Husbandry is a masculine term applied to the correct upkeep of all shipping fleets. It is said that the number of ship fleet owners is dwindling. This has a lot to do with today’s sustainability issues alongside the phenomenally high costs associated with maintaining a fleet for long periods of time. So, if it remains a challenge for large fleet owners, just imagine what it must be like for the small fleet owner.
Today’s fishing fleet owners have their hands full and continue to operate against all the odds. Small to medium sized shipping fleet owners need to turn to specialized ship owner services to help them with the day to day running of their fleets. North America is surrounded by sea on at least three fronts.
There is the East Coast, and there is the West Coast, that is well-known to most commercial business owners and industrialists. But then there is also the seas that lead to all the Caribbean ports from which high levels of import and export activities will be prevalent. It is no less busier than the east and west coast ports.
Small to medium sized ship owners are well advised to outsource some of their daily tasks. The initial expense that this will entail should be well worthwhile for the long-term. Specialized ship owner services will be looking after crew changes on behalf of the master mariner. They will also be involved with the administration of necessary cash receipts.
And then there is still the challenging task of sourcing vital ship spares from all the different ports, not forgetting the issue of clearances into and out of foreign ports. A management system and set of processes is installed to improve reliability and control on behalf of the ship owners.