Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime and logistics service provider, is expanding its maritime service portfolio with the launch of its Maritime Advisory team.
The new Maritime Advisory team offers experience and expertise across all maritime sectors from containers, bulk, tankers and passenger shipping, matched to capability across transportation infrastructure including ports, rail, road and aviation. ISS’ Innovation group has recruited staff within the team from the ‘Big Four’ advisory firms, covering investment banking, economics, management and transportation consulting.
Commented ISS Chief Innovation Officer Bryan Phillips: “Our new advisory team is supported by ISS’ leading industry experts and local offices. This is the first of an exciting new pipeline of products and services we are releasing which expands on our existing platform offerings.”
The types of advisory services offered include M&A transaction services, market studies, forecasting, financial modelling and strategic assignments. These services will be supported by unrivalled information and insights from the global ISS network of over 300 offices across 70 countries.
ISS CEO Chris Whiteside added: “Providing independent advisory services is a natural extension of our core offering and what is in essence the role of a maritime service agent. This will introduce new customer segments to the group and expand our range of services to existing customers.”