The Maritime Group International (TMG) is an international consortium of maritime service companies, marine consultancies and marine management companies.
It comprises independently established maritime service companies and marine consultancies with a headquarters in Seattle and regional offices in London, Honolulu, and Singapore.
Our experienced maritime professionals include directors and senior managers, ship masters, marine mechanical and electrical engineers, port civil engineers and designers, naval architects, ship brokers, maritime security experts, transport analysts, economists, maritime accountants, maritime environmentalists, oil spill experts and specialist surveyors.
The company is strategically positioned to be able to provide our wide range of services, support and assistance to clients quickly and in most parts of the planet.
As well as the ability to provide diverse maritime services, our regional offices have core areas of expertise. They are:
Seattle – Cruise and ferry operation and management; cruise and ferry terminal management.
Honolulu – Bulk cargo shipping and bulk terminal operation and management. Environmental expertise.
London – Ferry operation and management, including conventional ferries, high speed craft and hovercraft operations; ship management and ship broking: environmental and oil/chemical spill management and advice; ship and port security; legal advice and expert witness; ship broking; maritime economics and accountancy;
Singapore – Tanker operations; oil and LNG; statutory surveys; SIRE and DCI inspections; pre-vetting surveys; offshore oil industry related operations; management consultancy presentations; training.
The sea is an incredibly hostile and dangerous place to live, work and trade, and is governed by international regulations founded on experience built up over hundreds (if not thousands) of years to ensure safety on the water (at sea, rivers, lakes and inland waterways) is maintained as far as it possible can be.
Although rich in opportunity, the world of maritime business is also intellectually challenging.
The only real and sensible solution for both newcomers and established maritime businesses alike is to work with experts who’ve been there before and know exactly what it takes to achieve success when doing business at or with the sea.
And that’s where we come in…
The Maritime Group International – also known throughout world shipping circles as TMG – is a world-class, international maritime services company and consultancy, providing solutions for all of your business needs.
We work to the highest professional standards and deliver results in a timely and cost-effective manner.
We have one of the greatest networks of global maritime connected operatives and together with our strategic partners can offer complete competitive maritime business solutions.
All at TMG have more than a great respect for the sea and all that comes with it, brought on by combined years of experience in working, living and operating both afloat and ashore.
Our experts are extremely knowledgeable about the minefield of regulations and pitfalls governing safety, security, management and operations at sea.
Within the TMG organization and together with our strategic partners, there are marine engineers, port civil engineers, port planners, port operators, economists, environmentalists, financial experts, maritime lawyers, ship brokers, traffic experts, naval architects, port architects, surveyors for both ports and vessels, marketing experts, maritime security experts, IT and communication experts and more.
TMG is the world’s premier specialist marine service agency in ferry and cruise, including high speed ferries. Some of our other areas of expertise, but not by any means all, include operations; business advice; bid development support; safety and security; ship brokerage; port development, marketing, operation and management; business development; inspections and audits; technical services, litigation services and expert witnesses.
If you’re interested in exploring a maritime project or wish to improve your current business, let TMG ensure your venture is as successful, safe and smooth as possible together with making sure your investment and profits are safe and secure.
All of TMG’s clients are very special to us and we pride ourselves in making sure that they have an extraordinary experience when they are working with us.
TMG can prove it has the experience, expertise and dedication that has made us a leader in the maritime service industry and able to offer truly individual solutions that lead to dramatic, sustainable business growth.
The Maritime Group Inc. was formed in 1990 in the USA by Captain John M Cox for the research and development of new cruise, shipping, ferry and port projects in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
It has since successfully completed numerous ventures and established an enviable reputation throughout the cruise and ferry industry in North America for its depth of knowledge, expertise and integrity.
In 2004 TMG formed a company based in London, TMG Europe, to provide services to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Subsequently TMG, in association with other maritime consultancies, formed The Maritime Group International to widen the scope of maritime services and expertise offered on a global basis.
