Management Solutions

With over 20 years experience in all areas of ship management, we provide the following bespoke management consulting services for the expedition cruise ship market;


Health, Safety, Environmental Management

    • Create, implement, and control an ISM safety management system customized specifically to the vessel
    • Perform regular on board audits for compliance with ISM, ISPS, MLC, MARPOL and ISO standards
    • Conduct regular vessel visits to develop a strong safety performance culture
    • Ensure compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental regulatory requirements
    • Health, Safety and Environmental performance monitoring against set KPI’s
    • Provide regular training to the crew on Health, Safety and Environmental practices and standards
    • Conduct investigations into incidents and accidents and prepare incident reports

 


Technical Management

    • Providing support on all technical matters, ensuring ships are operated safely, economically and efficiently
    • Preparing and controlling operational budgets for maintenance, repairs, modifications and dry-dockings
    • Technical condition assessments and performance monitoring by regular on board inspections and reporting
    • Development and control of preventive and planned maintenance systems for all on board equipment
    • Ensuring compliance with relevant national and international regulations and controling all ship certificates
    • Liaising and coordinating with flag states and class societies regarding periodical surveys
    • Obtaining and maintaining competitive rates for H&M and P&I insurance coverage

 


Procurement Management

  • Over the last 20 years we have built up an extensive network of trustworthy and reliable marine suppliers of technical spare parts, stores, oils and anything else what is used on cruise ships. We also have direct contact with international marine logistic companies to deliver ship spare parts worldwide. Therefore we can assist our clients with;
    • Sourcing, identifying, offering and purchase of technical parts and supplies at competitive prices
    • Establishing framework agreements with suppliers, including fixed discounts and payment terms
    • Negotiating with suppliers to deliver the best results for the client
    • Conducting periodic vendors appraisals and price comparisons
    • Overseeing the purchasing documentation and ensuring all invoices are matched with PO and OC
    • Provide monthly or quarterly procurement costs reports
    • Arranging smooth and fast transport and worldwide delivery of technical parts and supplies on board
    • On board stock and inventory control

 


Crew Management

  • If required, we can assist cruise ship owners with sourcing and controlling manning agents to deliver the right crew management packages, in full compliance with the latest international STCW and MLC-2006 requirements.


New-Build & Project Management

  • Dutch Swiss Marine can act as project coordinator for new build, or refit projects to ensure on-time and within budget delivery of expedition cruise ships. We work together within a dedicated pool of highly experienced independent marine project specialists, comprising of technical superintendents, interior/exterior designers and outfitting coordinators, naval architects and ex-cruise ship captains. Project management services we provide are;
      • Ship builder or shipyard evaluation and selection
      • New-build or refit contract review
      • Design review
      • Technical specification review
      • Drawing & plan approval review
      • On-site building supervision and quality control
      • Project management for interior outfitting or refurbishment
      • Design, installation and security of AV, IT & OT systems
      • Coordination of owner supplies
      • Planning and coordinating with flag state and classification surveyors
      • Liaising and coordinating with other service companies and suppliers

     


Pre-Purchase Surveys

  • We assist prospective ship owners with pre-purchase surveys, as part of the purchase process of a pre-owned expedition cruise ship. All findings will be recorded in a detailed survey report, along with recommendations and a conclusion giving an overview of the technical condition of the vessel. On large cruise ships the survey may be assisted by an interior consultant.


Interim Management Solutions

  • We provide Interim Management services for ship owners, managers and operators that may need a temporary senior executive on a short or long term basis. This can be to strengthen your executive team, to lead a project, to provide an injection of skills, or to simply provide extra executive assistance during high peak periods. Such an interim solution may give your company extra time to find an appropriate durable solution.