Ship Service Performance Analysis
Where in the past the operational cost of a ship was dominated by crew costs, fuel costshave taken over the majority of costs due to ever increasing bunker prices. To reduceoperational costs, ships should be optimised in fuel efficiency considering environmentalconditions and operational parameters. A first step in optimising ship performance is tocheck the speed-power relation in speed trials. A transparent and accurate industrystandard for conducting and analysing speed trials is discussed.