The company expanded with regional offices established in Seattle, Honolulu, Australasia, Singapore, Durban, Halifax (NS) and London, drawing together a diverse group of expert maritime professionals with many years of experience in ship operations and management at sea and ashore.
We are currently engaged in various contracts in North America, Caribbean, Pacific region, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
We have worked with a variety of clients, such as major shipping groups, port operators and government agencies based in North America, Europe, the Pacific Basin, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean as well as smaller operators in niche markets.
We have a client list that includes major cruise and ferry operators in North America and we are also active in international ferry management.
We also act as an agency for maritime consultancies, maritime surveyors and maritime service companies throughout the world, enabling us to meet any special requirements of clients.
Founder - The Maritime Group
Chairman and President - The Maritime Group (International) Limited (London) and The Maritime Group, Inc. (Seattle)
Managing Partner/Principal - The Maritime Group (USA)
John is highly experienced in the cruise, ferry and port sectors of the maritime industry.
He spent many years in command as Captain of cruise ships and is a former senior executive with Admiral Cruises, now merged with Royal Caribbean.
Since 1990, John has been involved in a range of project worldwide to analyze cruise and ferry operations, and terminal and port development. He maintains contacts with senior executives of all the major cruise lines.
John’s impressive list of industry appointments includes President of the Northwest Cruise Ship Association as well as the Alaska Steamship Association. He was Senior Vice-President of Western Cruise Lines and Admiral Cruises.
John is the Chairman and CEO of the board of the Black Ball Ferry Line of Seattle, Washington State, USA. Black Ball Ferry Line is the last privately owned US shipping company operating an international freight and passenger service.
John is a graduate of the California Maritime Academy with a BSc in Marine Sciences, and majored at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the California State University at San Francisco.
Managing Director - The Maritime Group (International) Limited, London
Executive Vice President - The Maritime Group, Inc
Managing Partner/Principal - The Maritime Group (Europe)...
Managing Director - The Maritime Group (International) Limited, London
Executive Vice President - The Maritime Group, Inc
Managing Partner/Principal - The Maritime Group (Europe)
Malcolm has considerable marine related experience gained over many years, specializing in the high speed craft, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferry sectors.
His seagoing career spanned 24 years, of which 10 were as Captain in command of container vessels, cross channel ferries and a cruise ship.
Malcolm then spent more than 20 years ashore in senior executive and management roles, where he has worked, and is still working, in ferry and high speed craft operations, container operations, cruise operations, ship management, general and commercial management.
As a highly experienced ship and operations manager he is also an expert ship broker specializing in the charter market and is a past member of the London Baltic Exchange.
Malcolm had the honor of being the Master of the London livery company, the Honourable Company of Master Mariners in 2009-2010. He is also a Freeman of the ancient Company of Watermen of the River Thames and a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House. Malcolm is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute. He is a module course leader and lectures at City, University of London, for their MSc course in Maritime Operations and Management. He was awarded the Merchant Navy Medal for meritorious service to the British MN in 2013.
Director of Business Strategy and Partner - The Maritime Group (International) Limited (London). Partner/Principal TMG Europe...
Director of Business Strategy and Partner - The Maritime Group (International) Limited (London). Partner/Principal TMG Europe
Les is an internationally experienced marine professional and company director specializing in business development, operations, accident investigation, security and management consultancy.
With more than 40 years' experience in the marine environment, Les holds dual Canadian and British nationality.
He is a former Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Navy submariner who was responsible for the management of large numbers of personnel and £1 billion nuclear assets in four command appointments.
Before joining TMG in 2014, Les was Chief Operating Officer of an international forensic engineering, accident investigation and expert witness company.
He has been head of a maritime consultancy group for a leading classification society; maritime security director for a leading international business risk consultancy; export promoter for the UK Government for the ports security industries and the marine operations manager for one of the most prestigious ports in the UK and Western Europe.
Les is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Liveryman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, The Worshipful Company of Arbitrators and a Younger Brother of the Corporation of Trinity House.
