Compared to other transport modes, ferries have their own unique set of working constraints that impact planning and scheduling – such as how many staff are required to operate vessels, on water and dry dock maintenance, and extreme weather events. Each ferry requires a qualified Captain, and its size will determine how many deckhands are required for a safe and reliable operation.
Accurate timetables and rosters create schedules that bring success to a ferry operation. The ability to easily match crew qualifications to your ferry services is crucial. Ferry planning and scheduling must consider several issues to meet regulatory compliance, meet service level requirements, and stay within set operating budgets to deliver better passenger experiences.