The Marine & Ports department provides a wide range of consultancy and surveying services.
The department also performs project work involving navigational risk and environmental impact studies, berth design and related port development projects, including dredging, towage, oil pollution clean-up and other port services.
Scope of work
Cargo handling & stowage
Charter party disputes
Collision & grounding incidents
Compliance audits for shipowners
Draft survey calculations
Expert witness >
Heavy weather claims
Hull, machinery & cargo damage
Incident investigation worldwide
Live attendance >
Loss prevention studies
Navigation, pilotage and seamanship
Pollution incident investigation & modelling
Port, harbour, terminal & offshore facility studies
Post incident investigations >
Ship safety & stability studies
Shipboard accidents & personal injury claims
Speed & fuel consumption analysis
Structural engineering & naval architect studies
Supervision of repairs afloat & in dry dock
Technical due diligence assessments
Unsafe berth investigations
Vessel condition surveys
Experts & Consultants
The Marine & Ports department comprises experienced professionals including master mariners, marine, civil and port development engineers and marine environmental specialists.
Senior members of the team are frequently called upon to give expert advice in arbitration and court hearings.
CWA has investigated and advised on a number of prominently reported vessel casualties worldwide. The range of issues considered include:
Impact of damage on cargo handling capability
Technical & operational input for risk management
Protection of the environment
Risk analysis of spills scenario
Expert advice on cargo care
Supervision of cargo transfer (including STS)
Recovery and loss audit of cargo
CWA advises on navigation and seamanship in losses arising from heavy weather.
CWA advises on port safety and the adequacy of loss prevention measures and contingency planning.
CWA advises on the nature, extent and origin of hull fouling from, for example, barnacle growth.
CWA investigates speed and performance claims.
CWA participates in larger consortia involved in the design and build of new port and terminal facilities, worldwide. In the role of specialist marine consultants, CWA advises on all aspects of safety in navigation and risk assessment in the carriage and handling of hazardous goods through the port.
Project management and engineering services provided in association with sub-sea piping specialists, including initial hydrographic and seabed survey, assessment of routing and conceptual design, project scheduling and provision costing.