Maritime and ports

Supporting programmes and strategic investments across the maritime and ports sector by assuring, optimising and delivering complex requirements and applying major programmes and projects best practice.

Maritime and ports

Realising best value and optimised outcomes in the maritime sector

Global maritime sector operations span a diverse range of activities, including shipping, ports and harbours, maritime business services, nautical engineering and leisure marine, including cruise and ferry operations. International trade relies on containerised shipping, which transports some 11 bn tonnes of cargo each year – and on increasingly tight schedules.

Changing market demands and vessel evolution are driving the adaptation and expansion of existing facilities and associated strategic infrastructure hubs, including warehousing, rail, roads, airports and terminal facilities. To meet increasing demand, the maritime sector is continually challenging itself – and its suppliers – to provide cost-effective, future proofed infrastructure which enhances efficiencies and reduces operating costs.

Owners and operators are rapidly adopting innovative technology to support sustainable business objectives and are working with maritime and ship building industry organisations to provide more technologically advanced ships, storage vessels and associated facilities. The sector is innovating to respond to global decarbonisation challenges by increasing the energy efficiency of port infrastructure and shipping fleets. It is also exploring sustainable fuels to progressively achieve net zero by 2050.

Our expertise in maritime and ports

We are recognised for our multi-modal transport sector expertise, which includes ports, maritime facilities and associated terminal infrastructure. We offer investment, project and programme set-up and delivery expertise, including operating and maintenance advice. This is to achieve expedient and economic outcomes through the use of innovative digital management and reporting solutions.

Our expertise covers the full lifecycle of port facilities and includes advising on business case development, identifying opportunities for capital and operating cost reductions and managing change in live operating environments.

Our understanding of commodities, trade agreements and special economic zones enables us to provide the best outcomes for our clients.

Independent partner

Advice is impartial, we focus on client interests and objectives to achieve sustainable outcomes which have the potential to contribute to net zero by 2050.

Global maritime experience

Our work on major ports and maritime programmes across multiple continents enables us to deliver innovative, high-value solutions to address client challenges.

Transport sector specialists

Our experience on strategic transport hubs provides us with in depth understanding of the drivers and challenges of maritime transport.


Read how we have worked with maritime clients to meet the challenges of programmes and projects for waterfront regeneration, ports, terminals, piers, docks and other infrastructure, driving efficiency and value.

Specialist maritime and ports services

We inform, shape and connect maritime investments, programmes and projects to marketplace innovation and global best practice. Working with clients, we define and implement sustainable strategies to enhance asset management capability, develop business cases, establish the vision and manage complex change through the use of digital technology.

We enable effective set-up of programmes by establishing programme operating models, developing programme baselines, engaging the market and procuring the supply chain. In the delivery phase we drive performance, proposing efficiencies, sharing and implementing lessons learnt. In doing so, we provide insights that ensure performance is on track and objectives are achieved.

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