Demand for port management services has helped an expanding international maritime consultancy to its busiest start to a year so far.
The Maritime Group (International) (TMG) is lining up contracts across multiple sectors for 2017 after a surge of interest in its services.
Targeted projects cover port management, ferry and cruise operations, marine surveys, feasibility studies and maritime and border security.
Les Chapman, who is a TMG director based in London, said: “Although the maritime market is toughening in certain sectors, there are still myriad opportunities available.
“Our clients tell us they are seeking services which give them the competitive edge to develop and win new business.
“We are seeing an increasing trend for the outsourcing of specialist services to ensure the most cost-effective solution for any given project.”
Cdr Chapman added: “Recent investment in our own business has helped us to our busiest first month of the year with extensive negotiations, proposals and expressions of interest for major projects.
“It is an extremely positive and exciting time as we look forward to helping more businesses and organisations succeed in the maritime sector during 2017.”
TMG, founded in 1990, is a global consortium of maritime service companies, marine consultancies and marine management businesses with its head office in Seattle and regional offices in Honolulu and London.
It is bidding for work in the Caribbean, Mauritius, the Far East, the Middle East, East Africa, the Americas, Russia, the UK and Europe.
The company recently appointed experienced commercial manager Kevin Hawes as its Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant based in the London, UK.
TMG has also launched a new website and gained ISO 9001 quality accreditation. It has joined forces with resilience management specialists State 21 and has aligned with international security provider Bowline Defence Ltd. TMG is also carrying out joint proposals with HSOG Limited/Graham & Woolnough Limited and Arup Limited.
The Maritime Group, Inc. was formed in 1990 in the USA by Captain John M Cox.
The Maritime Group (TMG) International now has regional offices in Seattle, Honolulu and London.
The London Office was set up in 2004 by Captain Malcolm W Parrott after he retired from 26 years’ service with Sea Containers, both at sea and in senior managerial and executive positions.
It is a global consortium of marine consultancies, management companies and maritime professionals with many years of experience in ship operations at sea and ashore.
TMG has worked with a variety of clients, such as major shipping groups, port operators and government agencies worldwide.
As a world-class maritime consultancy, TMG provides solutions for businesses to meet their targets from conception and planning through to operations and management.
Its experts include 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 ports and vessels, marketing experts, security experts and IT experts.
Its services include marine consultancy; operational and business advice; bid development, management and support; safety and security at sea; ship brokerage and port development and marketing.
Other services include port operation and management; cargo and freight operations; maritime business development; ship inspections, audits and vetting; technical services and litigation services and expert witness.
Its London office is at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London.
Call 0800 9551792 and visit www.tmgeurope.co.uk for more information.