IPC provides independent marine and technical advice, planning, developing, and auditing procedures for marine & port services, including port approaches and nautical issues.

Our team of Master Mariners and marine experts have an average of 40 years maritime, ports and terminals experience and provide value to clients from accumulated knowledge from across the industry.

We can assist with vessel traffic flows, navigation, pilotage, towage, berthing, mooring and cargo access equipment. We provide investigations and opinions on unsafe ports, risk and safety inspections and audits all to regulatory standards.

Our clients operate all types of services from cruise and roro, to ULCC container vessels, dry bulk, oil & gas and multipurpose operations, together with super yachts, fishing vessels, small craft and  leisure operations.

Reviews of towage, pilotage, mooring, vessel operations and training.

Reviews of ship handling characteristics, new vessel planning and assessment.

Channel Management, buoyage and hydrographic consultancy

Dredging & environmental permissions

VTS & Pilotage navigation systems

Emergency planning & training. Drills. Roll of 1st responders

Media management during a crisis, PR and communications

Anti-pollution systems, MARPOL, water and air pollution regulations

SMS and risk management

IMDG code, IMO and international regulations and customs requirements

Stowage, ships & terminals, risk based approach

Co-ordinating hazardous cargo information within the supply chain

Risk Assessments, protection, drills, training, audits and toxicology

National Occupational Standards for Harbour Masters, the Port Marine Safety Code and Powers of Direction

Ship arrest and detention, incident Investigation and Limitation of Liability

Role of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Marine Management Organisation

Emergency Plans and Services; SOSREP and his role

Marine Safety Management System and Port Operations within the Marine SMS

Sustainable Development and the Environment



Dispute Resolution

Loss of Trade/Business Interruption