Expert & Advisory Services


Our Senior Staff and wider network of associates typically have chartered professional status and over 30 years’ experience in their fields including naval architecture, marine engineering, commercial fleet management and asset operational roles. We have considerable expertise in areas such as vessel procurement, shipyard contracting and warranty issues.

Due Diligence

Houlder’s commercial expertise includes assessment of infrastructure and vessels as part of purchase and M&A activity. Clients include banks, financial institutions and their legal representatives with interests in marine assets.

Operational Analysis

Houlder Professionals have a wealth of experience to share regarding marine operations including operations, port infrastructure, fleet management, crewing and chartering. This, coupled with the in-house capability to financially model systems, means clients can benefit from sound and well thought through analysis. Houlder has supported government and commercial clients in this way.

Expert Witness

Houlder can call on this depth and breadth of experience to provide Clients with quality Expert Witness services in disputes, litigation, arbitration and Court actions. The level of involvement varies from in depth investigations into engineering failures to technical briefings for legal teams.

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