Les gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Nuclear Engineering from The Royal Military College of Canada and has an MBA specializing in corporate financial metrics.
Les is the Chairman of TMG’s strategic partner Bowline Defence Ltd.
Managing Partner/Principal -
The Maritime Group, LLC, Honolulu (Pacific)
Bill has worked in the maritime industry for the past 40 years. He is engaged in many aspects of the maritime industry, including port development, ship husbandry, port logistics and marine transportation, cargo and cruise operations, legislative oversight, regulatory oversight, regulatory compliance and maritime security.
Born in Norway, but now holding US citizenship, Bill hails from a long line of professional mariners, spending his youth growing up around the ocean which evolved into a lifelong passion.
Previously, Bill worked for various maritime companies, including Norwegian Cruise Lines as Director of Port Operations, and American Hawaii Cruises (AHC)/United States Lines where he served as Vice President – Maritime Affaires.
Prior to AHC he worked for Sause Brothers, Matson Navigation Company and Theo Davies Maritime Agencies; maritime companies where he had operational oversight of company vessels and the management of marine logistics and terminal support operations.
Joint Venture Partner, Security and Risk Management Division – The Maritime Group (International) Limited, London
Business Director – State 21 Ltd
Tony brings 32 years of experience with the police and military, most recently as head of Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Unit where he managed the policing and security presence in the Solent maritime community.
Among Tony’s comprehensive areas of expertise are operational management, interview management, counter terrorism legal advisor, intelligence management and crime investigation.
He also has a wide range of training qualifications and was an approved trainer for Hampshire Constabulary delivering national CID foundation courses on Investigative Interviewing and Family Liaison.
Tony is a qualified yachtmaster in power and sail, and a careers ambassador for British Marine for whom he delivers regular lectures.
He is also a visiting university lecturer for MSc courses on Maritime Security and delivers workshops on maritime crime for delegates from across the world.
Joint Venture Partner and Managing Director
of State21 Limited
Richard, a former Police Chief Superintendent, with extensive experience in organisational leadership, major project management, and technology insertion, leads on a State 21’s growing pool of police associates.
In his former role Richard led a significant restructuring exercise for the intelligence, resource management and offender management area in the police service, reducing costs by circa £5 million.
Richard command credentials include leading for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Hampshire along with commanding police response at Premier football matches and test match cricket.
He is qualified for Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS), holds a Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS) and is an accredited trainer for Victim Support with whom he is rolling out offender courses nationwide.
Kevin is an internationally experienced, entrepreneurial sales professional with a highly successful background in business to business solution sales, key account management and new business development.
His extensive maritime experience developed from 17 years in the Royal Naval Submarine Service to, more recently, sales of marine terminal and supply chain optimization solutions to principally the oil and gas majors worldwide.
Kevin has recently held key positions in the Business Unit Oil and Gas at Quintiq (Dassault Systemes Group), and in Oil, Gas and Maritime solutions at Cirrus Logistics Ltd. (Centriq Group) and at Emerson Process Management (CSi). This was preceded by UK sales for Emerson Process Management (CSi) – Predictive Maintenance Solutions.
In late 2015 he founded Portunus-Solutions Ltd. in 2015, a solution brokerage and referral partner to both selected Supply Chain and Advanced Maintenance Solution vendors, valuable to the shipping, port and terminal community.
Working to TMG’s accredited ISO 9001 standard, Kevin is now responsible for the company’s business development activities, including the acquisition of new business and additional partner. He maintains fruitful relationships with the wider TMG sales teams, existing customers and partner organizations.
Kevin leads the company’s expansion into new markets whilst continuing to grow relationships with existing clients and ensuring that TMG’s high standards of honesty and ethical practice are maintained throughout the sales cycle.
Kevin gained requisite academic, professional, leadership and staff training qualifications throughout his time in the RN and has held several senior operational roles in both diesel-electric and nuclear powered submarines.
He was Deputy Senior Warfare Training Officer at the RN Submarine School before retiring voluntarily from the RN in the rank of Lieutenant Commander in 1993 to pursue an extremely successful career in the commercial world.
