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21-22 June 2021
Online: Live & On-DemandPart of The Maritime Online Series

Rhett Harris
Senior Manning Analyst at Drewry


Rhett has spent over 10 years undertaking surveys to provide benchmarking data and analysis on seafarer wage rates and associated manning costs across different nationalities and vessel types, as well as seafarer availability assessments. He has had a long-established association with Drewry, supporting both its research and consulting activities.


Rhett joined UK-based Precious Alliance in 2008 as a Survey Consultant before becoming a Director in 2013, providing benchmarking services to the global maritime industry focussing on seafarers working on all vessel types in the industry. He undertakes regular market surveys of international tanker officers covering 20,000 seafarers and 1,500 vessels, as well as other similar surveys separately covering the dry and offshore sectors.


Rhett plays a central key role in supporting Drewry with information on seafarer wage rates and associated costs, as well as officer manpower projections. In 2019 he became Editor of Drewry’s world renowned Manning Annual Review and Forecast report as well as contributing editor of the Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast report. He is responsible for Drewry’s research and consultancy services covering seafarer costs, employment practices and availability projections.


Rhett holds a degree in Accounting and Finance at Brighton University, UK

Agenda Sessions

  • Setting the Scene| OPEX Report Overview