, superintendents) is sick for more than 24 hours.

Number of cases where drugs or alcohol is abused

The number of cases where any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets) violates company’s drugs and alcohol abuse prevention policy.

Number of charges of criminal offences

Number of cases where any person being part of the ship's complement. (e.g. officers and ratings) is charged with a criminal offence.

Number of collisions

The number of collision incidents between the ship and another moving object.

Number of conditions of class

Number of Conditions of Class issued during the reporting period. Condition of Class (CoC) is a written statement from class.

Number of contained spills of liquid

Total number of spills contained on deck (where nothing went overboard) of liquids as covered by MARPOL.

Number of seafarers not relieved on time

Number of seafarers not relieved within the agreed tenure of contract including extensions imposed by the ship owner or ship manager, but excluding mutually agreed extensions and extensions initiated by the seafarer.

Number of dismissed crew

The number of cases where any person being part of the ship's complement. (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets) has been dismissed due to breach of internal/external procedure or regulation and as a consequence his contract is being terminated prior to completion.

Number of environmental related deficiencies

Number of environmental related deficiencies.

Number of explosion incidents

The number of explosion incidents on board a ship.

Number of failures of critical equipment and systems

The number of failures to equipment and systems in the critical list as defined in the company's Safety Management System.

Number of fatalities due to work injuries

Number of deaths on board among the crew or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets) resulting from a work injury (not illness or other conditions) regardless of the length of time between the injury and death.

Number of fatalities due to sickness

Number of confirmed deaths on board the vessel among the crew or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets) resulting from confirmed cases of sickness, also including suicide (mental illness).

Number of fire incidents

The number of fire incidents on board the ship.

Number of groundings

The groundings including incidents of stranding, i.e. when the ship makes any contact with the sea bed and/ or sea shore, including reefs or sea mounts.

Number of health and safety related deficiencies

Number of health and safety related deficiencies and/or non-conformities.

Number of HR related deficiencies

Number of HR related deficiencies and/or non-conformities.

Number of logged warnings

Any logged warning given by superior to any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets).

Number of lost workday cases

Number of injuries among the crew or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings, cadets, superintendents) which results in the individual being unable to carry out his duties or to return to work, or to a scheduled work shift on the next day following the injury.

Number of navigational related deficiencies

Number of navigational related deficiencies and/or non-conformities.

Number of officer days onboard all ships under technical management (DOC)

Number of officer days onboard all ships within the same ship owner or ship manager.

Number of officer experience points

Officer experience points are defined as aggregated experience points assigned to each officer onboard the ship on the last day of the quarter.

Number of officer terminations from whatever cause

Termination is the event where an officer, who has been employed with the ship owner or ship manager within the period of the last TWO(2) years (before the Termination), leaves the company.

Number of officer trainee man days

This counts all days where an officer has attended and completed training.

Number of officers onboard

The number of officers onboard a ship on the last day of the quarter. Cadets are not included under officers and are captured separately.

Number of operational related deficiencies

Number of operational related deficiencies and/or non-conformities.

Number of passengers injured

The number of passengers injured during embarkation, disembarkation and time spent on board the vessel.

Number of permanent partial disabilities (PPD)

The number of recorded cases where a crew member or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings, cadets, superintendents) suffers a work injury resulting in complete loss, or permanent loss of use, of any member or part of the body, or any impairment of functions of parts of the body, regardless of any pre-existing disability of the injured member or impaired body function, that restricts an employee's ability to work on a permanent basis at sea.

Number of permanent total disabilities (PTD)

The number of recorded cases where a crew member or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings, cadets, superintendents) has work injury which incapacitates the individual permanently resulting in termination of employment on medical grounds (e.g. loss of limb(s) permanent brain damage, loss of sight) and precludes the individual from working either at sea or shore.

Number of PSC deficiencies

The number of recorded deficiencies, excluding observations (code 99), found during port state control inspections.

Number of PSC inspections

Data is captured by counting the number of recorded port state control inspections.

Number of PSC detentions

The number of Port State Control detentions as per PSC Action Code 30.

Number of PSC inspections resulting in zero deficiencies

The number of Port State Control inspections resulting in zero deficiencies (not counting observations – code 99).

Number of recorded external inspections

The total number of recorded inspections and audits by external bodies (e.g. Class, port state control, flag state, underwriters and ITF) excluding commercial and voluntary inspections (e.g. charterers inspections such as CDI and SIRE) made for the purpose of quality improvement.

Number of releases of solid substances to the environment

The number of releases of substances to the environment, in violation of MARPOL Annex II through V and/ or any other local regulations.

Number of security related deficiencies

Number of security related deficiencies.

Number of oil spills

The total number of oil spills to the environment (overboard), excluding contained spills.

Number of unavoidable officer terminations

Termination is the event where an officer, who has been employed with the ship owner or ship manager within the period of the last TWO(2) years (before the Termination), leaves the company.

Number of ships operated under DOC holder

The number of ships operated as under one DOC holder. All ships for which the company holds the DOC should be counted, not only the number of ships which are currently part of the Shipping KPI reporting regime.

Number of observations during commercial inspections

The number of observations recorded during voluntary inspections made for the purpose of quality improvement or commercial reasons, such as to SIRE, CDI or any kind of charterers’ inspections.

Number of commercial inspections

The number of recorded voluntary inspections made for the purpose of quality improvement or for commercial reasons, such as SIRE, CDI or any kind of charterers' inspections.

Number of violations of rest hours

The number of cases with violation of STCW or MLC conventions regarding rest or work hours.

Passenger exposure hours

The passenger exposure hours are the aggregated total number of hours all passengers have spent on board the ship during given quarter counted from time of embarkation till time of disembarkation.

Planned unavailability

The number of hours planned for repairs and maintenance, including dry-docking, in-water survey (IWS), modifications, hot / cold layup that are agreed between the ship manager and ship owner for the given quarter.

Total exposure hours

Total exposure hours is the aggregated total number of hours all crew or any person being part of the ship's complement (e.g. officers, ratings and cadets) have spent onboard the ship during the reporting period.

Transport work

Transport work is a product of the quantity of cargo unit/ number of people and the transport distance (laden leg) sailed by a vessel during specific quarter.