Paris MoU – Capesize PSC Analytics (2015-2019)

Capesize are large-sized bulk carriers typically above 150,000 deadweight tonnage (DWT). The name is due to reason that such ships can not pass the Panama canal and the way from Atlantic to Indian & Pacific is conducted via the Cape of Good Hope. Capesize ships are commonly used in transportation of coal, iron ore and commodity raw materials.

Inspections data – Capesize (2015-2019)
Age group analytics
Age group share in PSC results
Deficiencies per inspection (DPI)
Detention rate (DER)


Common Capesize Ports Detention performance
Top 10 PSC Detainable Deficiency areas
Most Common Detainable Deficiencies for Capesize Bulk carriers
Summary overview
  1. More than 50% of inspections end without deficiencies
  2. Capesize Ships more than 10 years old show a problematic PSC performance in Paris MoU
  3. Operators avoid sending ships aged above 20 years to Paris MoU
  4. Most Main Ports (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Nowy Port, Marshaille etc) show low or zero Detention Rate
  5. Fire Safety and ISM are the most common detainable areas for Capesize ships in Paris MoU Region
  6. The most common finding during detentions is the ISM code conformance

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