Maritime Services

TMG International’s structure with regional consultancies and strategic alliances around the world combined with the scope of knowledge and experience of its people allows it to offer specialist services to the global maritime industry.

Our people, managing partners and consultants are all high achievers within the industry and aim to provide an exceptional standard of service throughout the group.

TMG also has a number of strategic partners within the maritime industry who provide specialist services over a wide range of activities and products.

Marine Consultants and Technical Services

TMG is a world class marine consultancy drawn from experts of many nationalities. They specialize in the cruise and ferry sector, but also offer marine services across a wide range of maritime disciplines.

The combined expertise, experience and qualifications of our team and our strategic associates enable us to provide a wide range of technical services to the maritime industry globally.

These include ship operations, management and training, port and terminal design and construction, the technical aspects of port operation management and control.

Our technical services include:

  • Cargo movement co-ordination
  • Engineering support services
  • Emergency response planning
  • Government agency consultancy
  • Investigative research projects
  • Legislative research/lobbying support
  • Maritime security program development
  • Port facility infrastructure improvements
  • Regulatory compliance assistance
  • Terminal services optimization
  • Vessel management system development 

Port, Harbour, Lake and River Development

TMG has joined forces with Sacré-Davey Engineering, Inc., (SDE) of Vancouver, Canada.

SDE is a medium sized multi-disciplined engineering company, operating almost exclusively until recently in Canada and the US west coast. It has large contracts in oil and gas but also has built up a portfolio in general engineering and harbour and port works, and now wishes to expand in this field. To this end SDE has allied itself with TMG through a legally binding MOA. The joint companies have already carried out several harbour related projects in Canada and West Africa since 2019.  The joint companies wish to expand their port and harbour portfolio, initially in the UK/Europe and Africa, but eventually become world dominant.

Ship Inspections Audits & Vetting

TMG’s team includes consultants that are professionally qualified and highly experienced in conducting statutory surveys and client based surveys and inspections.

These include SIRE and CDI, pre-purchase, condition, cargo and damage surveys, ISM and ISPS audits.

Training for the various categories can be arranged on board, at the client’s premises or in selected venues as appropriate.

Our survey portfolio includes:

  • Pre-purchase and condition surveys
  • SIRE/DCI inspections and reports
  • Pre-vetting surveys
  • ISM/ISPS/MLC audits
  • Navigation audits
  • Ship vetting presentations
  • MLC 2000 presentations
  • Training in all of these categories

Ship Operations & Management

TMG’s expert ship operating and management experience is based on many years of seagoing and in management positions ashore on various classes of commercial and military vessels and operations.

Our team and strategic partners have held high level positions worldwide at sea and ashore in senior executive, operating and technical management roles.

Our expertise covers such areas as:

  • Cruise ships
  • Large high speed Ro-Pax ferries
  • Conventional Ro-Pax and Ro-Ro ferries
  • High speed craft
  • Ro-Ro cargo ships
  • Inshore, estuarial and river ferries
  • Cellular and non-cellular container ships
  • Tankers, including oil and LNG/LPG
  • Bulk carriers
  • Break bulk cargo ships
  • Reefer ships, including break bulk and cellular container reefer cargo
  • Military vessels and submarines

Our wide range of services include:

  • Ship and mega yacht management
  • Evaluation survey and brokerage of sale and purchase of ships and mega yachts
  • Technical and operational management of passenger ships, ferries, fast ferries, Ro-Ro ships, train ferries, container and general cargo ships and mega yachts
  • Ship broking services - sale and purchase and charter parties
  • Flag registration and change of registry
  • ISM, ISPS, MLC and navigational audits
  • Insurance audits
  • Damage surveys
  • Weather routing and electronic forecasting

Port Operation and Management

TMG and its strategic partners have in-depth expertise in port operation and management, whether for specific sector or more general use.

Our experts have experience of managing cruise terminals, container ports, dry break bulk and bulk cargo ports and ferry facilities, including high speed craft and Hovercraft ports.

We are also currently involved in cruise and ferry terminal management and development.

We can arrange environmental studies and hydrographical and topographical surveys as well as advice on dredging operations and the design of port buildings and infrastructure.

Our portfolio of services also includes expert advice about the implementation of the ISPS code.

We can also carry out annual audits as well as analysis of current and projected freight movements.

Cargo and Freight Operations

The TMG team is experienced in all aspects of cargo and freight operations and can provide clients with a wide range of related services.

They include:

  • Terminal and port infrastructure evaluation
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Shore side organisational development
  • Freight research and market assessment
  • Traffic volume assessment
  • Current and projected freight movements
  • Modal shift economic assessment and planning
  • Freight planning and analysis
  • Voyage estimating
  • Forecasting and pricing
  • Cargo expediting for tankers, tank cleaning
  • Tanker on board safety training

Maritime Business Development

TMG has wide experience in setting up new cruise, ferry, container and cargo lines, including bulk and break bulk, in various countries round the globe.

We are uniquely placed to provide support and assistance in the analysis, development, planning and setting up of these and other maritime related business ventures.


We have expertise in the following fields:

  • Evaluation of new maritime business ventures
  • Potential market analysis/revenue predictions
  • Developing business plans for new maritime business ventures
  • Financial projections for new business
  • Developing labor cost projections and manning plans
  • Competitor analysis
  • Operational and capital cost evaluation
  • Investor relations
  • Regulatory compliance related to new business ventures

Port Development & Marketing

TMG has specialist knowledge and expertise in the strategic development and promotion of ports, supporting clients to achieve their aims for business expansion and efficient operation.

We have assisted port authorities and private clients in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia by delivering the following services:

  • Creation of marketing strategies for ports seeking to attract new business, such as cruise ships, ferries, fast ferries and container ships
  • Assessment of existing and proposed port infrastructure for specific trades
  • Development of financial models to create revenue projections, forecasting and pricing recommendations
  • Application of pricing model strategies based on in-depth analysis of successful competitor ports
  • Introduction of ports to ship owners
  • Management of procurement activities and bidding for ship owner selection
  • Preparation of Requests for Proposal (RFP), promotional information and brochures
  • Identification and assessment of innovation
  • Continuous improvement programs
  • Freight planning and analysis
  • Freight research and market assessment
  • Assessment of port operational interfaces and integration
  • Transport link reviews
  • Port security