As a company, we concentrate on a limited number of key projects with strategic clients for exploiting the full value proposition on a long-term basis. It is one of our core strengths  that gives us a special market niche away from the usual on/off consulting business. We provide our Clients with all of our skills, know-how and experience but even more importantly with our enthusiasm in order to make their businesses successful, safe, and sustainable despite how rough and competitive the environment or how challenging the situation they are currently facing is.


Our vision is to provide the best service for our clients all over the world and achieve with them success in any project. Our mission is to be the first contact when support in the fields of port management, public tenders and fundraising is needed or our consulting service is required because of our experience. 

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We are regularly involved in new port projects all around the world (especially in Africa, Middle East and the Black Sea regions) in a very early planning stage or during some commercial studies. This information can be used to support our Clients’ business development activities. We provide support in: 

    • Providing project teasers to certain projects that might be of interest for port projects currently on the market
    • Providing in-depth research on interesting projects (detailed background reports)
    • Providing contacts with local authorities / possible local partners related to the projects
    • Defining a strategy for our Clients to successfully approach / attract an identified business opportunity

Our planning expertise comprises of maritime terminals for containers, dry- and liquid bulk, general cargo, and project cargo, the planning of dry ports / ICDs,  as well as marine service operations. We offer all kinds of consultancy services required for the successful commercialisation of port terminals, for instance: 

    • PESTEL-Analysis
    • Business planning for private, public and PPP ventures (e.g. required for bankable documents)
    • Market analysis, competition analysis, tariff studies, traffic projections
    • Business process analysis, SWOT-analysis and benchmark studies
    • Elaboration of concession frameworks (due diligence, concession plan, concession contract)
    • Feasibility studies and master planning

We support the tendering of PPP-contracts by public entities (preparation of tender documents, contract negotiation, etc.) or the bidding process of private companies (preparation of bids, contract negotiation, etc.)

We assist in the implementation of  supporting systems for port operation, for instance: 

    • Terminal Operation Systems (technical specifications of system requirements, provision of hard- and software components, custom-fit solutions by own programmers, installation and testing)
    • In cooperation with partners, we develop blockchain solutions in the port, shipping, logistics and transportation sectors.
    • Supporting infrastructure and superstructure construction above and below ground (specification, design, construction supervision)
    • Supporting procurement of maintenance and repair systems
    • Supporting the procurement of port handling equipment (technical specification of main equipment and system components, tendering, contract negotiations, construction supervision, testing)
    • In cooperation with partners, development of test procedures for manual, semi- and fully automated port handling equipment

In cooperation with partners, we create tailor-made numerical simulation models for the port sector. Our models include:

    • Numerical simulation of logistic transport systems (vessel traffic/disposition, nautical access, terminal operation, hinterland connections, etc.) and other complex dynamic industry systems
    • 2D or 3D graphical animation of the simulation
    • 3D layouts and films of industrial sites, especially maritime terminals

For operators, ocean carriers and transport companies, we provide support in onboarding, training, consulting, integration, implementation, app development and migration of the legacy systems


We offer tailored solutions for the financing of port projects and related services: 

    • Financial modelling/analysis (DCF-method, plan P&L-statements, plan balance-sheets, calculation of main financial indicators, sensitivity calculation,  risk analysis by financial simulation)
    • Financial due diligence and financial valuation
    • Raising of development capital, private equity, venture capital/mezzanine, senior debt
    • Set-up of shareholder structures for different financing rounds and related shareholder agreements
    • Commercial negotiations with shareholders, lenders or grantors
    • Involving own company’s sources or innovative reward schemas for our services

In port management and operation, we provide full-service solutions as follows: 

    • Temporary holding of managerial and technical key-positions in port or logistic companies
    • Change Management related to the implementation of new TOS / IT-systems as well as during M&A
    • Management support, e. g. port operation, HR, IT and M&R
    • Management support for commercial negotiations or negotiations with banks, labour unions / other important stakeholder

We also offer tailor-made trainings according to your needs by:

    • Drafting of systematic training plans

    • Training of managers and employees
    • Organising tailored trainings in all relevant fields of port planning, operation and commercialisation
    • Training for marine services (including training with simulators)
    • Planning educational trips to European ports and domestic terminal


Some of our clients, for whom we have completed a number of assignments in the last couple of years are shown in the videos below:


We are proud to have provided our services to Fairplay Towage over the last 9 years. Watch the video below for more insights.


We are proud to have provided our services to Tanzania Ports Authority over the last 4 years, together with our mother company Sellhorn. Watch the video below for more insights.


Feel free to contact us with all your questions and information requests. We are happy to be of service!


We work as an independent expert for international clients as port authorities or other public institutions as well as private port operators, projects developers/sponsors, financers/investors/DFIs. Some of our clients include: