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Seafarer wage cost benchmarking

Spinnaker is your source for reliable wage cost benchmarking data for employers of seafarers. Crew cost data is analysed by nationality, rank and vessel type.

We collate, analyse and report daily crew-cost data – this includes leave pay and guaranteed overtime, rotation, and enables members to identify the cost of crewing a vessel.

Reports show market highs and lows, and P10 –P90 percentiles for comparison against each member’s data.

The following sectors are reported:

  • Container
  • General cargo
  • Car carrier
  • Ferry/RoRo/Ropax
  • Chemical tanker
  • Product tanker
  • LNG
  • LPG
  • Cruise
  • Bulk carrier
  • Crude tanker

All data is reported in anonymous aggregated format in order to preserve member confidentiality.

In order to be a part of our seafarer wage cost benchmarking, companies are required to join the Seafarer Employers’ Association, of which Spinnaker are secretariat. 

Membership benefits:

  • The most reliable crew wage cost data for officers and ratings
  • Access to a crewing network working within the maritime industry
  • Ad-hoc crew wage advice
  • Participation in information exchange surveys
  • A discounted ticket to the Spinnaker Maritime HR Conference

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