Do you need expert advice about maritime business? Whatever the context it’s vital to benchmark commercial and technical aspects of your business in order to bring significant benefits at a time when safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness are paramount to your company’s success.
Our service is bespoke, tailored to your specific needs and carefully matched to the requisite level of experience and qualifications of our experienced team. This enables us to provide professional research, analysis and conclusions to ensure your maritime business is running at the optimum level of success.
Whether you’re planning a start-up or running an established operation, there can be no substitute for a knowledge-base built upon years of experience. Our team have a distinguished track record spanning decades, with hands-on experience of successful passenger and freight ventures carried out all over the world.
Commercial Consultancy Services include:
- Due diligence
- Business appraisal
- Service planning
- Revenue growth initiatives
- Cost reduction plans
- Start-up services
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If you operate a ferry or cruise business, you will have noticed an increase in challenges to the sector in recent years. The FMS team has built up considerable expertise in this area building share and yields through carefully constructed tactical marketing programmes for established, household named businesses through to the strategic management and successful introduction of new passenger services in highly competitive markets.
Passenger Consultancy Services include:
- Passenger market review & planning
- Scheduling, rosters and training all of which can be devised and implemented by FMS partners
- Sales, marketing & e-marketing
- Tactical pricing initiatives
- Reservation systems and ticketing
- Standards review & mystery shopping
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At FMS we offer a full range of services from one-off consultancy projects to long-term full management contracts involving legendary design partners who have the ability to transform onboard and terminal offers into an environment that is sure to excite and delight the travelling public whilst stimulating sales.
Passenger Retail Consultancy Services include:
- Terminal and vessel internal design
- Space planning
- Onboard revenue optimisation
- Improving the ‘offer’
- Introducing Retail Theatre
- Manning performance
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Global freight throughput has grown to the point that for many operators and terminals it has become the main focus of their business, bringing with it new capacity-related challenges. At FMS we offer freight consultancy services that are designed to help start-up ventures or established ferry operators to build robust support from the haulage sector. Practical, professional advice derived from industry experts really can make a significant difference to new-found and repeat business.
Freight Consultancy Services include:
- Market Research
- Marketing and sales planning
- Reservation ticketing and check-in systems
- Service standards review
- Freight terminal planning
- Loading and discharge procedures
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Technical reliability is inextricably linked to the safe, efficient and cost-effective operation of any vessel. Dr Bill Moses and our expert team offer essential advisory services that are critical to vessel safety, garnered through years of first-hand experience.
Technical Consultancy Services include:
- Technical assessments and appraisals
- Vessel management
- Newbuilding supervision
- Optimum tonnage selection
- Opex and Capex assessments
- Optimal budgeting
- Safety and technical reliability reviews
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Your company will be judged by your fleet and it is vital that performance is optimal, yet, with changing traffic patterns, even the most purposefully-designed vessel can soon be outmoded. FMS can help you find the right assets for your business, sourcing optimal tonnage that matches your and your customers needs.
Vessel Consultancy Services include:
- Vessel sourcing and brokerage
- Inspections and surveys
- Valuations and appraisals
- Hull & Machinery and P&I Insurance
- Optimal timetabling
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Clear and concise information is an ever-present need in today’s fast-paced, connected world, and good communication will ensure your clients at every level are satisfied with your services. At FMS, we offer consultancy services to improve the interpersonal communication between your staff and customers through on-the-job training and example.
Communication Consultancy Services include:
- Staff training and development
- Annual ferry review publication
- Regular market updates
- Blog and Twitter
- Breaking News
- Statistical analysis
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The security of shipping and ports has been designated as a top priority in the maritime industry, with legislature to support its implementation. At FMS we have a practical advantage in interpreting the ISPS Code, derived from years of first-hand experience in the industry and accreditation.
Security Consultancy Services include:
- ISPS Port facility surveys & planning
- Vessel security surveys
- Ship and Port security officer training
- Vessel uniformed guarding
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Incident investigation
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Please call in order to discuss our maritime consultation services further, you will find us attentive, timely and proactive in our dealings and assure you of our best attention. Please fill in your details below or call us on +44 (0)208 123 9401.