Each country, following the guidance of the PSC regime it belongs, has specific PSC culture and practices but also each port has its own standards mostly depending on ships’ types calling at a port. Considering that each PSC Authority performs inspections during vessels’ port visit, a focus on ports’ PSC performance can reveal useful findings.
he following analysis is focused on ports’ PSC performance for the dry bulk fleet segment (Bulk Carriers and General cargo) and the following Bulk Carriers Fleet segments:
- Handysize (up to 40K DWT)
- Handymax (40-65K DWT)
- Panamax (65-100K DWT)
- Capesize (More than 100K DWT)
Key Findings of 2020
- During 2020, a total number of 809 ports conducted inspections on Bulk Carriers.
- 79 Ports conducted more than with 50 inspections (Busy ports). From these busy ports 35 (44% of ports) marked zero (0) detentions.
- The most challenging port globally for Bulk Carriers, was Novorossiysk (Russia) with 40 detentions for Bulk Carriers in 494 inspections (Detention Rate 8.10%).
- The less challenging port for Bulk Carriers was Manzanillo Colima (Mexico) which had 0 detentions, and only 18 deficiencies in 2020 for Bulk Carriers in 133 inspections (Deficiency per Inspection 0.14).
- For General cargo a total number of 959 Ports conducted inspections on General Cargo.
- 85 Ports conducted more than with 25 inspections. From these ports 39 Ports marked 0 detentions.
- Novorossiysk (Russia) showed a high percentage of detentions with 36 detentions in 2020 for General Cargo in 312 inspections (DER 11.54%).
- Klaipeda (Lithuania) had 0 detentions and 108 deficiencies in 2020 for General Cargo in 119 inspections (DPI 0.91).
Most Challenging Port being Novorossiysk (Russia) with 20 detentions for BC Handysize in 204 inspections (DER 9.80%).
Most Challenging Port being Novorossiysk (Russia) with 13 detentions for BC Handymax in 205 inspections (DER 6.37%).
Most Challenging Port being Gladstone (Australia) with 9 detentions for BC Panamax in 126 inspections (DER 7.14%).
Most Challenging Port being Port Hedland (Australia) with 14 detentions for BC Capesize in 477 inspections (DER 3.14%).
Above analysis is based on data as found in RISK4SEA.com, the online platform that provides PSC performance transparency to the market by analysing PSC Data providing KPI, Demographics, Detentions Analytics, reports, Benchmarks and Insights for 23 fleet segments in an advanced analysis of the last 5 years to assist stakeholders to:
• PREPARE for forthcoming PSC inspections
• ANALYSE PSC performance to identify strengths & weaknesses
• BENCHMARK fleets against competition and the industry