State 21 is a resilience management consultancy delivering training, exercises and de-briefing in the following areas at strategic, tactical and operational levels:
REPUTATIONAL MANAGEMENT, EMERGENCY PLANNING, SPECIALIST MARITIME SECURITY SERVICES, POLICE, MILITARY, SECURITY AND BLUE LIGHT SKILLS AND SERVICES.
With 90 years of police experience, State 21 can help your business run more smoothly by being prepared for both the expected and unexpected.
Strategic Alliances – TMG’s global collaborative network includes a host of high caliber businesses at the forefront of their particular sectors.
They following are just a handful of the many market leading firms with whom we enjoy a successful business relationship.
Between them, the Wysocki Quinn Woollam team has over 45 years of hands-on transactional, non-contentious experience in the maritime sector. With over 25 years’ experience in transactional aspects of the commercial marine sector, their offering ...
Between them, the Wysocki Quinn Woollam team has over 45 years of hands-on transactional, non-contentious experience in the maritime sector. With over 25 years’ experience in transactional aspects of the commercial marine sector, their offering in this area of law is spearheaded by Ed Woollam whose specialisms include the provision of legal advice and assistance. Ed Woollam has advised and cooperated with TMG Europe since its foundation in 2004 on many projects.
Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) is a development and infrastructure consultant. They are an independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists, and economists delivering development and infrastructure projects on behalf of their clients.They ...
Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) is a development and infrastructure consultant.
They are an independent practice of engineers, planners, scientists, and economists delivering development and infrastructure projects on behalf of their clients.
They create value for clients and communities through their projects, and their ambition is to continue to be recognised by their people, clients and peers as a cutting-edge consultancy.
They have a regional spread of offices with a depth of technical skills throughout the UK, and an associated company in Prague that services European markets.
The world leader in marine forecasting – through the application of technology, innovation and partnership – Nowcasting International is one the global experts in Metocean Forecasting for the Offshore and Marine Industries. Its High Resolution ...
The world leader in marine forecasting – through the application of technology, innovation and partnership – Nowcasting International is one the global experts in Metocean Forecasting for the Offshore and Marine Industries. Its High Resolution Weather Forecasting is an operational solution helping to plan offshore operations and reduce weather related downtime and costs. Nowcasting works frequently with TMG International in providing analytical meteorological services especially when dealing with high speed craft routes.
Morison Muscat is licensed to practice the profession of audit, accounting and related business services by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Sutanate of Oman. Morison Muscat is an independent member firm of Morison International (MI), ...
Morison Muscat is licensed to practice the profession of audit, accounting and related business services by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the Sutanate of Oman. Morison Muscat is an independent member firm of Morison International (MI), which has its Worldwide Secretariat based in London, United Kingdom.
MI is a worldwide network of professional business advisers, founded in 1990. The fundamental elements of the MI philosophy are quality, client-focus and an active international perspective. It is TMG’s agent and representative in the Middle East.
HSOG is at the forefront of the offshore and shipping industries worldwide, providing a diverse range of innovative specialist services related to the fabrication and maintenance of critical assets operating within the offshore & shipping ...
HSOG is at the forefront of the offshore and shipping industries worldwide, providing a diverse range of innovative specialist services related to the fabrication and maintenance of critical assets operating within the offshore & shipping industries. They offer a differentiated service through the growth of our worldwide operations and their MODU Service Hubs (MSH) in key strategic locations around the globe supplemented with local resources. HSOG innovative collaborative approach makes us our clients’ first choice when it comes to selecting a service partner.
Houlder delivers all three, whether the requirement is for design and build of new vessels, specialist marine equipment or complex project management. Houlder do this globally for clients at the forefront of offshore expansion and innovation.Their ...
Houlder delivers all three, whether the requirement is for design and build of new vessels, specialist marine equipment or complex project management. Houlder do this globally for clients at the forefront of offshore expansion and innovation.
