BMT is the world’s leading independent marine consultancy and surveying company.
We provide services in cargo, nautical and technical matters and cover a broad range of marine and non-marine specialisms. Working with some 500+ surveyors in 250+ ports worldwide, we offer 24/7 global support.
The best people. State-of-the-art tools and processes. Expertise with excellence.
This section gives an overview of our surveyors, consultants and experts. Please select from disciplines or locations to filter your results.
We investigate marine as well as non-marine casualties, identify their root causes and assess the extent of damage; we may also provide recommendations to avoid future casualties.
We cover a wide array of marine and non-marine specialisms offering the knowledge and advice of our world-leading experts. Our portfolio includes a broad spectrum of cases, from day to day issues to involvement into the world’s largest casualties.
We have in-house salvage and marine incidents experts from the Dutch Salvage industry, allowing us to assist the international shipping industry with emergency response advise and action for a large range of serious incidents, 24/7 globally.
We offer a broad range of surveys, audits and certifications to promote safety and operational efficiency.
We attend over 4,000 cargo-related surveys each year, giving us industry-best insights into the causes and consequences of both, damage to cargo as well as damage caused by cargo.
Our surveyors are trained to provide oral and written evidence in court and arbitration proceedings at all stages of the claims, dispute and litigation process.
Our approach is pragmatic and scientific when needed. We use simulation and visualisation tools and other state-of-the-art software to support our investigations.
Our in-house BMT network enables us to offer engineering expertise from 23 offices spread over 4 continents. In addition, we work with 500+ surveyors all over the world providing our services 24/7.
We offer Port & Ship Familiarisation, Tanker, Terminal and Liquid Cargo as well as LNG and LPG courses, on-site in the Harbour of Rotterdam. More information needed or you want to sign up? Please click here:
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Not long ago, an expedition cruise ship grounded off a remote island; no one was hurt, there was no environmental impact and damage was minimal but the potential learning outcomes are huge. BMT’s Nick Dowden investigated and reports.
The potential opportunities and rewards are vast. Let’s change where we need to, let’s collaborate more. We will not just survive, but thrive!
Working at sea can be tough. Many of us will have had the opportunity to experience the cold, the wet, the heat, the constant motions, the cramped spaces and the isolation from home life.
Emma Parkin at ASV Global shares her perspective as a young professional.
Peer van Oosterhout
BMT's Peer van Oosterhout discusses some of the challenges on-board crew may face when changing from one fuel to another and provides guidelines to reduce the risks of possible engine and fuel-equipment damage.
Ad de Klerk
BMT share their experiences in salvaging a cargo worth several million Euros from the seabed in the Mediterranean.