We offer a range of surveying and consulting services for many industries. The list below summarizes our most common services. For unlisted services, please contact us with the scope and timeline, we typically respond within a few hours.
Research & Analytics
Modern technology allows us to find solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems by simply entering a few words into our phones. However, with the abundance of data available today, analyzing and using it productively can be challenging.
We are proud to offer our expertise in research and analytics to solve some of your most complex business problems. Our exclusive arsenal of research and development tools allow us to formulate data-driven solutions for your business. Whether it is a comprehensive industry report or a prescriptive risk analysis for your operation, there is no project too large for our team.
In today’s world, organizations need to be both resilient and adaptive to the ever-changing business and social climates. Whether you are looking to expand your business into a new venture, or simply want a detailed analysis of the future of your industry, we can certainly help.
Market Research & Optimization
Marketing has evolved from a creative process into a highly data-driven one. We use analytics to determine the outcomes of campaigns or efforts and to guide decisions for investment and consumer targeting. Demographic studies, customer segmentation, conjoint analysis and other techniques allow us to use large amounts of consumer purchase, survey, and panel data to understand and communicate marketing strategy.
Risk Analysis & Predictive Analytics
We develop predictive models for various industries to bring certainty across the risk scores for individual customers or projects. Our proprietary risk models are used by clients in many sectors from magazine publishers to financial institutions.
While no one can predict the future, we can get pretty close. Our predictive analytics service encompasses a variety of statistical techniques from predictive modeling and data mining that analyze current and historical facts to make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events.
While predictive analytics may help to forecast potential events, prescriptive analytics seeks to determine the optimal solution given the known parameters at hand. Our prescriptive analytics service allows you to take advantage of future opportunities or mitigate future risks by illustrating the implications of each option.
Quality Assurance Services
Quality Control for Commodities and Retail Products
When products move throughout the supply chain, each step in the chain of custody increases risk. Our QC services allow you to verify your product or commodity is in good condition and customer ready. We offer a full range of QC services from inspection to damage assessment.
Analysis & Testing Services
With such a large variability in modern bunker fuel quality, it is essential to test and verify that the commodity you’ve purchased meet the specs you’ve paid for. Our global laboratory partnerships allow us to conveniently outsource the testing and validation of fuels and commodities to ensure safety and help you avoid unnecessary costs. In the event of a quality dispute, our audit services will provide you with the support and forensic analysis needed for you to pursue a claim.
Loss Control Services
Bunker Quantity Analysis and Audit
As the most significant expense for major ocean transport vessels, bunker costs have a considerable impact on your company’s bottom line. With that in mind, you need to be sure the amount of fuel you are paying for is the amount you’ve received. We offer a variety of bunker quantity options from loading & discharge audits to post-discharge investigative services. At such a significant portion of operating costs, a professional input is necessary for all bunkering operations to ensure the process is scrutinized and loss is controlled.
When buying or selling large quantities of crude oil and refined products, many technical problems can occur on the shore side, mainly the inland terminals and pipelines. Having a knowledgeable representative monitor operational movements and analyze operational data is necessary to prevent major losses; we can act as your representative for such transactions. We have over 30 years of experience in this industry, and our superintendents are highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the mid-stream oil & gas supply chain.
Contracted Technical Services
The following services are performed via our partner network of companies and contractors who specialize in various on-site marine services.
Marine Engineering – Consulting, Ship Repair, Maintenance, and Support Services
We have partnered NavTech Maritime Services to refer clients needing specialized services involving marine ship repair, maintenance, and engineering consulting services. NavTech is a team of highly specialized maritime professionals who have extensive experience in the commercial maritime industry. From former Captains to Chief Engineers of commercial maritime vessels, you can trust the NavTech team to handle your marine engineering needs.
Draft and Technical Surveys
When loading cargo which is not uniform in structure, it is often difficult to get an accurate quantity using the traditional methods. In such cases, a draft survey may be the most appropriate way to calculate the quantity of cargo loaded. A draft survey service calculates the variance between a vessels arrival and departure weight via displacement.
On/Off Hire Surveys
Whether you’re an owner or a charterer of a vessel, having the vessel’s condition assessed at the beginning and end of a charter period is crucial to corroborate any potential claims. Our contractor networks offer both on and off hire services for chartered and owned vessels.