Their engineers, naval architects, designers and project managers do more than simply offer their expertise to the market. They combine forces to bring clarity to industry challenges, present fully thought through solutions and balance intellect, experience and practical knowhow.
Bowline Defence is a leading risk management and security services company with operations worldwide. The London-based company boasts a strong mix of active military experience and practical commercial expertise. It delivers highly-effective ...
Bowline Defence is a leading risk management and security services company with operations worldwide. The London-based company boasts a strong mix of active military experience and practical commercial expertise. It delivers highly-effective solutions through an innovative combination of technology and active deployments which are tailored specifically to the client’s needs.
With a bold commitment to meet – and exceed – global industry standards, Bowline Defence’s outstanding reputation is built on achieving the highest levels of compliance with international standards; it is a signatory to every relevant convention, code and protocol.
Barney Parsons Associates (BPA) was founded in June 2006 to provide research services for the offshore energy and marine industries.It has carried out many projects, either as an independent company, or in partnership with associates, including TMG, ...
Barney Parsons Associates (BPA) was founded in June 2006 to provide research services for the offshore energy and marine industries.
It has carried out many projects, either as an independent company, or in partnership with associates, including TMG, for a wide variety of companies and organisations in the US, Norway and the UK. BPA clients have included subsea engineering companies, subsea equipment suppliers, chemical manufacturers, investment banks and the UK government.
Beckett Rankine is an engineering consultancy firm that specializes in marine infrastructure and boasts a dedicated and highly experienced team of engineers. Its team is dedicated to the improvement and development of marine structures across the UK ...
Beckett Rankine is an engineering consultancy firm that specializes in marine infrastructure and boasts a dedicated and highly experienced team of engineers. Its team is dedicated to the improvement and development of marine structures across the UK and the world. Many Beckett Rankine designs have been groundbreaking, such as planning the world’s largest man-made harbor at Ras Laffan in Qatar, the award-winning Millbank Pier in London, and the highly innovative design of the Dockmaster pontoon range.
The firm has a long and proud history, and has been owned by the same two families since it was established in 1888. It has a long history of working closely with TMG on many projects.
Great Destination Strategies (GDS) specializes in branding, product development and marketing of cruise ports, communities and tourism destinations. GDS assists its worldwide clients in creating unique places that attract visitors, investors and ...
Great Destination Strategies (GDS) specializes in branding, product development and marketing of cruise ports, communities and tourism destinations. GDS assists its worldwide clients in creating unique places that attract visitors, investors and residents alike. GDS has been helping large and small communities, counties, states and countries for more than 20 years, designing solutions that meet their individual needs and achieve their economic and quality of life goals.
Aquarius Services comprises a team of experts who are committed to providing reliable, cost efficient and effective services to the marine industry. It works closely with all segments of the maritime industry to assist them in achieving their ...
Aquarius Services comprises a team of experts who are committed to providing reliable, cost efficient and effective services to the marine industry. It works closely with all segments of the maritime industry to assist them in achieving their objectives and targets. It has a strong relationship with TMG, especially on the Indian sub-continent and Indian Ocean.
Based in Mumbai in India, it provides reliable maritime solutions in the areas of maritime consultancy, project supervision,
AmergentTechs, LLC (AT) is a leading provider of high-quality products and services to assist companies not only meet regulatory requirements, or program goals, but to move beyond compliance. AT has expertise in many industries including maritime, ...
AmergentTechs, LLC (AT) is a leading provider of high-quality products and services to assist companies not only meet regulatory requirements, or program goals, but to move beyond compliance. AT has expertise in many industries including maritime, transportation, energy and environmental services. The AT team can provide personnel or solutions for the most demanding of challenges.
WANTED: Small global maritime companies/consulting groups or individual consultants to join The Maritime Group International as Franchisees.
To schedule an initial discussion, please email us, detailing your availability to talk/meet and a brief resume of background, experience and qualifications.
All Franchisees taken on board will be expected to comply with The Maritime Group International standards and comply with out ISO 9001 accreditation.